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AMP bolsters European IR team

The Australian fund manager has hired a new institutional director shortly after launching a Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS platform.

AMP Capital has strengthened its London team with the hire of Kate Campbell as institutional director Europe.

Campbell will work alongside Louisa Yeoman, institutional director UK, to grow the Australian fund manager’s European institutional client business.

She joins AMP from JP Morgan where she was executive director for capital introduction in the prime brokerage unit, a role that saw her assist the US bank’s hedge fund clients with their marketing strategies. Her prior experience includes roles at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs.

Her appointment comes in the wake of a fresh marketing push by AMP, with the firm announcing the creation of UCITS (Undertakings for the Collective Investment of Transferable Securities) versions of its Global Listed Infrastructure Fund and Global Real Estate Securities Fund.

The move, which AMP says was prompted by investor demand, is designed to make the firm’s funds accessible to a wider base of European limited partners, some of which can only invest in UCITS structures.

“Kate’s efforts will be focused on fundraising for this new platform and for AMP Capital’s unlisted infrastructure business where we already have a range of well-established equity and debt funds. She will work with clients such as pension funds, insurers, private banks and multi managers,” said Richard Shields, managing director Europe, Middle East and Africa at AMP.

The new platform, domiciled in Luxembourg, was launched with $156 million in assets under management. It will be split equally between the listed infrastructure and real estate funds.