Founder of House & Garden, Bob and Katrina Ferres have put their tropical retreat on the market

first_img14/131 Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay.“We have had the home for a while and the renovation really freshens it up,” Mr Ferres said.“My wife is an interior decorator so she opened it up and made it light and bright.“It is a really relaxing space to be in.”Mr Ferres said he spends most of his time outside in the alfresco area. The pool us surrounded by manicured lawns and tropical gardens. “I like to sit out there and have my coffee,” he said. 14/131 Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay.“I am really proud of my neighbourhood, it’s safe and secure and the reason we are moving is because our neighbours have moved,” he said. “They moved to Montego Hills and it turns out there is a house for sale next door to them.“It is kind of a funny story but we decided to stay neighbours with them and buy there.” The home at 14/131 Morala Ave has an open-plan living area with a modern style. A wine cellar adds a touch of luxury to the design. 14/131 Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay.The home in the Seaquester Quays estate sprawls out on a 980sq m block and includes a 10m private marina berth. The couple said they recently spent more than $250,000 on renovations. “We moved here from the Hunter Valley in 1990 and it was the first place we bought,” Mr Ferres said. 14/131 Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay.HOMEOWNERS Bob and Katrina Ferres are parting ways with their Runaway Bay home after 27 years.The couple, who founded homewares chain House & Garden in 1984, said the five-bedroom home was a perfect fit for their family. 14/131 Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We founded the business in the Hunter Valley and brought it to the Gold Coast.“We haven’t moved since because we just couldn’t think of any place better to live. “The estate has two tennis courts and I get up every morning and go to Southport for a swim.”Mr Ferres said he had been in the estate so long he was the trees user of the body corporate.last_img read more

​Former ATP chief Christian Hyldahl takes top BlackRock Nordic role

first_imgIn his job at BlackRock, which has around 40 staff in its Stockholm and Copenhagen offices, Hyldahl will partly be replacing Lena Lundholm-Micko, who stepped into a dual role of country head and head of BlackRock’s Nordic institutional business in July 2017.She will continue in her role as head of the Nordic institutional business, the firm said, adding that she would now focus on BlackRock’s largest clients in these markets.Rachel Lord, head of BlackRock’s EMEA business, said the company was delighted to welcome Hyldahl.“He is highly respected by clients and other stakeholders in the Nordic region and across Europe,” she said. “He brings deep industry knowledge and expertise, and a particular interest in sustainable investing, which is a key priority for our clients.”“We have an established client base and an attractive set of organic growth opportunities in the region over the next five years, and Christian’s appointment is an exciting moment for BlackRock’s clients and business,” Lord said.Before joining ATP in January 2017, Hyldahl held several senior management positions at Nordea, and was both CIO and chief executive of Nordea Asset Management.His career began in 1990 as a bond analyst at Unibank, a Danish bank that merged into Nordea in 2000. Christian Hyldahl, the former chief executive of ATP who left the Danish pensions giant late last year, has been announced as country head of the Nordic region at BlackRock.Hyldahl will join the €5.3trn asset manager on 21 October, more than 10 months after he resigned from ATP as the DKK881bn (€118bn) statutory pension fund came under pressure in a complex case amid a public furore over dividend tax speculation.Hyldahl said of his new appointment: “I have carefully considered my next step over the last 10 months and I am excited to join a firm with the global impact and outright industry leadership of BlackRock.“I look forward to joining the BlackRock team and engaging with the firm’s clients across the Nordic region.”last_img read more