KGAL, an independent investment and asset manager, has appointed Christian Schulte Eistrup as Head of International Institutional Business.
In his new role, Schulte Eistrup will be responsible for developing KGAL’s position in international markets, managing institutional relations, leading its primarily London-based international sales team and promoting the company’s real assets capabilities to leading institutional asset owners. He joins from Optimum Asset Management where he was a Managing Director and a member of its management and investment committees. Christian Schulte Eistrup brings over 20 years’ capital markets experience, including a number of years as Head of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) for BlackRock Alternative Specialists – Real Estate, as well as senior roles at Corestate Capital and Morgan Stanley.
Schulte Eistrup’s appointment further supports the continued international expansion of KGAL’s business across all asset classes. In 2018, the company completed real estate, infrastructure and aviation transactions totalling EUR1.9 billion, and managed investments of EUR20.5 billion. This included first-time capital subscriptions from five countries (France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom).
Commenting on the appointment of Christian Schulte Eistrup, Florian Martin, Member of the KGAL Group Executive Committee, says: “We believe Christian’s experience globally will play a vital role as we continue to pursue our international development strategy and seek to expand our relationships with leading institutional asset owners and consultants.” Christian Schulte Eistrup added: “I am excited to join such an established real assets manager with a multi-decade track record of delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns for its clients. I look forward to building on the recent successes in KGAL’s international expansion, in particular by leveraging the deep asset class expertise of our in-house transaction, portfolio and asset management teams.”
Other members of KGAL’s mainly London-based international sales team are: Elin Aberg (Nordics), Tim van den Brande (Benelux, France, Asia-Pacific), Jonathan May (UK and Ireland) and Peter Tschütscher (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy).