HSBC GAM adds to alternatives team

HSBC Global Asset Management has appointed Shantini Nair as Senior Product Specialist for infrastructure debt investments in the Alternatives team.

With over 20 years’ experience in institutional asset management, Nair will focus on developing and expanding the team’s infrastructure debt product offering. She will report to Steven Ward, Global Head of Alternative Products, HSBC Global Asset Management.
Ward says: “We’re very happy to announce Shantini’s hire. Nair will play an important role in growing infrastructure debt capability. Her specialist expertise complements the rest of our team and we’re confident that she’ll be a great asset to our business.”
Nair joins from Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) where she was responsible for product establishment and growth of the Global Private Credit platform across its Infrastructure Debt, Real Estate Debt and Corporate Credit capabilities. Before joining LGIM, Nair held senior roles at AMP Capital Investors, Janus Henderson Investors, Pendal Group and Pall Mall Partners.
Nair’s appointment follows the recent hiring of Richard Berger as Global Head of Hedge Fund Investments and Harjinder (Jin) Bains as Chief Operating Officer for Alternatives.
Berger joined in December 2018 from Pioneer Investments where he was Chief Investment Officer for Alternative Multi-Assets. He previously held various roles at Olympia Capital Management, Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas.
Bains joined in March 2019 from PGIM Investments where he was Head of Operations. Prior to that he was Head of Operations for the Fund Solutions Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Ward says: “Demand for alternative investment solutions continues to grow as investors diversify in their search for yield. We’re committed to meeting our clients’ evolving needs in this area, and developing and growing our team is a key element to this.”
The HSBC Global Asset Management Alternatives team manages, advises on or oversees USD36.6 billion of assets as of 31 December 2018 across hedge funds, infrastructure equity, private debt, direct real estate and infrastructure debt, up from USD31.9 billion at the end of 2017. 

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