Luke Burdess

Ingenious names new director

Ingenious has expanded its institutional funds business with the appointment of Luke Burdess (pictured above) as business development director.

The alternative investment manager specialises in the media, infrastructure, real estate and education sectors and offers institutional strategies for domestic and global institutions.

Luke joins from Daiwa SB Investments, where he was a BDM in the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands.

This follows the appointments of Jamie Lowe as managing director, institutional distribution, and Will Harrison as managing director, media.

Jamie has 25 years of experience working in investment banking, having served at Aberdeen Standard Investments, BNP Paribas and JP Morgan.

Will joined from Warner Bros, where he was chief commercial officer of the Harry Potter Franchise Group.

All three will work closely with the media, infrastructure, real estate and education divisions to leverage Ingenious’s investment and operating experience in these markets.

Neil Forster, CEO at Ingenious, said: “We are delighted that Luke, Jamie and Will have joined Ingenious to lead and develop our institutional business.

“They are highly successful executives who bring a wealth of experience and relationships to the Ingenious team.

“I am excited to be working with them to deliver on our strategic objective of expanding our institutional funds business across each of our investment sectors.

“Ingenious has successfully worked with corporates and institutional investors, and these appointments enhance our ability to create more opportunities in those channels.”

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