Altius boosts infrastructure team

The private equity and real assets firm has hired corporate veteran Duncan Cox as a special advisor.

London-based Altius Associates, which advises and manages private equity and real assets funds, has appointed former senior corporate executive Duncan Cox as a special advisor in its infrastructure business.

Cox will be based in the US, where Altius has an office in Richmond, Virginia, but will support the business globally.

Cox has 25 years’ experience with international firms involved in the engineering, procurement and construction of large infrastructure projects including high-rise buildings, bridges, power plants, landfills and stadiums.

His roles have included: chairman of Green Gas Americas; president and chief executive officer of Canron Corporation; chief executive officer of Mitsui Babcock Energy; and president of Zurn Energy Division.

Explaining the appointment, Altius head of real assets Jay Yoder said clients were “seeking dedicated direct technical and operational expertise when they come to assess investments in the infrastructure sector”.

Earlier this year, Altius hired Joachim Suter from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets as a partner in its EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) investor relations team headed by Eric Warner.

As well as London and Virginia, Altius also has an office in Singapore. It has $24 billion under management.