IFM Investors has announced the appointment of Joseph Braun as an Associate Director in North American Debt Investments. Mr. Braun’s appointment further complements IFM Investors’ North American infrastructure debt team, led from the company’s New York City offices. Mr. Braun will report to Rich Randall, Global Head of Debt Investments, who was appointed this year from his prior position as as Executive Director of Debt Investments.
Mr. Braun brings nearly 10 years of industry and financial services experience to the team. At IFM, he will be responsible for originating, executing, and managing infrastructure debt investments for the firm’s institutional investors.
Mr. Braun was most recently an Associate Director at Hastings Funds Management, where he focused on origination and execution of infrastructure debt transactions in North America. Prior to that, he held positions at RBC Capital Markets and BBVA, where he focused on relationship management, structuring and execution of corporate and project finance transactions for clients in North America.
Mr. Braun holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, and an MBA from the University of South Carolina.
Rich Randall, Global Head of Debt Investments, said:
“The continued expansion of our North American debt investment team demonstrates our ongoing commitment and ability to the North American marketplace. Furthermore, Joseph’s appointment strengthens our experience and capabilities in North America as we look for infrastructure debt opportunities to address the needs and goals of our investors.”