Investment Team

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
  • Provides portfolio management and capital market trading across the full range of VanEck's Australian ETFs
  • Prior to joining VanEck, worked at Source ETFs in investment management. Source ETFs had over 100 ETFs listed in multiple countries with $15 billion funds under management
  • Previously held various roles at ABN Amro, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Morgan's and PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Management Accounting), University of Newcastle
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

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