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Tikehau Capital appoints head of UK Institutional Business

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Tikehau Capital, a global alternative asset management group, has appointed Simon Males to lead the firm’s UK institutional business.

Based in Tikehau Capital’s London office, Males brings over three decades of experience in the investment management industry, working in institutional distribution roles and in Trustee positions. He will work closely with Carmen Alonso, Head of UK and Frederic Giovansili, Global Head of Sales, Marketing and Business Development, leading Tikehau Capital’s UK institutional business to deliver investment solutions to asset owners, from the firm’s range of private assets capabilities and capital market strategies.
 
Males, Executive Director at Tikehau Capital, says: “I am delighted to be joining Tikehau Capital, a world-class alternative asset manager that is ideally positioned for robust growth from the tailwinds that are shaping UK institutional asset owners’ allocations, particularly with strong secular demand for Private Credit, Real Assets, and Private Equity strategies. With Sustainability and Culture being critically important for asset owners in their assessment of and partnership with investment managers, Tikehau Capital’s ingrained cultural values, fully integrated approach to ESG across the investment process and strong track-record of managing capital, stand the firm in very good stead to develop long-term relationships with UK institutional investors. The firm’s strategy of investing its capital (with EUR2.8 billion of shareholders’ equity) in its funds alongside its clients presents a unique alignment of interests and evidences a best-in-class partnership approach.” 
 
Carmen Alonso, Head of UK at Tikehau Capital, says: “We are thrilled to welcome Simon to our team in London. We continue to see significant opportunity in the UK market to provide institutional asset owners with investment solutions and strategies that meet their needs, and believe that we are well positioned to deliver long-term results. Simon’s appointment adds to our deep bench of investment professionals in the UK, ensuring we are well positioned to capitalise on this opportunity and serve our fast-growing UK client base.”
 
Based in Tikehau Capital’s London office, Simon will work closely with Carmen Alonso, Head of UK and Frederic Giovansili, Deputy CEO of Tikehau Investment Management and Global Head of Sales, Marketing and Business Development, to strengthen the firm’s relationships with UK institutional investors, including corporate pension funds, local government pension scheme pools and insurance companies, as well as the consultant and fiduciary management community. He will also help drive the growth of the firm’s investment solutions that are tailored to UK clients’ portfolio objectives.
 
Simon joins Tikehau Capital with over three decades’ experience working within the UK institutional market, including leadership roles at global asset management firms such as Legal & General Investment Management, PGIM, Pictet Asset Management and F&C (BMO). Most recently, he founded Carrick Roads Capital Ltd, an institutional consulting and capital-raising firm. Simon also previously served as a Trustee of a UK Defined Benefit pension plan.
 
Males holds an MBA from London Metropolitan University and several Professional Qualifications, including the IMC.

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