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DIF appoints asset management head, adds four new hires

The Netherlands-based fund manager has appointed Angela Roshier as head of its recently created asset management team. In addition, four new recruits have been drafted in, two of them specialising in finance and the other two in origination.

Angela Roshier, who joined Dutch fund manager DIF last year, has been made head of the firm’s asset management team in London. The newly created role reflects the “growing number of projects in our portfolio”, DIF managing partner Wim Blaasse told Infrastructure Investor.

Prior to joining DIF in October last year, Roshier had spent five years with London-listed private equity and infrastructure investor 3i, where she had asset management responsibilities for a portfolio of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) investments.

Also in London, DIF has appointed Andrew Freeman to its UK origination team. He has spent the last 10 years at financial services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he advised on fund set-ups and launches, asset valuations and buy- and sell-side processes.

In the Netherlands, Sebastiaan Surie has also joined the origination effort having had a three-year stint at ING Bank in Amsterdam. He spent two of those years in the structured finance/natural resources department, where he worked on transactions in the oil & gas sector.

Joining the finance team in the Netherlands are Bea Murray, who formerly worked for Banque Paribas and KBC as well as trust companies in New Zealand and the Netherlands; and entrepreneur Ieva Ophof, who will focus on investor reporting.

Blaasse put the appointments down to “growth in the portfolio of deals, assets and to strengthen our investor reporting activities”.    

DIF, which now has 28 investment professionals in the Netherlands, UK, France and Germany, closed its €571 million Fund II in September last year. Established in 2005, the company currently manages a portfolio of €500 million of PPP/PFI and renewable energy assets.