Aviva Investors appoints Director infrastructure debt team

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Aviva Investors appoints Director infrastructure debt team

Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc, has appointed Florian de Chaisemartin as a Director in its London-based Infrastructure Debt team.

Florian joins from Legal & General Investment Management,where he was Senior Investment Manager, originating, structuring and executing Infrastructure debt transactions. Prior to this, he held infrastructure finance roles with DEPFA Bank and Standard and Poor’s.

The appointment brings the size of the team that originates, structures and manages infrastructure debt investments to 17. Aviva Investors has around £3.5 billion of infrastructure debt under management, with a focus on financing infrastructure assets in Europe.

Recent investments include: Debt financing of new trains for Great Northern suburban services, linking Moorgate in London to Welwyn and Hertford, Stevenage and Letchworth; providing indexed linked-debt in support of the acquisition of the transmission link between the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm and the main land; and co-funding the refurbishment and construction of 46 schools in the United Kingdom under the Priority School Building Programme.

Laurence Monnier, Head of Infrastructure Debt, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Florian to Aviva Investors. We continue to expand our footprint across the infrastructure debt spectrum, with a number of major projects currently underway. I am certain he will make a strong contribution to the team as we take these forward.”

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