bfinance welcomes Peter Hobbs as Managing Director of Private Markets

bfinance recently welcomed Peter Hobbs as Managing Director of Private Markets in bfinance’s London office, with a mandate to further expand the company’s growing private markets business.

Peter joins from MSCI where he was Managing Director for Real Estate Research and Key Global Accounts, responsible for benchmarking and portfolio analysis, risk services and method development. Prior to this, Peter held various senior global research and business development roles with IPD and RREEF – the alternatives asset management division of Deutsche Bank.

With over 25 years of real estate experience, Peter is a leading expert in the sector, covering all stages of the investment process including valuation, portfolio management and investment strategy. Peter also has significant experience in real asset research, risk management, as well as organizational growth and change for companies.

Peter is a member of Real Estate Research Institute’s Advisory Board and the Urban Land Institute’s European Council. In 2015 he was shortlisted for Outstanding Industry Contribution at the IPE Real Estate Global Awards 2015. Peter has a PhD and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MIRCS).

At bfinance, Peter will lead on expanding the consultancy’s private markets business, which has been in much demand as institutions have increased their allocations in this area in a search of higher yields and improved sustainable long-term performance.

bfinance’s private markets team consists of consultants and operators (principal investors) with years of experience in private equity, real estate, infrastructure equity and debt. The range of services provided include portfolio strategy and design, portfolio risk reviews and solutions, investment manager search and selection and due diligence.

Peter commented:

‘bfinance is a leader in the investment consultancy industry and recognised for providing award-winning advisory solutions so I am very pleased to have joined such a well-regarded firm. Private Markets is one of the fastest growing areas for institutional investment, with real estate a key sector, and I believe my considerable experience will add value to the team and enhance bfinance’s capability to offer clients the best advice and service we can in helping them to implement their investment strategies in what remain very challenging markets.”