Carlyle makes diversity a priority with new hire

The private funds manager hired Kara Helander from BlackRock to lead the effort for a more diverse and inclusionary workplace.

Ex-CalPERS exec returns as pension’s new CIO

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System has hired Yu Ben Meng as chief investment officer, four months after Ted Eliopoulos said he would be stepping down from the $360 billion pension fund. Meng, a US citizen born in China, worked at CalPERS for seven years, his last role being that of investment director of asset […]

Macquarie plots Nordics push with new MD hire – exclusive

Philip Mikkelsen’s arrival from DWS to boost institutional investor coverage is part of a wider growth plan for the region.

InfraRed undergoes new leadership change

The London-based investment manager has promoted James Hall-Smith and Harry Seekings as co-heads of infrastructure following the departure of Ben Loomes.

Natixis expands infra platform with new Americas hire

Natixis has hired Nasir Khan as its head of infrastructure for the Americas as the French investment bank looks to capitalise on strong growth in both North and Latin American markets. Khan will lead a group of financiers looking to capitalise on an infrastructure sector in North America that is opening to private investment and […]

Norton Rose Fulbright hires veteran lawyer to focus on PPPs

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has hired veteran project finance lawyer Douglas Buchanan to co-head its North American infrastructure practice as it plans to expand its focus on public-private partnerships. Buchanan will serve as senior counsel for Norton Rose Fulbright in North America, working alongside co-heads Doug Fried in the US and Greg Lewis […]

CBRE Caledon poaches GIC’s co-head of European infra

CBRE Caledon has hired senior infrastructure specialist Andreas Köttering from GIC as the North American asset manager sets its sights on expansion in Europe. “Our two major infrastructure markets are North America and Europe. While we’ve been doing a good job of covering Europe from Toronto, it’s important for us to have a presence in […]

Equis Group expands infra team with University of Texas exec

Mark Warner will take ‘an active role in fundraising’ as the Singapore-based firm seeks to take advantage of new investment and growth opportunities.

KKR shores up exec team with hire of Macquarie Capital VP – exclusive

James Gordon has joined the group as an investment director, following a raft of senior staff departures earlier this year.

BlackRock bulks up with energy and debt hires – exclusive

The firm has lured Macquarie Capital’s midstream MD Ed Winter, while appointing Guillaume Vandewalle to the debt team.

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