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Is Martin Stanley one of the most powerful people in maritime investment?

February 11, 2019 – PortandTerminal.com

Hamburg, Germany – Is Martin Stanley one of the most powerful people in maritime investment?

Mr Stanley is the Global Head of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA). In this role, he sets the strategic direction for MIRA’s global business and is accountable for all of its 148 businesses located in 25 countries.

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) is the world’s largest infrastructure asset manager with growing portfolios in real estate, agriculture, and container terminals.

MIRA manages over $US129 billion of assets on behalf of pension funds, sovereign funds, insurance companies and other investors. When it comes to raising money for these infrastructure funds, no one does it better than Macquarie.

Source: MIRA Investor Credentials document

MIRA invests the money that they have gathered within their funds into things like toll-roads, tunnels, container terminals and airports. MIRA manages these investments and works to increase their value over the lifespan of the fund,

Most of their funds have a lifespan of 10 years, which makes perfect sense. If you’re buying big assets in major infrastructure it takes some time to implement changes and increase the asset’s value for fund’s shareholders. MIRA manages 70 of these funds globally.

A geographic snapshot of MIRA’s 148 or so infrastructure investments around the world. Source: MIRA

MIRA’s Port & Terminal Infrastructure Investments

MIRA has at least 15 active investments in the maritime industry across 7 countries in its portfolio. The following is a quick summary of what they own in maritime infrastructure:

MIRA investments in ports, terminals and maritime logistics companies

Martin Stanley

Interested in working for MIRA? MIRA says that it looks for senior executives with “extensive industry or operational backgrounds prior to joining Macquarie”. That description of their ideal executive certainly applies to Martin Stanley.

Mr Stanley, age 54, is based in London and joined Macquarie Group following an 18-year career in the utility and energy sector, including as a director at TXU Europe Group plc, a diversified energy services company with interests in power generation, upstream gas, energy retail and electricity distribution.

Martin has a Master of Philosophy in Energy Economics from the University of Loughborough.

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