4D Infrastructure has created a new investment analyst role and recruited Tasneef Rahman to the position. It follows the appointment of Peter Aquilina as investment analyst earlier this year.
Tasneef joins 4D from Crowe Howarth where he was senior analyst in its corporate finance team, advising corporate and private equity clients on M&A, capital raising and divestments. He has also worked as a fund data analyst at Morningstar.
Peter joined 4D in March and has over 10 years’ experience in infrastructure asset management in Australia and Europe. He was most recently with Lazard Australia in the financial advisory division, where he advised corporates and governments on a number of M&A transactions and strategic reviews. Peter also worked for a number of years in London for First State Investments and JP Morgan Asset Management.
Sarah Shaw, global portfolio manager and chief investment officer at 4D, said the two appointments mean the 4D investment team is now fully resourced and positioned for future growth.
“Infrastructure as an asset class has huge potential, due to a number of powerful macro forces at play which will compel new, improved and expanded infrastructure around the world.
“Global listed infrastructure’s very attractive investment attributes will make it an important part of the financing solution to the world’s infrastructure needs and, we believe, see it continue to grow and prosper over the longer-term.
“With the appointment of two experienced and skilled analysts, in Tasneef and Peter, we now have a team that will allow us to further expand our offering and ensure we can meet the ongoing demand from investors for high-yielding, stable investment options,” Ms Shaw said.
The 4D team now has six investment professionals, following the departure of Michael Morrison late last year.
For the last six months, the 4D Global Infrastructure Fund has returned 21.86%*, significantly outperforming its benchmark, the OECD G7 Inflation Index + 5.5%, which returned 3.61% over the same period.
4D Infrastructure is a boutique asset manager investing in listed infrastructure companies, globally. 4D aims to identify quality infrastructure companies, trading at or below fair value with sustainable, growing earnings combined with sustainable, growing dividends. The Fund is index agnostic as 4D look for the best opportunities globally in regions including North America, Europe, developed Asia and emerging markets.
* as at 31 May 2017