On 1st July, Ulla will join NIO’s investment team as Managing Director after more than 10 years at Nykredit where she was Head of Alternative Investments and Manager Selection.
Ulla has 20+ experience within asset management from Copenhagen and London. Since 2014, she has, in particular, focused on building Nykredit’s alternatives program with direct responsibility for the infrastructure offering.
With Ulla as lead, NIO will launch a new, diversified infrastructure program specialized in infrastructure investments.
According to Ashvind Guness, NIO’s Chief Investment Officer: “We are very proud to announce this new hire. Ulla is extremely talented, and NIO is fortunate to acquire an investment professional with her competences and caliber. Ulla will lead the Infrastructure Fund-of-Funds strategy. I am sure that Ulla will be a great fit for the team and enjoy working with NIO’s investors in building best-in-class infrastructure strategies.”
Having Ulla as part of the investment team is an important part of NIO’s ambition to revolutionize the market for privat investor’s access to alternative investments.
Ulla says: “I am very excited about joining NIO – an organization dedicated to alternative investments with drive, growth ambitions and high professionalism, which are all features needed to succeed in managing a fairly complex asset class. Becoming part of the journey that NIO is on and joining my new colleagues in setting up infrastructure portfolios of high quality for NIO’s investors is simply an opportunity not to be missed.”
Michael Greve, CEO: “We plan to continuously expand our product offering to satisfy market needs and continuously widen the scope of access to best-in-class private market investments. The launch of our new infrastructure fund and the hiring of Ulla is one more step in expanding our business internationally and reach 100 bn. AUM by 2030.”
About the new fund:
The launch of an infrastructure fund is to a high degree leveraging the many years of experience in raising infrastructure fund-of-funds and creating robust portfolios with strong returns. The infrastructure asset class adds great value to a portfolio – both in terms of generating strong returns and as a diversifier – and is of particular interest in the current market environment as it provides exposure to essential assets that are resilient to short-term market fluctuations, has a high degree of inflation protection and, in many ways, has sustainability as part of its DNA. Good fund selection and portfolio construction capabilities are key for success, including deep knowledge of handling complex deals and situations. As a result, long and detailed experience is essential.