Investment manager First Sentier Investors has appointed Kevin Kandasamy as head of institutional distribution in Australia and New Zealand.

He will be responsible for steering FSI’s institutional distribution strategy and developing institutional client and consultant relationships in the region.

Kandasamy is based in Melbourne and will report to managing director and head of distribution (APAC) Lauren Prendiville.

He previously worked as co-head of client group at Dimensional Fund Advisors.