AMP Capital strengthens Americas business with senior asset management hire

By AMP Capital media team
  • Ric Gordon joins AMP Capital as Head of Asset Management, Americas
  • Follows appointment of Simon Ellis as Head of Americas, Infrastructure Equity

AMP Capital has announced the appointment of Ric Gordon as Head of Asset Management, Americas for its Infrastructure Equity business.

Mr Gordon joins from Macquarie Capital, where he led asset management for the Americas, Europe and Asia since 2013. He has 15 years’ experience in private markets asset management, driving due diligence of investment opportunities, managing post-acquisition integration, and working with senior management to drive turnaround and performance improvement programs.

Mr Gordon had worked at Macquarie Group since 2006, in Business Improvement & Strategy where he advised Group business units and portfolio companies of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets on business strategy and operational performance improvement in Sydney, London and New York. Prior to this, he was a consultant at Accenture. He began his career at Macquarie Bank as an Associate. He holds a Masters degree specializing in Finance and became a CFA charterholder in 2008.

Simon Ellis, Head of Americas, Infrastructure Equity, AMP Capital said: “The appointment of Ric Gordon strengthens our Americas team and supports our commitment to delivering value for our clients through asset management.

“We have just added cloud and data center service provider Expedient to our portfolio, our largest Americas deal to date, and as we continue to increase our presence in the US, securing someone of Ric’s calibre to lead our asset management in this key region is hugely positive for our business.

“Strong asset management is integral to the success of our investment strategy, as we apply rigorous active management to add value and build successful, sustainable businesses. The ambitious growth plans for our Americas assets, which include significant investments in digital infrastructure, energy, transport and logistics, will benefit from Ric’s leadership and experience.”

Mr Gordon commenced at AMP Capital in the newly-created role on 12 November. He has a dual reporting line to David Rees, Global Co-Head of Asset Management, in London and Simon Ellis, whom he will be based alongside in New York.

His hire follows the recent appointment of Simon Ellis as Head of Americas, Infrastructure Equity. Mr Ellis has responsibility for Americas origination and investments and leads the infrastructure equity team in the region.

Mr Ellis is a Partner in AMP Capital’s infrastructure equity business. He has worked at AMP Capital for nine years, and prior to the Americas role was responsible for overseeing global origination. Mr Ellis has 27 years’ experience in the industry, and held roles including Chief Investment Officer of ING’s infrastructure funds and Project Finance Director at Lloyds TSB, in addition to public sector infrastructure experience. 

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