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HSBC AM names head of real assets

UK-headquartered asset manager also adds private credit head for its alternatives division.

HSBC Asset Management (HSBC AM) has appointed Victoria Sharpe as head of real assets and Scott McClurg as head of private credit for its alternatives division, HSBC Alternatives.

Sharpe will be responsible for the strategic development and management of the real assets offering, which today consists of the direct real estate teams and the listed infrastructure equity teams. She takes over from Joanna Munro, who has been serving as interim head of real assets.

Sharpe joined HSBC AM in 2021 as head of and CIO for real estate in Asia Pacific and will retain those responsibilities in her expanded role, which she will begin this month, based in Singapore and reporting into Munro.

Prior to HSBC, Sharpe was responsible for building and leading the Asia-Pacific real estate business for DWS. Before DWS, she spent 16 years with PGIM as head of real estate for Asia Pacific. Sharpe also held senior investment roles at LaSalle Investment Management and Northern Trust.

Meanwhile, McClurg will join HSBC AM on October 1. In this newly-created position, he will be based in London and be responsible for the strategic development and management of the private credit business, which comprises direct lending and infrastructure debt.

McClurg joined HSBC in 2010 and has held various senior positions across commercial banking. He is currently head of leverage finance for the UK, middle market financial sponsors, and was instrumental in the creation of the bank’s senior UK direct lending strategy. Prior to this, he was head of energy and sustainability, where he led the sustainable finance strategy internationally as well as in the UK.

“Vickie is well placed to lead the growth and development of our real assets business as we seek to scale our current offerings and provide additional solutions, with a focus on sustainable investments,” said Munro.

“Scott brings extensive experience with mid-market companies and sustainability which will allow us to further develop our private credit capability to deliver sustainable investment solutions and products to our clients,” she added. 

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