Hermes Investment Management has hired Robert Wall, who joins from the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).
Wall will become infrastructure partner, reporting to head of infrastructure Peter Hofbauer.
Based in London, Wall will complement the existing partners and infrastructure team, and will have responsibility for originating, analysing and executing investments as well as governance of portfolio companies. He will also join the infrastructure investment committee.
Wall joins Hermes after working at CPPIB for nine years in both Toronto and London. He was an early member of its infrastructure investment team, and participated in the rapid development of a significant global infrastructure investment business in a growing and maturing asset class.
He has been responsible for large scale direct infrastructure investments in multiple jurisdictions and has been as a board director of major infrastructure companies in Europe and Australia while working at CPPIB.
Hermes Investment Management head of infrastructure Peter Hofbauer said: "Robert's in-depth industry experience and deep understanding of direct global infrastructure investment will help us continue to serve our clients interests and grow the business from the current £3.9bn of assets under management.
"He brings significant and highly relevant infrastructure investment experience that will supplement the high calibre of experienced individuals that make up the existing Hermes infrastructure team."
Wall's early career was in civil engineering in the UK and New Zealand. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Queen's University in Canada and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
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