05 October 2017
Reporter: Theo Andrew

M&G bolsters European investment team

M&G Real Estate has appointed Antoin Prade as director of investment management and Stephan Barth as investment manager in Continental Europe, as part of its European expansion.

Based in Paris, Prade will source assets for M&G’s European Secured Property Income Fund, launched in 2015, and will report to the head of long income, Matthew Stone.

Prade joins from Standard Life Investments, where he managed the European Secure Income Fund. Before this he held senior positions at Colliers International, EY Real Estate and Mercer Management Consulting.

Barth will be based in Frankfurt and will lead the firm’s European acquisition activity. He will report to Olivier Valley, head of investments in Continental Europe.

Prior to joining M&G, Barth was director at TRIUVA Investment Management, and he also spent over six years at aik Immobilien-Investmentgesellschaft.

Stone commented: “Originating assets for long-income investment requires extensive knowledge of real estate and deal structuring, so we are delighted to welcome Antonin Prade, who brings such a wealth of knowledge of the European property markets at a time where we are looking to deploy significant capital.”

Speaking on Barth’s appointment, Vellay said: “Germany is now our largest market in Continental Europe in assets under management and Stephan Barth’s appointment is a reflection of our ambition to grow our presence and increase our ability to transact across the region.”

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