TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Starlight Investments Capital LP ("Starlight Capital") is pleased to announce the expansion of its portfolio management team with the addition of two new investment managers, Varun Anand and Michelle Wearing.
Portfolio Manager, Varun Anand has more than eight years of experience in the financial services industry, primarily focused on managing publicly listed, global infrastructure investments. Varun joins Starlight Capital from CI Signature, where the infrastructure team oversaw more than $5 billion in securities across several mandates. Prior to CI Signature, Varun was a Senior Research Analyst at Sentry Investments for four years focusing on the Sentry Global Infrastructure mandate, which exceeded $800 million in assets. He began his career in the financial services industry with Veritas Investment Research, an independent equity research company. Varun holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and Business Administration with honours from the University of Waterloo. He has held the Chartered Financial Analyst designation since 2012.
Associate Portfolio Manager, Michelle Wearing has over nine years of business and investment experience, primarily in real estate. Michelle joins the team from TD Securities Inc., where she served as an Equity Research Associate covering Canadian REITs and REOCs. There she gained considerable research experience covering over 30 names across various sectors, including commercial property, multi-family, hospitality, seniors' housing, and asset managers. Prior to TD Securities Inc., Michelle was a Manager in Valuations at KPMG LLP and held various other positions in Valuations and Consumer Markets. Michelle is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator and earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University in 2009.
"We're pleased to welcome two exceptional professionals to Starlight Capital. Michelle and Varun have extensive industry knowledge and deep strategic partnerships within their respective sectors. With their addition, we continue to build a team to deliver on our goal of providing investors with superior risk-adjusted, long-term returns," explained Dennis Mitchell, CEO & CIO, Starlight Capital.
Under Dennis's leadership, Varun will work on the Starlight Global Infrastructure Fund (NEO: SCGI.UN) and Michelle will focus on the Starlight Global Real Estate Fund (NEO: SCGR.UN). These funds provide investors with access to publicly listed, global real assets through concentrated portfolios of high-quality businesses.
About Starlight Capital and Starlight Investments
Starlight Capital is an independent asset management firm. Our goal is to deliver superior risk adjusted returns to investors through a disciplined investment approach, Focused Business Investing. Starlight Capital is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Starlight Investments. Starlight Investments is a privately-held, full service, real estate investment and asset management company. The firm manages over $9.0 billion of assets on behalf of institutional joint ventures as well as publicly listed REITs, closed end funds and investment funds and is driven by an experienced team of over 150 professionals. Please visit us at www.starlightcapital.com and connect with us on LinkedIn.
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