Meketa establishes European presence

The Boston-based investment consultant is opening a new office in London later this month, expanding its research activities to include Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Meketa Investment Group, a Boston-based consulting firm that advises clients on real assets, will open an office in London that will provide research support to the group’s US offices on public market, private market and risk management strategies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the firm said in a statement.

Meketa’s managing principal Stephen McCourt will head the office, which will officially open on June 12. Meketa employees Christy Gahr, Tim Atkinson and Edmund Walsh are the three investment professionals that will be staffing the office.

“As a leading advisory firm with an ever more geographically diverse client base, establishing a presence in Europe is an appropriate and timely step in our evolution,” Meketa’s founder and chief executive James Meketa said.

Founded in 1978, Meketa is a full service investment consulting and advisory firm. Since 1993, it has been advising clients on real estate, infrastructure, and natural resources.

Its clients include Taft-Hartley funds, public funds, corporates and non-profits. The firm consults on more than $270 billion in assets for over 90 clients whose total aggregate institutional assets exceed $600 billion.

In addition to its Boston headquarters, Meketa has offices in San Diego and Miami.