NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets today announced the appointment of Alexia Gottschalch as Head of Business Development and Client Strategy, Real Estate Americas, a new position. In this capacity, Ms. Gottschalch will lead the team responsible for raising capital and advising clients for the firm's Real Estate Americas investment platform with $54 billion in gross assets under management and 220 professionals. She will be based in New York and will report to Doug Doughty, Global Head of Business Development at J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets.
Real Estate Americas is part of J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets, a real assets investment platform founded in 1970 with more than $85 billion in assets under management, 400-plus professionals and leadership positions in real estate, infrastructure and maritime investing across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Real Estate Americas is a leader in core, core-plus, value add and opportunistic U.S. real estate equity investing for both U.S. and non-U.S. institutions, as well as an innovator in incorporating direct real estate investments in defined contribution solutions. Among its fund line-up is the industry's largest U.S. core real estate commingled fund, JPMCB Strategic Property Fund, with $25.6 billion in net asset value.
"Our clients are sophisticated and require a partner with deep product and market expertise," said Mr. Doughty. "With more than 20 years of experience, Alexia is the rare professional who combines deep real estate investment acumen with a thorough and thoughtful understanding of institutional client needs, goals and motivations."
"I'm excited to join such a strong and dynamic platform," said Ms. Gottschalch. "The strategies across the risk spectrum are best-in-class and incredibly well positioned to help institutions – from defined benefit and defined contribution plans to endowments, sovereigns and insurance companies – achieve their investment objectives."
Ms. Gottschalch joins J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets from Grosvenor Fund Management where she was Global Head of Capital Markets and the member of the executive committee and board responsible for global marketing and investor relations. Earlier in her career, Ms. Gottschalch led capital raising efforts for Independence Capital Partners, Prudential Financial, Tishman Speyer and ING. Ms. Gottschalch received a bachelor's degree from The University of Pennsylvania.
About J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets
J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets has more than $85 billion in assets under management and more than 400 professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific, as of June 30, 2015. With a 45-year history of successful investing, J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets' broad capabilities provide many of the world's most sophisticated investors with a global platform of real estate, infrastructure and transportation strategies driven by local investment talent with disciplined investment processes consistently implemented across asset types and regions. The Global Real Assets team is part of J.P. Morgan Asset Management's Alternatives Investments business, which collectively manages over $120 billion in client assets across real assets, hedge funds, credit and private equity. For more information please visit jpmorgan.com/institutional/global_real_assets
About J.P. Morgan Asset Management
J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with assets under management of $1.6 trillion, is a global leader in investment management. J.P. Morgan Asset Management's clients include institutions, retail investors and high net worth individuals in every major market throughout the world. J.P. Morgan Asset Management offers global investment management in equities, fixed income, real estate, hedge funds, private equity and liquidity. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), the parent company of J.P. Morgan Asset Management, is a leading global asset management firm with assets of approximately $2.4 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
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