German independent investment and asset manager KGAL has appointed Christian Schulte Eistrup as head of International Institutional Business as it seeks to further expand its presence within international investment markets.
In his new role, Schulte Eistrup will be responsible for developing KGAL's position in international markets, managing institutional relations, leading its primarily London-based international sales team and promoting the company's real assets capabilities to leading institutional asset owners. He joins from Optimum Asset Management where he was a managing director and a member of its management and investment committees.
Schulte Eistrup brings over 20 years' capital markets experience, including a number of years as head of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) for BlackRock Alternative Specialists - Real Estate, as well as senior roles at Corestate Capital and Morgan Stanley.
His appointment further supports the continued international expansion of KGAL's business across all asset classes. In 2018, the company completed real estate, infrastructure and aviation transactions totalling €1.9bn, and managed investments of €20.5bn. This included first-time capital subscriptions from five countries (France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom).
Other members of KGAL's mainly London-based international sales team are: Elin Aberg (Nordics), Tim van den Brande (Benelux, France, Asia-Pacific), Jonathan May (UK and Ireland) and Peter Tschütscher (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy).