RPMI Railpen adds three to Real Assets Team

RPMI Railpen (Railpen), the investment manager for the GBP30 billion railway pension schemes, has made three appointments to expand its Real Assets Team.

Lewis Vanstone joins Railpen as Deputy Portfolio Manager along with Julian Allport and Alena Antonava as Investment Managers. All three will report to Ted Jennings the Portfolio Manager for Railpen’s Long-term Income Fund. The fund targets income generating assets in infrastructure, real estate and other areas with a high degree of UK inflation protection and low levels of risk. These investments help support Railpen’s objective of consistently delivering long-term returns for its 107 clients and 350,000 scheme members.
Anna Rule, Railpen’s Head of Real Assets says: “Lewis, Alena and Julian add a new dimension to the Long-term Income Fund team’s expertise, particularly in developing our in-house direct transaction capabilities.”
Lewis Vanstone and Alena Antonava will focus on investments in the infrastructure sectors. Lewis joins from Foresight Group where he specialised in energy infrastructure projects, prior to which he was at PwC.  Alena draws on more than six years’ experience working at Arcus Infrastructure Partners.
Julian Allport will initially focus on long income real estate related investments. He has more than 15 years’ experience working in the long lease commercial real estate sector. Julian joins from Aviva Investors and prior to this worked for Consensus Business.