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Séverine Maumy-Laffineur appointed as Co-Portfolio Manager of Barings European Core Property Fund

Nov 18, 2021

Barings, one of the world’s largest diversified real estate investment managers, has appointed Séverine Maumy-Laffineur, currently Managing Director and Real Estate Country Head for France, as Co-Portfolio Manager of its European Core Property Fund (BECPF). 

With 24 years of investment experience, Séverine will be working alongside James Whittaker, Co-Portfolio Manager of BECPF, to continue to execute the Fund’s investment strategy across Europe.
The investment philosophy and strategy of BECPF will remain the same, with the team continuing to employ their successful active core approach to deliver attractive returns to investors.

Séverine has been Barings’ Real Estate country head for France since 2015, responsible for sourcing real estate investment opportunities in France, as well as a member of the European Investment Committee, She replaces Jorge Duarte, who will leave the firm in December.

Previously, Séverine worked with Standard Life Investments as European Portfolio Manager. Prior to this, she was National Director at LaSalle Investment Management and responsible for French acquisitions. She also was a financial analyst at Hammerson plc in France.

Charles Weeks, head of Europe and Asia Pacific Real Estate at Barings, commented: “Barings is committed to creating a high-performing culture that identifies, develops and retains a diverse pool of talent and we are thrilled to have Séverine take on the role of Co-Portfolio Manager of our European Core Property Fund. 

“Having joined the firm in 2015, Severine has built up an impressive track record, delivering exceptional results for our clients in France. I have no doubt that her knowledge and expertise will be invaluable in deepening the BECPF’s roots while strategically expanding our industry relationships.”

Séverine added: “Barings has an enviable reputation of delivering strong investment performance, combined with a progressive culture that puts the needs of its clients at the heart of its business. I am looking forward to building on the success that the business has delivered to date and continuing to partner with our clients to help them achieve their long-term financial ambitions.”

Tali Robinson/Polly Warrack (SEC Newgate) 

Barings Real Estate 

Barings Real Estate (BRE) offers a broad range of global investment opportunities across the private debt and equity investment markets. BRE invests in all major property sectors and offers an expansive range of financing solutions to real estate borrowers. Follow us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/showcase/barings-alternative-investments.

About Barings

Barings is a $387+ billion* global investment manager sourcing differentiated opportunities and building long-term portfolios across public and private fixed income, real estate, and specialist equity markets. With investment professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the firm, a subsidiary of MassMutual, aims to serve its clients, communities and employees, and is committed to sustainable practices and responsible investment.

*Assets under management as of September 30, 2021

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