A diverse and
close-knit team

A diverse and close-knit team of 30 professionals. The firm’s partners have combined infrastructure sector experience of more than 60 years and worked together for more than 5 years at Hastings Funds Management.

Adebanke Adeyemo

Legal Counsel

London

Banke joined the business in 2018 (on secondment from Axiom) and has 8 years of relevant legal experience.

Based in London, Banke is Legal Counsel for the group responsible for the legal overview of Debt and Equity transactions, providing legal support to the asset management, finance and operations teams and managing external legal relationships. Prior to joining the firm, Banke worked as a capital markets lawyer at Linklaters LLP and Shearman and Sterling LLP before moving in-house to focus on multinational M&A, restructuring and divestments.  She holds a JD from Georgetown Law School.

Ed Arulanandam

Vice President

London

Ed joined the business in 2018 and has over a decade of relevant experience. Based in London, Ed focuses on asset management for the Debt business and on the management of one Equity investment. Ed is a member of the Debt Investment Committee and the Equity Investment Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Ed spent a year with the UK Government (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), and prior to that was a Vice President at Blue Water Energy. He has also worked at Riverstone Holdings and at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He holds a BSc. in Business Mathematics and Statistics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Alex Balikhin

Alexander Balikhin

Vice President

London

Alexander joined the business in 2014 and has over nine years of relevant experience. Based in London, Alexander focuses on originating and executing Equity transactions and is part of the team managing certain equity investments. He worked on the acquisitions of Redexis Gas, Porterbrook and Ventus Investments and several bids for UK and Continental European targets. Alexander is an observer on the Equity Investment Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Alexander was an Associate for Rothschild in the Transport and Infrastructure M&A. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics from Imperial College London.

Laurent Bernhard

Associate

London

Laurent joined the business in 2018 and has over three years of relevant experience. Based in London, Laurent primarily focuses on the asset management of Debt investments.

Prior to joining the firm, Laurent worked as a rating analyst at Fitch Ratings, covering structured finance and, prior to that, as an analyst at Société Générale covering project bonds. He holds a Masters in Corporate Finance and Strategy from Sciences Po Strasbourg and a Bachelors in Management and Economics from Strasbourg University.

Tim Cable

Tim Cable

Senior Partner

London

Tim joined the business in 2012 and has nearly two decades of relevant experience. Based in London, Tim is the Head of the Global Infrastructure Debt business and the portfolio manager of a number of the firm’s debt mandates. He is Chair of the Debt Investment Committee and a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Tim worked in senior banking roles for Westpac in Sydney and London. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business from the University of Otago and a Master of Business Administration from the London Business School.

Nick Cleary

Nick Cleary

Partner

New York

Nick joined the business in 2012 and has more than 15 years of relevant experience. Based in New York, Nick leads the North American Infrastructure Debt business, including investments origination, execution and portfolio management. He is a member of the Debt Investment Committee and the firm’s global Executive Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Nick spent over six years at Westpac in the Energy Resources team and in the Project and Infrastructure Finance teams. Prior to Westpac Nick held a number of roles in the international energy industry based out of Houston, USA and working across Asia, the Middle East and Latin and North America. He holds a Bachelor of Surveying degree from the University of Tasmania, and a Masters of Business Administration from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Craig Cognetti

Craig Cognetti

Associate

New York

Craig joined the business in 2017 and has five years of relevant experience. Based in New York, Craig focuses on the asset management of Debt investments.

Prior to joining the firm, Craig worked on the Project and Infrastructure Finance team at Moody’s Investors Service and, prior to that, as part of the Moody’s Business Planning team focusing on their credit rating operations in Latin America and Canada. He holds a B.A. cum laude in Finance and Sport Management with a minor in Economics from Seton Hall University and is also a CFA Charterholder.

Alex Geach

Financial Controller

London

Alex joined the business in 2018 and is responsible for the finance operations of the Vantage group, covering all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting.

Prior to joining Vantage, Alex was the Group Financial Controller at Armajaro Asset Management. He holds a BSc (Honours) degree in Economics from The University of Warwick and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Lynn Hankins

Lynn Hankins

Office Manager

London

Lynn joined the business in 2007 as office manager in the UK team. Based in London, Lynn’s responsibilities include administration, facilities and supporting the management team. She also assists the compliance, HR and finance functions.

Prior to joining the firm, Lynn held various personal assistant and office manager positions in investment banks in London after leaving the Police Force.

Jinny Hwang

Jinny Hwang

Senior Associate

London

Jinny joined the business in 2011 and has over ten years of relevant experience in Australia and the UK. Based in London, Jinny focuses on global fund finance, reporting, operations and middle office functions.

Prior to joining the firm, Jinny worked in audit and business advisory services at Pitcher Partners. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Information Systems from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Caroline Joo

Caroline Joo

Vice President

Sydney

Caroline joined the business in 2015 and has ten years of relevant experience. Based in Sydney, Caroline is responsible for the Australian Debt business, including investment origination, execution and asset management.

Prior to joining the firm, Caroline held positions in the Project and Acquisition Finance team of Westpac Institutional Bank and the Debt Capital Markets team of Barclays Capital. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and is a CFA Charterholder.

Karan Kapoor

Associate

London

Karan joined the business in 2018 and has five years of relevant experience. Based in London, Karan focuses on Equity asset management.

Prior to joining the firm, Karan worked in the Power & Utilities team of KPMG’s Deal Advisory function, primarily covering clients in the renewable and flexible generation space. He also worked for two years as credit and market risk analyst at Barclays. He holds a BSc (Honours) degree in Economics from the University of Warwick, has passed all three levels of the CFA designation and is in the process of completing his ICAEW ACA qualification.

Cynthia Kitt

Cynthia Kitt

Office Manager

New York

Cynthia joined the business in 2007 as office manager in the US team. Based in New York, Cynthia’s responsibilities include administrative support for the US team and for visiting staff. She also assists the compliance, HR and finance functions.

Prior to joining the firm, Cynthia held various positions as gatekeeper for officer and senior level personnel at major corporations including, latterly, as a Senior Executive Assistant at Barclays in the Investment Banking division.

Kevin Law

Kevin Law

Director

Singapore

Kevin joined Hastings in 2008 and has over 15 years of relevant experience. Based in Singapore, Kevin leads business development and capital raising initiatives in Asia, having covered the Japanese institutional investor market since 2012. Kevin has previously been part of the firm’s listed and unlisted infrastructure equity portfolio management and asset management teams, latterly on Melbourne Airport, ElectraNet and Envirogen.

Prior to joining the firm, Kevin was an Executive in KPMG Corporate Finance’s valuation advisory practice and an Assistant Manager in ANZ Banking Group’s Corporate Banking division. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, is a Member of CPA Australia and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Anne-Noelle Le Gal

Anne-Noelle Le Gal

Vice President

London

Anne-Noëlle joined the business in 2014 and has 12 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Anne-Noëlle focuses on Equity asset management and transaction execution. She is a director on the boards of Phoenix Natural Gas, South East Water and Ventus Investments. Anne-Noëlle also represents Vantage on GRESB’s Regional Benchmark Committee for EMEA. Recent transactions in which Anne-Noëlle has been actively involved include the disposal of interests in AviAlliance Capital and the acquisition of Ventus Investments. She is an observer on the Equity Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Hastings, Anne-Noëlle spent 2 years working with private equity firm Core Capital and one of its turnaround investments and 3 years at Macquarie Capital in London. She holds a Master 1 in Finance from Paris Dauphine University and a Masters in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.

Niccolò Massa

Senior Associate

London

Niccolò joined the business in 2012 and has six years of relevant experience. Based in London, Niccolò focuses on origination and execution of Debt transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Niccolò worked as an Analyst at Credit Suisse in the Leveraged Finance Team. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and Finance from Bocconi University in Milan and a Master of Science in Finance from ESADE Business School in Barcelona.

EnYi Ong

EnYi Ong

Associate

Singapore

EnYi joined the business in 2017 and has five years of relevant experience. Based in Singapore, EnYi focuses on business development, institutional relationship building and fundraising activities in Asia.

Prior to joining the firm, EnYi worked in the Credit Risk Management and Advisory team at Goldman Sachs and the Private Wealth team at SMBC Nikko Securities in Singapore. She holds a Bachelor of International Liberal Studies from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

Jennie Park

Jennie Park

Vice President

New York

Jennie joined the business in 2017 and has nine years of relevant experience. Based in New York, Jennie leads the North American business development activities.

Prior to joining the firm, Jennie held business development and investor relations roles at Apollo Global Management and Anchorage Capital. She also previously worked at Goldman Sachs in the Private Equity Fund of Funds team and the Leveraged Finance Capital Markets and Syndicate team. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from Swarthmore College.

John Parker

Investment Director

London

John joined the business in 2013 and has ten years of relevant experience. Based in London, John focuses on the origination and execution of Debt investment opportunities throughout Continental Europe and the UK. He has placed client capital into the successful financing of a broad range of infrastructure businesses, including airports, ports, utilities, PPPs, renewables and thermal energy, oil and gas and telecommunications. John is a member of the Debt Investment Committee and the Equity Investment Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, John worked for five years in the Infrastructure and Project Finance team of National Australia Bank in London. He holds a BA (Hispanic Studies and Business) from Sheffield University.

Cameron Price

Cameron Price

COO

London

Cameron joined the business in 2006 and has 15 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Cameron is the Chief Operating Officer for the group responsible for corporate and fund finance, client reporting, operations, Information Technology and Human Resources. He held a variety of finance roles within in the firm across Australia, US and the UK.  Cameron is a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee and an observer on the Equity Investment Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, held various roles in the Equities division of UBS in London. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Omar Rahman

Investment Director

London

Omar joined the business in 2018 and has 13 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Omar focuses on originating and executing Equity investments and on developing relationships with partners. He is a member of the Equity Investment Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Omar worked for Morgan Stanley in London, initially in the Investment Banking Division covering Benelux clients before spending a decade with Morgan Stanley Infrastructure working on European transactions. He holds a MSc in Economics and Business from Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Valeria Rosati

Valeria Rosati

Senior Partner

London

Valeria joined the business in 2006 and has two decades of relevant experience. Based in London, Valeria leads Equity asset management and is the joint portfolio manager of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Pension Fund’s unlisted infrastructure mandate. She is the Chair of the Equity Investment Committee and a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee.

Valeria is a director on the boards of Porterbrook, Phoenix Natural Gas and Australian Registry Investments and, previously, also South East Water and AviAlliance Capital and has been involved in most of the acquisitions, disposals and mergers of the firm over the years.

Prior to joining Hastings, Valeria executed and advised on a large number of transactions at Gleacher Shacklock, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Business and Economics (Honours) from the University L.U.I.S.S. Guido Carli in Rome.

Hyder Saleh

Hyder Saleh

Senior Associate

London

Hyder joined the business in 2014 and has five years of relevant experience. Based in London, Hyder focuses on asset management of Debt investments, with additional responsibilities for asset valuations and returns analysis.

Prior to joining the firm, Hyder worked at John Laing, focussing on equity asset management, valuations and M&A activities. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Oliver Schubert

Oliver Schubert

Senior Partner

London

Oliver joined the business in 2012 and has over two decades of relevant experience. Based in London, Oliver leads Equity transaction origination and execution and the development of relationships with potential partners. He is a member of the Equity Investment Committee and the firm’s global Executive Committee.

Oliver led the successful acquisitions of Redexis Gas, Porterbrook, Ventus Investments, a 50% stake in South East Water, the disposals of interests in Sydney Airport (Australia) and South West Generation (USA). Oliver is also a director on the boards of South East Water and Redexis Gas.

Prior to joining the firm, Oliver was Senior Vice President of Macquarie Capital (Frankfurt) and Head of Corporate Acquisition Finance (Germany) at BNP Paribas. He holds a MSc in Management from ESSEC Business School (France) and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (France/Singapore).

Lisa Shaw

Lisa Shaw

Investment Director

London

Lisa joined the business in 2013 and has 16 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Lisa leads global asset management for the Debt business. She is responsible for all of the analytical processes, credit risk assessment and valuation policies. She is a member of the Debt Investment Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Lisa was Associate Director and Head of Portfolio Management, Infrastructure & Renewables, at NIBC Bank, where she ran a book of over 120 debt transactions across Europe. She also worked for IKB Deutsche Industriebank and for Abbey National (now Santander). She holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) from the University of Manchester.

Eddette Steynberg

Office Manager

London

Eddette joined the business in 2018 as office manager in the UK team. Eddette’s responsibilities include marketing, event coordination, office administration, facility management, human resources as well supporting the London team.

Prior to joining Vantage, Eddette worked as marketing & operations coordinator at a private equity placement agent, responsible for the IT, operations and business development functions as well as managing the firms’ advertising and marketing campaigns. Eddette holds certificates in digital content strategy, online marketing and information technology as well as a degree in Human Genetics.

Marissa Szczepaniak

Marissa Szczepaniak

Investment Director

London

Marissa joined the business in 2014 and has 11 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Marissa focuses on Equity asset management and transaction execution. She is a member of the Equity Investment Committee and the Debt Investment Committee.

Marissa is a director on the boards of South East Water, Porterbrook and Ventus Investments. Recent transactions in which Marissa has been actively involved include the acquisition of Ventus Investments, Porterbrook and a 50% stake in South East Water.

Prior to joining the firm, Marissa was a Vice President at Alinda Capital Partners focused on asset management, transaction origination and execution. She holds a Bachelor of Science of Business Administration from Georgetown University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Charilaos Tsarpalis

Charilaos Tsarpalis

Associate

London

Charilaos joined the business in 2017 and has over three years of relevant experience. Based in London, Charliaos primarily focuses on the asset management of Debt investments.

Prior to joining the firm, Charilaos worked as a rating analyst at Moody’s Investors Service, covering infrastructure and project finance issuers. He holds an MSc in Finance from LSE and an MSc in Infrastructure Investment and Finance from UCL and has completed all levels of the CFA qualification.

Emily Udal

Emily Udal

Senior Associate

New York

Emily joined the business in 2016 and has five years of relevant experience. Based in New York, Emily focuses on the origination and execution of Debt investments.

Prior to joining the firm, Emily was an Investment Banking Analyst at Mizuho Bank covering Power & Utilities and, prior to that, an Analyst in the Power & Infrastructure group at the Royal Bank of Scotland. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Resource Economics from the University of Connecticut.

Olse Yu

Chief Compliance Officer

London

Olse joined the business in 2018 and has 14 years of relevant experience in Compliance. Based in London, Olse is the Chief Compliance Officer for the group responsible for overseeing and implementing the firm’s Risk and Compliance framework.

Prior to joining the firm, Olse was Vice President at State Street Global Advisors and then held various roles as a Compliance Consultant. Olse held a variety of Legal and Compliance roles across a spectrum of organisations specialising in both retail and institutional markets including PWC, Barclays Bank, AIG and Morgan Stanley. She holds a Bachelor of Law from Greenwich University, a Legal Practice Course qualification from The College of Law Guildford as well as a Diploma in Regulation & Compliance from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment in the UK.