Ausbil has hired a team of four experienced investment professionals to manage a new global listed infrastructure strategy.
Tim Humphreys joins as Portfolio Manager, Jon Reyes as Co-Portfolio Manager & Head of Transportation and Paul Johnston as Head of Utilities. The final member of the team will be announced in due course.
“The track record of Ausbil together with their expertise in detailed company research combines well with our focus on the long-term analysis of assets and companies,” said Tim.
The team will report to Ausbil’s Chief Executive Officer, Ross Youngman.
“We’re a decade into the global economic recovery with positive implications for global infrastructure. Our clients want exposure to the theme so we’re delighted to secure individuals of this calibre to implement our investment strategy. The team, starting in early July will be led by Tim and Jon, who have worked closely together for around ten years,” said Ross Youngman.
Tim will be responsible for the overall construction of the portfolio. He has over 20 years of financial markets experience working in Europe and Sydney with companies including AMP Capital, RARE and Rothschild Asset Management. His previous role, prior to joining Ausbil was Head of Global Infrastructure at AMP Capital.
Jon will be also be responsible for the construction of the portfolio as well as the analysis of the transportation sector. Jon has over 15 years of financial markets experience, working for companies such as AMP Capital, RARE Infrastructure and Bear Stearns.
Paul will be responsible for the analysis of the utilities sector. Prior to joining Ausbil, he worked for RBC Capital Markets and Commonwealth Bank. Paul brings over 20 years of financial markets experience.
Paul Xiradis, Ausbil’s Executive Chairman and Head of Equities, will continue to oversee the business’ domestic equity strategies.
“Australian equities are our strength and we’ll maintain a laser-like focus there. At the same time, we wish to assist our clients with high quality global solutions and this announcement is consistent with that. Our domestic equity strategies may invest in infrastructure so we see synergies with the new global team.”
This global initiative follows on from the introduction of Ausbil’s global small cap capability in 2017.
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