Aussie rugby legend Stirling Mortlock joins Stockspot

By David Tuckwell on Thursday 27 July 2017

Savings and Investment

From rugby to finance for the former union star

Former Wallabies captain Stirling Mortlock has joined forces with a robo-advice start-up. 

Aussie robo-advisor Stockspot has hired former Australian rugby captain Stirling Mortlock as a consultant.

Mr Mortlock, who played 80 test matches for the Wallabies and played as an outside back, will lead Stockspot’s B2B programme, helping it connect with accountants and wealth advisors. He joins from NAB, where he was a senior manager for the bank’s corporate superannuation business.

“When I first heard about robo-advice and Stockspot I realised it is where the future of investing and portfolio management is heading. I very much want to be a part of that,” Mr Mortlock said.

“It’s the type of service that should appeal to accountants or advisers who want to help their clients access long-term sensible investing without the high-fees and burden of providing investment advice themselves.”

Stockspot is the largest Australian robo-advisor.

It successfully ran a $3 million series B funding round earlier this year and has begun a marketing campaign, with ads appearing on public transport in major cities.

Chris Brycki, Stockspot’s CEO, was delighted with the hire.

“Stirling’s experience in corporate wealth and superannuation gives him deep insight into the issues facing advisers and accountants around compliance and the provision of personal advice,” he said.

“Stockspot is able to help ensure accountants and advisers are providing their clients with the best possible investment advice and experience.”

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