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HSBC Asset Management appoints Head of Real Assets & Head of Private Credit

HSBC Asset Management (HSBC AM) has appointed Victoria Sharpe as Head of Real Assets, and Scott McClurg as Head of Private Credit for its alternatives division, HSBC Alternatives.

Sharpe will be responsible for the strategic development and management of the real assets proposition which today consists of Direct Real Estate teams and Listed Infrastructure Equity teams. She will assume the role from Joanna Munro, who has been acting Head of Real Assets, in addition to her role as CEO, HSBC Alternatives.

Sharpe joined in 2021 as Head of & CIO Real Estate, Asia-Pacific and will retain these responsibilities in her expanded role, which she will begin this month, based in Singapore and reporting into Munro.

Prior to HSBC, Sharpe was responsible for building and leading the Asia Pacific Real Estate business for DWS. Before DWS, she spent 16 years with the global investment management firm PGIM (formerly Prudential Investment Management), as Head of Real Estate, Asia Pacific. Victoria also held senior investment roles at LaSalle Investment Management and Northern Trust.

McClurg will join HSBC AM on 1 October. In this newly created position, he will be based in London and responsible for the strategic development and management of the private credit business, which encompasses the Direct Lending and Infrastructure Debt propositions.

Sharpe joined HSBC in 2010 and has held various senior positions across Commercial Banking. He is currently Head of Leverage Finance UK, Middle Market Financial Sponsors, and was instrumental in the creation of the HSBC Senior UK Direct Lending strategy. Prior to this, he was Head of Energy & Sustainability, where he led the sustainable finance strategy (across UK and internationally) and drove sustainable infrastructure investment across diverse sectors.

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