Lazard Asset Management (LAM) announced an expansion of its global alternatives investment platform with the hiring of Robert Wall. Mr. Wall will join the firm in October as Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Private Infrastructure and will be based in London.
Mr. Wall, who has more than 20 years’ experience in growing private market investment portfolios, investing in infrastructure companies, and delivering engineering projects, will build a team at LAM to manage a sustainable investment strategy focused on private infrastructure companies. The strategy is expected to be made available to clients globally.
“Clients are increasingly looking for investments that provide diversified returns and that have demonstrable benefits to society in line with a more sustainable world,” “Robert has extensive experience in investing capital across all sub-sectors of the infrastructure asset class to deliver strong returns.”Ashish Bhutani, Chief Executive Officer, LAM.
“Sustainable Private infrastructure has the potential to deliver superior, long-term investment returns through active engagement with operating companies, and improves essential services for customers, employees and other stakeholders,” said Robert Wall. “This is a fantastic opportunity to provide clients with access to private infrastructure investments, alongside Lazard Asset Management’s global investment resources and expertise in sustainable investing.”Robert Wall
Mr. Wall was most recently a partner and member of the infrastructure investment committee in private markets at Federated Hermes. Prior to that, he was a founding member of the infrastructure investments team at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. He began his career as a professional engineer.