Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions announces leadership changes
London, 25 Jun 2018
Kit Hamilton and Tim Humphrey have been appointed Co-Heads of Macquarie’s global infrastructure debt asset management business, Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS).
Kit Hamilton joined MIDIS in 2012 and has been the Head of the Investment Team since 2015. He joined Macquarie in 2010 as part of the infrastructure debt advisory team within Macquarie Capital after starting his career in infrastructure finance at Dresdner Kleinwort.
Tim Humphrey joined MIDIS in 2013 and became the Head of the Investor Solutions Team in 2015, which has raised more than £5.0 billion and serviced pension fund and insurance clients across the globe since 2012. Prior to joining MIDIS, Tim spent his career working with pension funds and insurance companies across a range of disciplines – starting his career advising pension funds as an actuary at Watson Wyatt and going on to work in pension buyouts and then corporate finance advisory.
Tim Humphrey commented: “Kit and I are very excited to be taking on the positions of Co-Heads of MIDIS. The business has grown significantly over the last five years and we are grateful to our clients who have supported us through this journey. We have been able to build on our first mover advantage by continuing to innovate products to meet our clients’ needs. Our two flagship pooled funds products, the UK inflation-linked debt funds and Global Infrastructure Debt Fund, which have helped to mobilise significant capital for impactful investments.”
Kit Hamilton added: “Since we started the business, we have assembled an outstanding portfolio, which has outperformed the market on returns. By offering borrowers innovative funding solutions we have been able to finance important infrastructure across the globe. We continue to be a reliable partner for borrowers in acquisition financing and bid processes and the quality of our offering has been endorsed through repeat issuance with borrowers and the partnership approach we adopt.”
James Wilson and Andrew Robertson, co-founders of the MIDIS business and former co-heads will remain closely involved with business. James will continue as Chief Investment Officer of MIDIS and Chairman of the Investment Committee. Andrew will assume broader responsibility in Macquarie’s Sydney office where he is working on a related but expanded set of illiquid credit business development opportunities.
Stephen Allen has joined the MIDIS Investment Committee following his retirement as Chief Risk Officer of Macquarie Group. Stephen brings with him a wealth of experience in risk management and global infrastructure finance. He was the Chief Risk Officer of Macquarie Group for eight years and has been involved in infrastructure finance for over 25 years.
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About Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions
In early 2012 Macquarie established the Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS) platform to leverage the infrastructure expertise within Macquarie into an investor-aligned global infrastructure debt investment management business. The MIDIS platform has been successful in securing mandates with insurer and pension scheme clients and has a track record of investing at attractive yields.