Australia’s Equity Trustees Limited (EQT) has appointed George Boubouras as chief investment officer.

Boubouras had been performing the role on an interim basis since April this year., according to Investor Daily.

Boubouras, with 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, has joined EQT from UBS Wealth Management, where he worked as head of investment strategy and consulting and was responsible for research and investments across all asset classes.

Prior to this, he has worked at several firms including across a variety of companies including Macquarie bank, HSBC asset management, challenger Financial Services Group, Westpac and the NSW Treasury.

Robin Burns EQT managing director said that Boubouras has already made significant progress in enhancing EQT’s asset management capabilities and approaches.

"Boubouras was heavily involved in driving the review of our asset management and risk management activities, which resulted in the appointment of Mercer as asset consultant for both our retail and institutional businesses, and this relationship is working extremely well," said Burns.

"Boubouras was also responsible for the appointment of fund manager Paul Kasian as head of Australian equities, which strengthened EQT’s asset management capabilities," he added.