Fidante Appoints New COO

James Munce appointment

Fidante Partners announces the appointment of James Munce as Chief Operating Officer.


James’s appointment builds on the strength of Fidante Partners’ leadership team, as the business expands its proven multi-boutique asset management model from Australian origins and executes its international growth strategy. His experience within the alternative investments industry and a solid track record in designing operating models, driving operational efficiencies and growing businesses, is well-aligned to Fidante’s goals in realising sustainable business growth.


James joins Fidante Partners from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) where he was a Director and COO of the Fund Solutions Group providing expertise across operations, risk, tax, finance, legal and compliance. Over a ten-year period James was influential in the launch and growth of the Merrill Lynch Investment Solutions UCITS platform and ensuring its operating model kept pace with the changing regulatory landscape.


James will start his role on 24 July 2017 and report directly to Cathy Hales, Global Head of Fidante Partners.


Speaking about the new appointment, Cathy Hales, Global Head of Fidante Partners, said:

“With his proven leadership skills and experience working within the alternative investments industry, James will be a valuable addition to the Fidante Partners leadership team during this exciting phase in the firm’s development.


James brings to the role a wealth of knowledge and practical experience that will add value to our partner firms and the Fidante platform. I am delighted to welcome James to the team.”


Commenting on his appointment, James said:

“I am really excited to start working with Fidante Partners, a fast-growing, dynamic and client focused organisation. The business has a great heritage and a successful model of supporting specialist asset management companies across Australia and Europe. I am impressed with the firm’s recent achievements, the scale and scope of its operations and the future vision for the company. I look forward to contributing towards the continuing profitable growth of Fidante.”