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JP Morgan's Mark Weisdorf: Investing in Infrastructure (Privcap video - free to watch)
Mark Weisdorf tells what he learned about infrastructure in the downturn, the cyclicality of transportation assets, the long-term growth prospects for Asia, separate accounts, LP aptitudes for direct investing, and the US as a net exporter of energy
Infrastructure assets – roads, airports, water utilities – are assets that most people believe they understand well and want to own. And yet investing in infrastructure is challenging and “takes a lot of expertise,” according to Mark Weisdorf, CEO of J.P. Morgan Infrastructure Investments Group.
In an exclusive interview with Privcap, Weisdorf discusses what he learned about infrastructure in the downturn, the cyclicality of transportation assets, the difference between real asset and infrastructure allocation “buckets,”
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J.P. Morgan Infrastructure Investments Group
Mark Weisdorf, managing director, Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Infrastructure Investments Group. Prior to joining the firm in 2005, Mark provided strategic consulting services to both institutional investors and investment managers. From 2000 to 2003, he was head of Private Market Investments at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), where he was responsible Private Equity, Real Estate and Infrastructure investment strategies. While at CPPIB, Mark was a member of the Board of Directors and chaired the Audit Committee of the parent company for Borealis Infrastructure, the entity which manages infrastructure assets on behalf of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS). Prior to the CPPIB, Mark held senior investment banking and equity capital markets positions with CIBC World Markets and HSBC Securities (Canada) where he was Deputy CEO. From 2001 to 2004, he served on the Board of the Institutional Limited Partners Association, and was founding Chairman of their Research, Benchmarking and Standards Committee. He has been in the investment industry since 1979, and worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector since 1997. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto, where he is a past President of the University of Toronto Alumni Association. Mark is a Chartered Accountant, CFA charterholder and CBV (Chartered Business Valuator).