March 12, 2020 – New York City-based Jensen Partners has appointed George Lewis as the leader of its infrastructure investments practice and managing director in the firm’s London office.
“George is a well-known player in our industry and be brings with him an unmatched level of specialist knowledge about global infrastructure investing and private placements,” said Sasha Jensen, founder and CEO of Jensen Partners. “He will be a key asset to the Jensen Partners team and our infrastructure practice, and his breadth of experience will allow us to continue to meet growing client demands in Europe.”
With more than 15 years of experience leading senior-level search and assessment projects in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific regions, Mr. Lewis has worked with a broad spectrum of infrastructure funds, asset managers and private equity funds. He is the former director and leader of the infrastructure investments practice at AMC Executive Search. Previously, Mr. Lewis worked as a consultant and investment banking head hunter for Mantis Partners both in London and Hong Kong where he focused on European and Asian equities, prime services and hedge fund coverage. He started his career as a researcher at a boutique investment banking search firm in London.
Jensen Partners’ infrastructure investments practice spans all areas of investments, fundraising, industry aligned asset management and board level appointments. Mr. Lewis will also be responsible for private markets and alternative investments funds coverage.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to join Jensen Partners at an important inflection point both for the business and for the larger alternative investment landscape,” said Mr. Lewis. “I look forward to working closely with Peter Mayer in building out the European private market teams and the Jensen Partners practice.”
This strategic new hire follows on from the recent announcement that Jensen Partners named Peter Mayer as head of Europe. He leads European efforts out of the firm’s London office and spearheads recruiting and assets under management growth advisory. Mr. Mayer provides Jensen Partners with additional boots on the ground in a key financial market. He has more than 30 years of experience in the alternative asset and financial services industry, including expertise in hedge funds and private debt. Mr. Mayer joins the firm from PJT Park Hill, where he was most recently a partner responsible for leading the Park Hill’s European hedge fund business.
Jensen Partners is a global advisory, corporate development and executive search firm that leverages its relationships in the investor and alternative asset management community to source and recruit capital-raising candidates. The firm takes a data-driven approach, combining quantitative and qualitative insights to source and place the ideal human capital. In addition to executive search, Jensen Partners offers LP/GP referencing, proprietary 360° investor referencing methodology, and compensation benchmarking and analysis.
Leveraging Investor Relationships
Jensen Partners leverages its investor relationships as well as its proprietary big data recruitment and competitor intelligence market mapping model to source and place capital raising professionals. This model is based on the firm’s global database of more than 22,000 global alternative capital raisers, which includes professionals from private equity firms, private credit firms, real estate investment firms, real asset investors, infrastructure investors and hedge funds.
Since 2014, Jensen Partners has tracked more than 11,000 marketing moves across the alternative investment industry, which gives the firm the depth and breadth of data necessary to find the talent. Jensen Partners has also recently invested heavily in its data capabilities by bringing in expert resources to optimize the firm’s market mapping model and identify new opportunities for its clients.
In 2019, Jensen Partners began tracking the diversity of marketing talent to better meet the demand for diverse hires, and in 2020 the firm will begin tracking the movement of marketers specializing in ESG and impact investing.
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