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Ian Saines

Ian Saines was appointed Chief Executive – Funds Management at Challenger Limited in March 2015. In this role Ian is responsible for Australia’s fastest-growing investment manager, with approximately A$75 billion of funds under management. The Funds Management business develops, distributes and manages investment products, operating under two separate brands: Challenger Investment Partners and Fidante Partners (a multi-boutique platform supporting 16 boutique fund managers across a range of investment strategies.

Before joining Challenger Mr Saines was Group Executive - Institutional Banking and Markets at Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) having joined that bank in 2004. Ian was a member of the Bank's Executive Committee and responsible for managing the Bank's relationships with major corporate, institutional and government clients and providing a full range of capital raising, transactional and risk management products and services. Prior to joining CBA, Ian was a Management Committee member of Zurich Capital Markets Asia, the investment banking arm of the Zurich Financial Services Group. Ian previously held various leadership positions at Bankers Trust Australia Limited and headed the investment bank's Global Metals and Mining Industry Group. He also worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Ian is currently a Director of Air Lease Corporation [AL.N], a NYSE listed commercial aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles. He was formerly a board member of Father Chris Riley's Youth off the Streets, a not for profit organization providing support to chronically homeless and abused youth in our society. He was also a director of Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) from 2008 until 2013. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ian has a first class honors degree in economics from the University of New South Wales.