Investment Teams

  • Russel Chesler, Director, Investments & Portfolio Strategy

    • An actuary with over 20 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). 

    Contact Information
    Email: rchesler@vaneck.com

     

  • 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.

    Contact Information
    Email: jhannah@vaneck.com

     

  • Brett Liddell, CFA, Manager – Investments

    • Brett provides portfolio management and capital market trading across the full range of VanEck's Australian ETFs and European UCITs.
    • Brett joined VanEck in its New York office is 2012, moving to the Sydney office in 2015.
    • Prior to joining VanEck, Brett worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch London as part of the Merrill Lynch Investment Solutions & BofAML Alternative Funds platform.
    • Previously Brett work for Goldman Sachs JBWere in Private Wealth Management.
    • Brett has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Sports Management) from Deakin University and is CFA Charter Holder.

    Contact Information
    Email: bliddell@vaneck.com