Appointed Managing Director at Investment Trends

Research firm Investment Trends has named Eric Blewitt as managing director, while Sarah Brennan fills a newly created role at the company.

Brennan, who had served as chief executive since November 2020, would now serve as chair of the advisory board.

This would involve focusing on areas of growth and development to support the evolution of the business, such as strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and complementary deployment of skills such as data and analytics.

She would continue to be actively involved and support Blewitt on strategy and partnership at Investment Trends.

Blewitt was previously chief executive of AUSIEX, having led its divestment from Commsec/Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He had 25 years of financial services experience in the areas of wealth management and financial markets.

Brennan said: “Eric brings extensive experience in wealth management and business behavior, as well as the entrepreneurial and dynamic attitude that defines Investment Trends.

“Having worked with Investment Trends in the past, Eric is already well known and highly regarded by many of our clients and staff – he will be up and running straight away.”

Blewitt added, “I am thrilled to join such a respected global company whose work provides meaningful insights helping its clients shape their strategy through invaluable research and insights. I have seen the insights and value that Investment Trends can offer its clients and am very excited to lead the business into its next phase of growth.”

Both appointments would take effect on October 31.