This article originally appeared in Money Management.
Real Asset Management (RAM) has appointed Craig Thompson as its new chief technology officer.
He would be responsible for leading RAM’s digital transformation journey, would work to digitise the onboarding process for the group’s wholesale and high net worth clients, and create direct access to RAM funds through new digital pathways.
Thompson joined from MA Financial Group’s and was head of technology for the past two years and was general manager of information technology for MA Hotel Management for five years.
“Craig is a highly adaptive, results-driven, and innovative technology leader with a broad range of experience across the technology fields,” RAM chief executive for Australia, Scott Kelly, said.
“He holds a proven track record in developing and implementing IT strategies, unlocking new business capabilities, and solving business problems through the deployment of technology.”
RAM specialises in real estate, credit and private equity markets for institutions and wealthy families globally.
It opened its Australian office in 2013 and now has five offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
RAM had a team of more than 100 finance professionals managing over $2 billion in assets.