Legal & General appoints Simpraga as infrastructure strategist

Legal & General has appointed Marija Simpraga as infrastructure strategist as it looks to increase its exposure to clean energy and transport infrastructure.

LGIM Real Assets said Simpraga, who joins from news and data provider Bloomberg, will be responsible for view formation and thought leadership on infrastructure investment opportunities.

She will also contribute to strategy and the development of new investment products.

At Bloomberg, Simpraga worked as European Utilities Equity research associate and team leader.

LGIM Real Assets has been investing in infrastructure assets since 2012 and has been increasing its exposure to clean energy and transport.

The investment management arm of the UK insurer has invested around £3bn of infrastructure debt. Its largest investment to date is the £400m London Gateway Port refinancing last year with investment activity expected to increase further.

Key deals this deals this year includes its first debt investment into the UK offshore wind sector to support the Walney extension and funding for UK rail companies and also providing debt financing for High Speed 1 acquisition.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment


Your first step in manager selection...

IPE Quest is a manager search facility that connects institutional investors and asset managers.

  • DS-2382

    Closing date: 2017-12-14.

  • QN-2383

    Asset class: Residential Property.
    Asset region: Ireland.
    Size: EUR 10m.
    Closing date: 2017-12-18.

  • QN-2384

    Asset class: Equities Switzerland (Large Caps).
    Asset region: Switzerland.
    Size: CHF 550 – 600 mn.
    Closing date: 2017-12-15.

  • QN-2385

    Asset class: Liability Driven Investment.
    Asset region: Europe.
    Size: Size: EUR 1 Billion, Liability size: EUR 3 Billion.
    Closing date: 2018-01-08.

  • QN-2386

    Asset class: Fixed income.
    Asset region: Global developed markets.
    Size: CHF 500 -1000m.
    Closing date: 2018-01-15.

  • DS-2392

    Closing date: 2017-12-21.

  • QN-2393

    Asset class: All/Large Cap Equities.
    Asset region: Europe.
    Size: EUR 200m.
    Closing date: 2017-12-21.

  • QN-2394

    Asset class: Real Estate Industrial.
    Asset region: Europe.
    Size: EUR 10m.
    Closing date: 2018-01-04.

Begin Your Search Now