Commonwealth Securities appoints Craig James to new post of Chief Economist, ComSec

15 August 2000

David Rees, Head of Commonwealth Research, the research unit of the Commonwealth Bank Group, today announced that Craig James has been appointed Chief Economist, Commonwealth Securities (ComSec). Craig was previously Chief Economist, Colonial State Bank.

Commenting on the appointment David Rees said, "We are delighted that Craig has accepted the post and look forward to the additional dimension he will bring to the research capability of ComSec. Craig joins Commonwealth Research to assist us in fulfilling our extensive client, advisory and media commitments that have been generated in line with the phenomenal growth of Australia's leading stockbroker".

"Craig's proven ability to interpret and communicate economic trends is in line with ComSec's charter of making investment straightforward, accessible and affordable," said Mr Rees.

"Commonwealth Securities retail clients will benefit from Craig's focus, further adding to the diverse range of information available on the ComSec site at"

Commonwealth Research is extensively resourced, supplying the financial services industry and the Australian public with timely, accurate market information and commentary.