AEW Europe has seen significant inflows recently and Raphael will be responsible for the investment and management of these funds as well as further developing AEW Europe's platform. Jean Lavieille, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, will be retiring from AEW Europe during 2014 but will continue as a Senior Adviser to the firm and member of the Investment Committee thereafter. Jean will be working with Raphael to ensure a seamless transition for the management of the Paris based funds.
This appointment confirms AEW Europe’s commitment to continue growing its institutional platform including funds and separate accounts, alongside the private equity platform managed by Russell Jewell in London. Raphael joins from Acofi-Alms where he launched the firm's debt fund platform and prior to this he spent 12 years with Morgan Stanley in Paris.
Rob Wilkinson, AEW Europe’s Chief Investment Officer commented as follows: “I am delighted that Raphael is joining us. He brings with him extensive knowledge of the European real estate markets.” Christian Delaire, AEW Europe’s Chief Executive Officer commented: “Raphael’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to growing our institutional platform in Europe across our funds and separate accounts.”
AEW Europe is one of the leading European real estate asset and investment managers. Together with AEW Capital Management in the United States and Asia, AEW Europe and its regulated subsidiaries - AEW Europe LLP, NAMI - AEW Europe and AEW Europe SGP - form a global real estate platform with more than €38 billion in assets under management (of which €17.8 billion is in Europe). AEW has over 30 years experience in the management of real estate funds and separate institutional mandates with 500 employees in 14 locations around the world, including head offices in Boston, London, Paris and Singapore. AEW's innovative investment strategies are research-driven and rigorously controlled for risk, with implementation carried out by professional teams in its extensive network of local offices on the ground.
AEW regularly receives industry awards in recognition of its investment performance and adherence to principles of sustainability. AEW Europe is a founding member of the group of leading real estate fund managers applying the Bureau Veritas "Green Rating" standards to its European investment portfolio and is a signatory to the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Investment. The company is also an active member of the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Funds (INREV) and its portfolios are benchmarked by the Investment Property Databank (IPD). AEW Europe is a subsidiary of Natixis Global Asset Management, one of the top 15 asset managers in the world. (source: AEW Europe)