Four new hires join CFSGAM US infrastructure team

Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM) has appointed John Ma, Diloshini Seneviratne, Leigh Cruess and Terry Mah to its North American infrastructure team in response to growing institutional investor appetite for infrastructure investments.

Ma would join CFSGAM as a director, with 20 years’ experience in infrastructure under his belt. In his new role, he would oversee the origination and assessment of new investment opportunities in North America.

Seneviratne would join the board of the management companies that oversee some of the firm’s funds. Prior to this, she was responsible for developing, building and launching the CALSTRS infrastructure portfolio, and managed real asset investments for CalPERS.

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Cruess and Mah would join as a senior advisers after extensive experience across the energy and water sectors respectively.

Heather Brilliant, managing director, Americas and acting chief operating officer, said infrastructure continued to be an attractive investment for institutional investors due to its higher yields and stability.

“Our four new appointments help us further our growth ambitions and enhance our capacity to serve institutional clients across the Americas, and I am pleased to welcome each of these experienced individuals to the team,” she said.


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