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H1 of 2023 has been an interesting 6 months in the wider economy, which has seen increased interest rates and question marks around the certainty of the economy. Relative to the macroeconomic climate, the Infrastructure Credit market has had a stable start to 2023 with continued hiring across all levels, with the junior end of the market producing the most moves as it does every year.
Throughout H1 2023 there has been caution in the air, with the broader economy already suffering the repercussions of high interest rates and an inflationary market. In such circumstances, it is common for companies to reduce costs by scaling back on recruitment, and we saw this with Global Investment Banks as they implemented hiring freezes after multiple rounds of layoffs.
In the past two years, a number of infrastructure funds made deliberate and focused efforts to build out their ESG teams to drive value creation by ensuring that they brought in strong leadership to spearhead their sustainability efforts and this trend has continued in 2023 for those funds that were behind the curve or those that were taking on new energy transition or climate strategies.
In the introduction to the last edition of this report, we pointed out that a high number of moves from industry into private markets funds was being observed. Over the course of H1 2023, another interesting trend and the opposite flow of traffic has emerged with a significant number of professionals transitioning from banks and funds to join portfolio companies.
From the outside looking in, Infrastructure as an industry can seem quite niche. In fact, we as search professionals have heard in the past that it is too niche from industry-agnostic investors. However, we like to say that the further you zoom in, the broader the industry gets.
For years people have been moving to and considering potentially relocating to the Middle East. This article looks at the current opportunities and challenges for people currently considering moving to the Region in 2023. We think now is the time.
Having recently raised growth capital, the business is experiencing unprecedented growth (5x per annum) as both the global and UK market expands, with more and more people switching to electric vehicles, and Osprey’s own network is deployed. This growth is creating a number of challenges for EV charging businesses, such as Osprey, one of which is recruiting the right talent.
As the Indoor Agriculture sector continues to mature, a greater number of investors are viewing the industry as a viable investment opportunity. This White Paper contains our research findings and analysis on the opportunities and challenges for investors looking at this asset class, whilst making recommendations on how to build effective Executive Leadership Teams to scale these assets successfully.
The Gulf is becoming a more attractive and interesting market on many levels. There is noticeable heightened and sustained levels of growth when compared with other geographies, particularly across the development of Infrastructure and Energy Transition related projects.
In the past two years, several infrastructure funds made deliberate and focused efforts to build out their ESG teams to drive value creation by ensuring that they brought in strong leadership to spearhead their sustainability efforts. This trend has continued in 2023 for those funds that were behind the curve or those that were taking on new energy transition or climate strategies.
As we approach the conclusion of the first half of 2023, the fundraising landscape for infrastructure funds presents an array of challenges. Seasoned general partners (GPs) in this sector are diligently bolstering their teams to tap into untapped geographies and attract a fresh wave of limited partners (LPs), as allocators continue to grapple with the lingering effects of the denominator effect.
One Search is pleased to share the notable promotions and people moves within our EMEA market over the last six months of 2022 with contributions from Nienke Vledder from Aquila Capital, Matt Barker from GI Partners, Robert Segessenmann from Antin Infrastructure Partners and more...
One Search is pleased to share the notable promotions and people moves within our AMERICAS market over the first six months of 2022. Please follow the link below to view our People Moves Report for H1 2022 with contributions from Christopher Cavanaugh from New Energy Solar Manager, Luisa Fuentes from CIBC and David Vuelta Mitchell, Jeffrey To, CFA, Mitchell Holbrook, CFA, Pascale Bronder, Cornelia Ogendo and Stephen Kelly from Siemens.
One Search is pleased to share the notable promotions and people moves within our EMEA market over the first six months of 2022. Please follow the link below to view our People Moves Report for H1 2022 with contributions from Lucy Chadwick from Global Infrastructure Partners, Lisa Shaw from Vantage Infrastructure and Alice Miles from DWS Group.
We are delighted to announce a number of key appointments further expanding our team in Infrastructure and Energy Transition. James Paul has joined the team as Head of Middle East & APAC and Clean Energy investment expert Michael Naylor has also joined our ranks as a Senior Advisor to the Board. This comes after Siv Sivanesan joined One Search as Co-CEO in April with a remit to lead the continued global buildout of the firm.
Proud to be a part of Private Equity International Women in Private Markets summit this year in London. We are still looking for mentors for our Young Women into Finance program, please get in touch to find out more.
Compensation in Infrastructure Investment, Part 6 – Attraction and Retention. This week we are joined by special guest Niall Mills, Global Head of Infrastructure at First Sentier Investors, who joins Infrastructure's most diverse recruitment team as it discusses attraction and retention strategies at large in the market.
The wait is over…One Search is proud to announce our Rising Stars of Digital Infrastructure 2021. We want to send our congratulations to this year’s three Rising Stars - Manjari Govada, CFA, Alexander Metelkin, and Sergey Shakhanov. You can learn more about them, and see why they were selected, in our full publication.
I am very proud to announce that our very first (2018) cohort from the Young Women Into Finance Scholarship Program have now started their Full Summer Internships at the end of their first year of University. Read more about their progress.
The Infrastructure recruitment market's most diverse team discusses compensation trends and notable milestones for bankers and investors at the mid level.
Every day is International Women’s Day at One Search. This year, 39% of our placements were women – making great progress towards our goal of 50% by 2030. This is a significant step forward (up from 31% in 2019) and we are committed to narrowing the gap even further in 2021.