Passive strategies - Australia

Investment Teams

  • Russel Chesler

    Russel Chesler, Head of Investments & Capital Markets

    An actuary with over 25 years’ experience in financial services, Russel is responsible for managing VanEck's passive solutions. Prior to joining VanEck, Russel was a partner at Sunstone Partners, specialising in Asset and Wealth Management. Russel also worked for Perpetual Limited as General Manager of Protected Investments and Lending, and has 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).

  • Jamie Hannah

    Jamie Hannah, Deputy Head of Investments & Capital Markets

    Jamie provides portfolio management and capital market trading across the full range of VanEck’s passive solutions. Prior to joining VanEck, Jamie worked at Source ETFs in investment management and he 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.

  • Cameron McCormack

    Cameron McCormack, Portfolio Manager

    Cameron leads investment performance analytics for the firm and is responsible for trade execution for equity and fixed income ETFs. Cameron was previously at Pacific Life Re Australia where he worked in the pricing and client solutions teams. Cameron graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Actuarial Studies and Finance from the University of New South Wales and is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA).

  • Alice Shen

    Alice Shen, Senior Associate - Investments & Capital Markets

    Alice oversees fund operations and investment portfolios, as well as managing asset valuation and trade settlements. Formerly at State Street where she was a fund operations analyst, Alice has also held a number of roles at RBC Investor & Treasury Services and Bank of China International. Alice is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Master of Actuarial Studies from Australian National University, as well as a Bachelor of Mathematics and Statistics from Imperial College London. She has also earned the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing.