IFM Investors Taps RBC's Wade For North American Debt Slot

Oct 3 2016 | 11:11pm ET

Global investment manager IFM Investors has hired former RBC executive Matthew Wade as executive director of debt investments for North America. 

Wade will be responsible for growing the debt origination capabilities from the company’s New York office, IFM said in a statement. He will report directly to Rich Randall, global head of debt investments.

Wade brings more than 15 years of industry experience to the team. He was previously the Director of Project Finance at the Royal Bank of Canada in New York, where he was responsible for originating, structuring and executing finance and advisory solutions in the energy and infrastructure sectors.  Beforehand, he held positions with Royal Bank of Scotland in both New York and London, where he worked in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

The appointment strengthens IFM’s infrastructure debt capabilities in North America and further complements the debt team’s overall growth and other senior level appointments this year, the company said, including the appointment of Rich Randall and Joseph Braun. 

“Our long and successful track record in infrastructure debt for our institutional investors gives us a strong foundation to attract high-caliber specialists, such as Matthew Wade, who will continue to build the business and focus on attractive opportunities in North America,” said Randall in a statement. “Matthew will further enhance our ability to serve our existing investment partners and attract new similarly aligned investors in the region.”

Founded more than twenty years ago and owned by 29 Australian pension funds, IFM Investors is a global fund manager with $52 billion under management. The firm’s interests are deeply aligned with those of its investors, the largest of which are U.S. pension funds including three of the six largest public sector pension funds. IFM’s investment teams manage institutional strategies across infrastructure, debt investments, listed equities and private capital. 

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