IFM Investors Taps Burraston To Head North American Business Development

Dec 6 2016 | 11:28pm ET

IFM Investors has named former Credit Suisse executive Paul Burraston as the company’s business development director for North America.

In his new role, Burraston will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and managing significant relationships for all asset classes including infrastructure, debt investments, listed equities and private capital. He will be based out of San Francisco and will report to IFM head of global relationship group Brian Clarke.

Burraston brings more than 20 years of industry and financial services experience to the team. He was most recently director of asset management at Credit Suisse Group, where he managed West Coast institutional distribution for CSAM Alternatives. Beforehand, he worked as VP of institutional coverage for Metropolitan West Securities for five years. From 1995 to 1999, he held roles in client services management and global custody and securities lending for Citigroup.

“We welcome the addition of a seasoned veteran like Paul to oversee our work in serving our valued investment partners,” said Clarke in a statement. “With our deep base of institutional investors in the North American market, we are uniquely positioned to serve their needs across varied asset classes [and] are particularly pleased to now have a full time presence on the West Coast."

Founded more than twenty years ago and owned by 29 Australian pension funds, IFM Investors is a global fund manager with $56 billion under management. The firm’s interests are deeply aligned with those of its investors, the largest of which are U.S. pension funds including three of the six largest public sector pension funds. IFM’s investment teams manage institutional strategies across infrastructure, debt investments, listed equities and private capital. The company is a signatory to the UNPRI since 2008. 

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