UBS adds infra experts

UBS Asset Management has made two senior appointments to bolster its infrastructure team in London and New York.

The firm’s Real Estate & Private Markets (REPM) business appointed Patrick Cunningham as head of infrastructure for business development in the Americas in New York, and Viktor Kozel as portfolio manager to REPM’s infrastructure debt team in London.

Tommaso Albanese, head of infrastructure at REPM said: “Both Patrick and Viktor’s arrivals are timely to support the accelerated growth of REPM’s infrastructure platform.”

With over 20 years of experience in the investment markets and exposure to infrastructure, energy and real asset, Cunningham will oversee REPM’s infrastructure investment efforts across the Americas.

He has held senior positions at Macquarie, Capital Dynamics and JP Morgan before working as a partner at McCarvill Capital Partners in the last two years, focusing on real assets, infrastructure, power and energy investment strategies.

Having spent seven years at Deutsche Bank in London, Kozel will support REPM in scouring new investment opportunities across Europe as the firm prepares to close the Archmore Infrastructure Debt Platform II, its second infrastructure debt fund.

Albanese added: “Together they enhance our wealth of experience as we move into execution phase on the efficient deployment of our latest debt product while at the same time explore opportunities to attract more investors to new strategies across the wider infrastructure platform."