QIC’s Lacagnina leaves for Partners Group – exclusive

Vittorio Lacagnina will join the Swiss firm in June after spending more than three years at the Australian fund manager and establishing its NY office.

After leading QIC’s fundraising efforts in North America and Europe since October 2014, Vittorio Lacagnina is leaving the Australian asset manager to join Switzerland-based Partners Group, Infrastructure Investor has learnt.

Lacagnina will join Partners Group’s New York office in June as head of business development, private infrastructure Americas, sources told Infrastructure Investor. In this newly created role, Lacagnina will lead capital origination and strategic fundraising initiatives for the asset class across the region while working closely with the Americas investment team led by Todd Bright.

Partners Group confirmed Lacagnina’s appointment.

Lacagnina, who started his career at Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division, has more than 20 years of relevant advisory, investing and fundraising experience. Before joining QIC, where he served as head of global clients and marketing for the Northern Hemisphere, he worked for SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners, overseeing global fundraising and co-investment.

Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, Partners Group has $10 billion in assets under management in private infrastructure. Last month, it raised €3 billion for its latest infrastructure programme, including €2.2 billion for its Partners Group Direct Infrastructure 2016 fund and €800 million for separate accounts and other infrastructure vehicles.

It is also reportedly planning to launch a new global infrastructure fund before summer, with a view to raising about €1 billion. Partners Group Global Infrastructure 2018 would be the fourth instalment of the company’s Global Infrastructure programme.