Passive strategies - Australia

Investment Teams

  • Russel Chesler

    Russel Chesler, Director, Investments & Portfolio Strategy

    • An actuary with over 25 years experience in financial services, Russel is responsible for managing VanEck's Australian ETFs.
    • Prior to joining VanEck, Russel was a partner at boutique consulting firm Sunstone Partners, specialising in Asset and Wealth Management.
    • Previously Russel worked for Perpetual Limited as General Manager of Protected Investments and Lending. Russel has also held positions at Grange Securities, Alexander Forbes and Liberty Life.
    • Russel has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (United Kingdom). 

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  • Jamie Hannah

    Jamie Hannah, Vice President – Investments & Capital Markets

    • Jamie provides portfolio management and capital market trading across the full range of VanEck’s Australian ETFs.
    • Prior to joining VanEck, Jamie worked at Source ETFs in investment management. Source ETFs had over 100 ETFs listed in multiple countries with $15 billion funds under management.
    • Previously Jamie held various roles at ABN Amro, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Morgan's and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
    • Jamie has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Management Accounting) from the University of Newcastle and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

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