Hastings beefs up team with new hire

Investment firm Hastings said Tuesday that it has named Robert Collins as executive director, head of global investment in North America. The appointment is effective December 2, 2013. Previously, Collins, who will be based in New York, worked at Greenhill & Co where he served as managing director, head of infrastructure Americas.

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hastings, the international investment firm focused exclusively on infrastructure assets, today announced that Robert Collins will join as Executive Director, Head of Global Investment in North America. Mr. Collins has significant infrastructure investment experience, serving previously as Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Americas at Greenhill & Co. He will join Hastings effective December 2, 2013, and will be based in New York.
In North America, Global Investment led by Mr. Collins will complement the Hastings infrastructure debt team, led by Nick Cleary, Director, Infrastructure Debt, and Hastings’ business development activities in the institutional investor market, led by Irene Mavroyannis, Executive Director, Head of Hastings North America and Business Development.
Mr. Collins will head Hastings’ North American Global Investment team and will lead the company’s equity investment activities in the region. In this capacity, he will report to Peter Taylor, Executive Director and Global Head of Global Investment. Mr. Collins will also serve on the company’s Global Executive Leadership Team and Hastings’ Equity Investment Committee.
“Rob’s arrival is a reflection of our continued focus on the North American market,” said Andrew Day, Chief Executive Officer of Hastings. “His leadership, extensive originations experience and market relationships will enable us to deepen our presence and identify attractive local investment opportunities in all key infrastructure asset classes.”
“Hastings is a longstanding and proven leader in international infrastructure investing,” said Mr. Collins. “I look forward to working with the firm’s global team to identify new opportunities and continue to expand its footprint in North America.”
At Greenhill, Mr. Collins advised on mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings and capital raisings to corporations, partnerships and governments worldwide. Prior to Greenhill, he was Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure for the Americas at Morgan Stanley and a Vice President at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Collins holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a B.E., Chemical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from Vanderbilt University. He qualified with a Masters Equivalent, Nuclear Engineering, from the Bettis Reactor Engineering School and served as a Lieutenant, Nuclear Engineer, in the United States Naval Nuclear Submarine Program.
About Hastings
Founded in 1994, Hastings is an international investment firm focused exclusively on infrastructure equity and debt. A pioneer in the field, Hastings is a trusted partner with almost two decades of experience transforming attractive investment opportunities into long-term value. The firm has five offices around the world with US$6.7 billion (AUD7.2 billion) in funds under management as of June 30, 2013. Further information is available at www.hastingsinfra.com.