Investment Teams

Russel Chesler
Russel Chesler
  • An actuary with over 20 years’ experience in financial services
  • Prior to joining VanEck Vectors Australia, was a partner at boutique consulting firm Sunstone Partners, specialising in Asset and Wealth Management
  • Previously worked for Perpetual Limited as General Manager of Protected Investments and Lending
  • Also worked for Grange Securities in origination and development of alternative investment solutions
  • For many years worked in various management positions at Alexander Forbes, South Africa’s leading superannuation and asset consulting firm
  • Commenced his career at Liberty Life, a top tier insurance and investment company in South Africa
  • Education: Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (United Kingdom) and a member of the Wealth Management sub-committee of the Actuaries Institute Australia

Jamie Hannah
Jamie Hannah
  • 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.

Brett Liddell
Brett Liddell, CFA
  • 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.