bfinance Strengthens Infrastructure Research Team With Butani Hire

May 8 2017 | 10:09pm ET

Investment consultancy bfinance has appointed former KPMG Corporate Finance executive Anish Butani as an infrastructure specialist on the company’s private markets team.

At bfinance, Butani will be responsible for providing specialist input on the company’s infrastructure research services, according to a statement. He will add to the infrastructure capability provided by Anne Feuillen, Guy Hopgood and Peter Hobbs as investor demand rises for the asset class.

Butani comes aboard after an 8-year stint with KPMG Corporate Finance, where he was a senior member of the infrastructure corporate finance team based in London. During his time at KPMG, Butani advised on transactions involving more than £3 billion worth of assets and provided valuation advice to a number of leading global infrastructure fund managers. His tenure at KPMG included a recent client secondment at John Laing Group plc, the international investor in infrastructure, where he led and shaped divestment activities on a number of transactions over the last year. 

“We are delighted to welcome Anish to our growing private markets team,” said Peter Hobbs, head of private markets at bfinance, in the statement. “Infrastructure is an area that has seen a significant rise in interest from pension funds and insurance companies as they search for higher yields and sustainable long term performance.” 

“Our clients will benefit enormously from Anish’s specialist infrastructure expertise and insight and we look forward to working more closely to help them navigate this complex asset class,” added CEO David Vafai. 

London-based bfinance is an investment consultancy providing specialist advisory solutions to institutional investors in 25 nations worldwide. These include strategic investment implementation, investment strategy design, investment manager search and selection, analytics and monitoring.

bfinance’s services also include portfolio strategy and design, portfolio risk reviews and solutions, investment manager search and selection and due diligence.

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