David Vickerman has become the second senior member of the Toronto-based infrastructure investment team at Greystone Managed Investments Inc, the Regina, Saskatchewan-based money manager.
Vickerman, who was previously managing director of global infrastructure investments at Canadian investment bank Scotia Capital, becomes executive director of infrastructure in his new role at Greystone. His prior career included founding investment management firms Man-Vector Limited and Vector Asset Management in London.
He partners with Jeff Mouland, executive director and head of infrastructure, who joined Greystone in January this year after gaining 19 years of infrastructure investment experience at the likes of Industry Funds Management, the Australian fund manager, and Public Sector Pension Investment Board, one of the largest Canadian pension plans.
Vickerman said he would be working closely with Mouland on the “design, development and management of Greystone’s infrastructure fund”. Details of the fund and Greystone’s infrastructure initiative will be released in Q4 2012.
Vickerman told Infrastructure Investor that his move was inspired by Greystone’s “well established platform on the buy side. It’s a tremendous advantage”.
At the time of the team’s launch, Greystone said the move was part of “the continuing evolution of our firm in response to client demand” and that infrastructure would not overlap with its existing strategies, which include fixed income, Canadian equities, US equities, international equities, real estate and mortgages.