Fiera hires IFM director to launch US expansion – exclusive

Fiera Infrastructure is to assemble an investment team of about four people in New York this year as it plans to expand its activities in the US. Alina Osorio, Fiera’s president, said the Toronto-based fund manager had hired Brooks Kaufman, who was previously an investment director at Australian firm IFM Investors, to head the new […]

UBS hires JPMorgan veteran Joe Azelby to head real assets

The asset management division of Swiss investment bank UBS has named Joe Azelby as the new head of its $100 billion real estate and private markets business. Azelby will report to Ulrich Koerner, president of UBS Asset Management, according to a statement from the company. He brings with him an almost two-decade track record of […]

Four hires from public, private sectors boost First State’s infra group

The new appointees are joining the Australian fund manager from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, CalSTRS, Enbridge and Veolia.

BlackRock head of infra debt departure leads to $11bn+ real assets debt group

Erik Savi’s exit is accelerating the combination of infrastructure and real estate debt into a single platform, a plan that was already in the works.

JPMorgan strengthens focus on sustainable investing with new hire

Jennifer Wu, who joins from BlackRock as the new head of sustainable investing at the bank’s asset management business, will also oversee the Sustainable Investment Leadership Team.

AMP Capital appoints Australia MD as it ‘resets and refocuses’ domestically

Marsha Beck starts immediately in the newly-created role, with AMP Capital’s strong performance in 2018 offsetting a torrid year for the fund manager’s parent group.

Argo IP targets Australian and Asian LPs with new MD hire – exclusive

QIC’s Melannie Pyzik will join Argo Infrastructure Partners this month in a new Sydney-based role with a remit to focus on local investor relations.

MIRA trains sights on Central/Eastern Europe with new hire

The fund manager has tapped Martin Gebauer, a CEO of one of its portfolio companies, to head its new Central and Eastern European business.

AMP Capital eyes direct investments with launch of new team

The Australian firm’s head of infrastructure equity for the Americas, Dylan Foo, will lead the new initiative while continuing in his current role.

London court to hear IFM Investors sexual harassment case this week

A former analyst in the manager’s European infra team is bringing charges against the firm and one of its European executive directors.
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