Scotiabank adds to New York ranks

The Canadian-headquartered bank has recruited Matthew Wright as an associate director in its global infrastructure finance group. Wright joins from Australian toll road operator Transurban.

Scotiabank, the Canada-based international bank, has hired Matthew Wright to its global infrastructure finance group in New York.

Wright joins the team as an associate director and will report to managing director Michael Uhouse and director Antoine Reze.

Last September, Scotiabank put managing director John Kirwan in charge of its global infrastructure finance team. Kirwan, who is based in London, joined Scotiabank in 2010 from Depfa Bank and had been head of infrastructure for Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA).

Before Kirwan's appointment, global energy head Matt Giffen and managing director David Konarek were co-heads of infrastructure globally.

Previously, Wright was at Australian toll road operator Transurban Group where he worked on various North American projects including the closing of Private Activity Bonds and TIFIA financing for the I-95 managed lanes road project in Virginia. He was also involved in the I-495 Capital Beltway refinancing in 2011.

In addition, Scotiabank has recruited Stacey Da Costa as an associate in its infrastructure advisory team in Toronto.

“These hires further strengthen Scotiabank’s global infrastructure platform,” said Uhouse in a statement.

Scotiabank now has 30 professionals covering infrastructure finance from offices in New York, Toronto, London, Mexico City, Lima, Santiago and Singapore.