AMP Capital expands global infrastructure debt team

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AMP Capital expands global infrastructure debt team

AMP Capital has made a number of senior appointments to its global infrastructure debt team in London and New York to support business growth.

In London, Emma Haight joins the team as Director from NIBC Bank where she was Vice President in the Project Finance division and a lead negotiator on infrastructure transactions. Ms Haight has held similar roles at Nur Energie and Allen & Overy.

James Fox is joining the London office at the end of April as Associate Director. He previously worked in the Finance team at British Land and is a fully qualified chartered accountant. Ms Haight and Mr Fox will both report to AMP Capital Infrastructure Debt Principal Richard Lane.

In New York, Spencer Ivey is joining as Associate Director. He will relocate to New York in May from AMP Capital's Sydney office where he was Fund Controller for the infrastructure debt team. Mr Ivey will report to AMP Capital Infrastructure Debt Principal Patrick Trears and work alongside Associate Director Andrew Liao. He will be replaced in Sydney by Greg Gill, who was previously Manager of AMP Capital's Fund Accounting team.

AMP Capital Global Head of Infrastructure Debt Andrew Jones said:

"These appointments reflect gathering momentum behind our fundraising efforts. Adding senior talent to the team will ensure our asset sourcing and management capabilities keep pace with our fundraising success and they will all be integral in sourcing and securing new deals.

"They also demonstrate the scope of AMP Capital's global infrastructure debt team, which has a presence in London, New York and Sydney."

AMP Capital has been investing in infrastructure debt since 1998 and focuses on defensive, non-cyclical, cash-flow producing assets. Its first fund, IDF I, was closed to new investment in 2012 after raising US$503 million from 30 global institutional investors.

In January, AMP Capital announced that it had successfully closed a US$100 million subordinated debt financing for New York City-based Astoria Project Partners, a fully operational, combined cycle power generation facility, with a total generating capacity of 550MW.

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