AMP Capital has made a new hire to its global listed infrastructure team as it bolsters its global infrastructure investment platform, investing across the entire spectrum of the asset class.
Michel Debs has been appointed as a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on AMP Capital’s Global Listed Infrastructure team. Based in London, he will be responsible for covering utilities infrastructure across Europe and Asia.
"The appointment reflects the continued growth of AMP Capital’s real assets business."
With a decade’s sell-side equity research experience, Mr Debs joins from Citi where he was most recently a Director on the Utilities research team, responsible for the coverage of multinational energy providers. Prior to this, he was a Vice-President at Credit Suisse on the Utilities research team, specialising in French utilities companies. In each of these roles he received prestigious Starmine awards for stockpicking and earnings estimation.
Mr Debs began his career at PwC in accounting and also worked at KPMG, before moving to Credit Suisse as a quantitative research associate in 2008.
The appointment reflects the continued growth of AMP Capital’s real assets business.
AMP Capital’s Head of Global Listed Infrastructure, Giuseppe Corona, said: “Michel’s appointment brings valuable utilities sector knowledge and skills to the existing expertise on the Global Listed Infrastructure team. We are excited to welcome him to our team.
“It is increasingly vital for listed infrastructure investors to build a strong, deep and specialised investment team to analyse the investable universe and seek out the most attractive investment opportunities. Investors around the world are continuing to increase their allocation to infrastructure. AMP Capital’s Global Listed Infrastructure strategy makes this highly-attractive defensive asset class, typically accessed through direct investment, available to a wide range of investors.
“Investors can access stable returns from a range of investment opportunities in infrastructure, while benefiting from the diversification and liquidity that the listed approach provides.”
AMP Capital’s Global Listed Infrastructure team now comprises six senior investment professionals, located in London and Sydney.