Ian M. Webber joined Ariel Investments in Sydney as senior vice president, institutional marketing and client service, and head of Asia-Pacific.
Mr. Webber is opening Ariel's first office in the Asia-Pacific region, with initial plans to market the Chicago-based firm's global equity strategy to institutional investors in Australia and the broader Asia-Pacific region.
Mr. Webber said in a telephone interview that he spent the past year working on consulting projects with global money managers. Previously, he had served as country head and director of sales for Artio Global Investors through mid-2013.
As of March 31, Ariel had $10.7 billion in assets under management.