Adic-ubs Welcomes New Cio
Vincent Gilles recently joined Abu Dhabi Investment Company as the new Chief Investment Officer of ADIC-UBS Infrastructure Investment Limited.
By: Sweety Darwish
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:
Vincent Gilles recently joined Abu Dhabi Investment Company as the new Chief Investment Officer of ADIC-UBS Infrastructure Investment Limited, ADIC’s recently formed joint venture with UBS Asset Management, focusing on infrastructure investments within the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey.
Vincent was, prior to ADIC-UBS, heading up the European and Middle Eastern practice of UBS Infrastructure Asset Management (IAM). In this capacity, he led the recent acquisitions of a stake in Southern Water and Saubermacher and was instrumental in raising funds for the group. Vincent is a member of the supervisory board of Saubermacher, Austria’s leading waste management company. Vincent has been at UBS for 10 years. He previously worked for JP Morgan and Société Générale.
“Vincent brings two decades of hard-core infrastructure expertise, both on a Global and Regional level, an imperative asset for ADIC in this time of ground-breaking improvement and change. Our strategy at ADIC will reflect the sum of all international and local expertise we are embracing onboard, coupled with our heritage of trust, to deliver a world-class suite of products to our broad range of clients,” said Nazem Fawwaz Al Kudsi, Chief Executive Officer of ADIC.
Prior to joining IAM in 2007, Vincent headed the UBS Equity Research European Infrastructure and Utilities (I&U) team from 2001 onwards and more recently was co-global coordinator of I&U, where he and his team produced some ground-breaking research on the future of infrastructure investment, nuclear and renewable energy.
From 2000-2007, Vincent consistently ranked amongst the top three I&U analysts in Europe and was voted third best analyst across all sectors in Europe in the 2001 Extel ranking. Under his stewardship, the European I&U team constantly ranked amongst the top teams in internal (UBS) and external rankings.
In the last few years, Vincent published some groundbreaking research on the future of nuclear energy and infrastructure as an investment theme. Vincent was also involved in the successful listing of Enel, Snam ReteGas, and PPC.
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About ADIC (Abu Dhabi Investment Company)
Abu Dhabi Investment Company (ADIC), the first investment company in the United Arab Emirates, is one of the leading financial services firms in the region. Established by Emiri Decree on February 24, 1977, and owned by Abu Dhabi Investment Council, ADIC has delivered excellence in treasury and credit services, loan syndication, equity and debt underwriting, financial advisory, asset management and brokerage across a range of asset classes. As a result, the company has earned a reputation for professionalism, integrity, innovation, and market knowledge.
Pursuing a focused approach, ADIC today leverages its investment expertise across four strategic areas: Asset Management, Private Equity, Real Estate, and Infrastructure. In this way, the organization is able to offer targeted products and services to meet specific client requirements in markets across the globe, all while delivering superior risk-adjusted returns. With extensive knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa investment environment, unrivalled access to primary information on regional companies, both large and small, an understanding of the micro and macro economic environment and record of accomplishment across asset classes, ADIC is an ideal investment partner for institutions and high net worth individuals based in the region and beyond.
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Abu Dhabi Investment Company (ADIC) delivers excellence in treasury &credit services, loan syndication, equity &debt underwriting, financial advisory, asset management and brokerage across a range of asset classes, since 1977.