Aberdeen Hires Jason Nyilas As Head Of Retirement For Australia

Job Appointments | June 24, 2019 By:

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has hired Jason Nyilas as head of retirement and product strategy for Australia.

Aberdeen Standard Investments is a privately owned investment manager. It invests in hedge funds, equities, fixed income, insurance, real estate, multiple assets, and private markets. ASI currently manages more than $900 billion of assets globally, and is part of the Standard Life Aberdeen Group.

Nyilas has joined Aberdeen from EY, where he held a number of roles including wealth management executive and partner at its Australian arm. He most recently played a part in developing the retirement framework for the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, the compulsory savings and retirement fund for private sector workers in Malaysia. During his time at EY, he also advised on mergers and acquisitions, retirement, digital, wrap, blockchain and other areas in the wealth divisions of major banks and super funds.

In his new role, Nyilas will be responsible for growing the asset manager’s presence in Australia’s retirement income space.

ASI Australia managing director Brett Jollie said that Nyilas would play a central role in growing the company’s presence in the Australian retirement income space.

“Mr Nyilas’ primary role will be to engage the market on retirement income needs and ultimately help provide retirement solutions for ASI clients,” Jollie said. “We are keen to talk with, and listen to, local investors, government and regulators on how we can best meet Australia’s growing demand for sustainable retirement solutions. The appointment of a highly experienced retirement specialist with a global perspective will allow us to commence those conversations and take a leading role in shaping the provision of retirement solutions in Australia.”