BlackRock Australia has bolstered its customer service team by hiring Stuart Dunn as head of wealth distribution for northern region and Linda Kang as lead research relationship manager.

Prior to joining BlackRock, Dunn served at Perpetual Investments for nine years. He has over two decades of experience in financial services industry, serving in various client service and business development roles.

Kang joined BlackRock from Challenger/Fidante Partners, where she served in the national key accounts team for research houses.

She has more than eight years of experience in financial services industry across client servicing and development, and investment analysis.

BlackRock head of client business in Australasia Jason Collins said: “We are delighted to welcome Stuart and Linda to the expanded team. Their appointments reflect BlackRock’s focus on building meaningful and sustainable partnerships with clients to help facilitate better outcomes for the broader investor community.”