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Rob is Head of Research at LGP with responsibility for overseeing in-house forecasting and house views, the investment process, performance analysis and bespoke in-depth research projects. Rob joined LGP in October 2006. Prior to this as, he worked for Hammerson plc in the position of Head of Research where he worked closely with the Hammerson board and senior management team on corporate, sector and asset strategies. Prior to Hammerson, Rob was at CBI for two years as a senior economist, and prior to that, he spent three years in the petroleum industry. Rob has a degree in economics and economic history.
Nick is a strategist in LGIM's Real Assets division and prior to this was part of the long income property fund management team within LGIM Real Assets. Nick joined LGIM in August 2014 from Mercer’s Financial Strategy Group where he specialised in providing Asset Liability Management and investment strategy solutions to large defined benefit pension schemes. Nick is a CFA charterholder, and has an MSc in Finance from the University of Warwick and a BSc in Economics from the University of York.
Matt is responsible for LGIM’s research into UK retail and leisure real assets. Matt joined LGIM in August 2018 from the retail and property consultancy, CACI, where he held the title of Managing Consultant and was head of leisure consultancy. At CACI, Matt worked with over 45 retail and leisure operators over seven years to inform their property, merchandising and consumer engagement strategies. He was also responsible for leading CACI’s consulting offer in the grocery, leisure and CPG sectors.
Marija is the Infrastructure Strategist in LGIM's Real Assets division. She is passionate about infrastructure as an asset class that underpins sustainable economic development. Marija joined LGIM in 2017 from Bloomberg Intelligence, where she covered the European utilities sector. When not pondering the energy transition, Marija can be found wondering around London's vintage furniture markets.
Enrico works as a research associate for LGIM Real Assets, where one of his principal roles is to identify new technologies and trends which may influence the business. He chairs the LGIM Real Assets’ technological innovation group. Outside of the office he’s very much involved with the London Tech scene as a startup mentor at TechItalia Lab and organiser of proptech and fintech events for Warwick Business School. He holds a MSc in Finance from Warwick Business School.
Bill has responsibility for the formation of house views and inputs into fund strategies. With 19 years’ industry experience, Bill is a voting member of the real-estate investment committee and actively contributes to the platform’s office and industrial strategy.
Eleanor is the Senior Strategist within the LGIM Real Assets division. She is passionate about the healthcare and residential sectors, believing that quality care needs quality buildings - and that the opportunities to innovate within housing are boundless. Eleanor joined LGIM in 2014 from Schroders, having spent time honing her application of academic theory to the real world as an Economist at the start of her career . When she is not admiring bricks and mortar, Eleanor runs or cycles shin-shatteringly long distances. She also likes to combine the two in the niche sport of duathlon, at which she has represented Great Britain.
Dapo joined LGIM in February 2017 as an associate focused on infrastructure debt in the Private Credit team within our Real Assets division. Prior to this, Dapo worked for Lloyds Banking Group in its capital markets area, having started out as a graduate with the bank in 2013. Dapo graduated from Imperial College with an MEng in Mechanical Engineering, has completed the CFA programme and is currently enrolled on the Executive MBA programme at Cass Business School. In his spare time Dapo enjoys going to the gym, playing and watching a variety of sports, travelling, and most important of all, baking.
Oliver joined LGIM Real Assets in January 2020 as a Graduate Research Analyst after having graduated with a BSc in Economics from the University of Bath. Within Real Assets, Oliver spent a year working for the Research Team, before rotating into the Real Estate Equity fund teams. Outside work, Oliver can be found battling with gravity in the gym, watching every televised football match, and nervously awaiting the inevitable retirement of Roger Federer.
Steve is an investment manager in LGIM’s Corporate Private Credit team, covering a variety of borrowers across the UK and Europe. Steve joined LGIM in 2018 from Barclays Investment Bank, where he held the title of Vice President in the Private Capital Markets group. During this time Steve worked on over 40 debt private-placement transactions, raising over $10 billion of bespoke private capital for a variety of issuers. Prior to this, Steve worked in syndicated loans at Barclays where he arranged numerous club, syndicated and underwritten loan transactions. Steve holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of York and is a qualified corporate treasurer.
Michael is a strategist in LGIM’s Real Asset division. With 13 years’ industry experience, he is responsible for research in the UK alternative real estate sectors, including Build-to-Rent and student accommodation.
Lushan joined LGIM in 2021 and is responsible for private credit research within our Real Assets division. Prior to LGIM, Lushan was a senior consultant at Mercer, providing advice to UK DB pension schemes on asset allocation, portfolio construction and manager selection. Lushan has a MSci from Imperial College in Chemistry and is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Outside work she spends most of her time pursuing her passion for food, exercise and the latest foreign dramas on Netflix.
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