JP Morgan hires RE director from BlackRock

JP Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets has announced the appointment of Claudius Weissbarth, Executive Director, European Client Strategy.

Weissbarth will be based in London and report to Doug Doughty, global head of Business Development at JP Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets.

His focus will be building and maintaining relationships with real asset clients and prospects throughout Europe and the United Kingdom, JP Morgan said.

He will also support the real assets platform business development in real estate, infrastructure and maritime investing across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Prior to his appointment, Weissbarth served as director, Alternative Specialist, at BlackRock Real Estate, where he was responsible for global real estate business development, fund raising, investment activities and product structuring.

Earlier in his career, he was director, Global Public Real Estate Opportunities, at Forum Securities; and International Associate, Real Estate Private Equity, at Citigroup Property Investors.

Commenting on the hire, Doug Doughty said: “Claudius’ wealth of direct and indirect real asset investing experience and deep understanding of investor needs will further enhance our client service as we continue to expand our global real assets business.

“He will be a valuable addition to the team and an important resource for European institutions investing in real assets locally and globally, as well as up and down the risk-return spectrum.”


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