Fidante Partners Appoints New Head of Distribution

David Cubbin



London, 4 March 2020 - Fidante Partners, a global multi-boutique asset management business, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Cubbin as Head of Distribution in its London office.


David joins from Fidante’s Head Office in Australia, where he spent four and a half years leading the institutional distribution efforts for three of its boutiques, including the highly successful Fixed Income Manager, Ardea Investment Management. Ardea’s AUM more than doubled during this period from circa A$6bn to A$14bn. In the role David also took investment managers, WaveStone Capital and Lennox Capital Partners, to full investment capacity.


Before joining Fidante in Australia, David lived in South Sudan for three years where he established several businesses, including an Internet Service Provider, which he grew to be the second largest in bandwidth in the country. Prior to that, David was Business Development Manager at Private Capital Management Ltd, having initially started his career as a Business Analyst at Macquarie Capital in London, working in Mergers & Acquisitions in the TMT team.


David will report directly to the recently appointed Sydney-based Head of Global Distribution, and former Head of Australian Institutional, Michael Clarke. David will be primarily responsible for selling Fidante’s multi-boutique model and helping to grow the business in Europe, an important part of which will be to add investment management capabilities to the platform, through incubation, acquisition or via third party arrangements.


Michael Clarke said: “David will be a valuable addition to our London-based team. He has a wealth of distribution experience and has built a highly impressive track record in Australia. We are confident that David has all the skills required to successfully grow and build out Fidante’s European product set as well as its global distribution footprint.


David Cubbin added: “I am very excited to be joining Fidante Partners in London. Fidante is a rapidly growing, client-focused organisation and is now established as a leading multi-boutique asset manager with a diverse range of boutique partnerships. At Fidante Australia, I focused on developing and implementing effective institutional distribution strategies and I look forward to translating that to help grow the business in Europe.”