Investec bolsters London PIF team with two senior appointments


Kavita Jacobs and Sarah Aitken join Investec's Power & Infrastructure Finance team to strengthen the firm's institutional advisory offering

Photo: Investec adds two new senior appointments to its London based Infrastructure project finance team
Photo: Investec adds two new senior appointments to its London based Infrastructure project finance team

October 16, 2021 -- One of the world's leading institutional asset managers, Investec has hired two senior appointments based in London to strengthen its capabilities across infrastructure project finance, real assets and capital markets. 

The appointment of Kavita Jacobs, who joins from Natixis, where she was Managing Director - Private Credit Sales, Real Assets, and before that, Head of Global Distribution Risk - was announced last month. At Investec, Jacobs will be responsible for distributing PIF assets originated by the bank, building and maintaining relationships with institutional investors in the UK and internationally. She will be based in Investec's London office.

Sarah Aitken who joins from Legal & General Investment Management where she was Senior Asset Manager, Private Credit - Infrastructure and prior to that, Portfolio Director, Infrastructure & Energy, Lloyds Banking Group, will be responsible for managing all PIF assets and maintaining relationships with all project stakeholders.

Both Jacobs and Aitken will report to Ralph Cho and Michael Pantelogianis, the Co-Heads of Power & Infrastructure Finance at Investec. 

Cho and Pantelogianis were quoted as saying:

"We're delighted to be welcoming Kavita and Sarah to Investec. Over the past six months, we have focused on strengthening our UK team with senior hires who will add real value to our clients and syndication partners. They each bring over 20 years of experience to the team, which should serve to strengthen our clients' confidence in our services and capabilities." 

About Investec

Investec partners with private, institutional and corporate clients, offering international banking, investment and wealth management services in two principal markets, South Africa and the UK, as well as certain other countries. The group was established in 1974 and currently has approximately 8,500 employees.

Investec has a dual listed company structure with listings on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges. Investec's current market capitalisation is approximately £3.0 billion.

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