Stephen Burns, CFA
Stephen Burns is a member of Barings Alternative Investments, a global real estate, private equity and real assets platform. Stephen is Head of Private Equity EMEA and Head of Strategic Investment Capital for the Strategic Investment Capital team. He is responsible for overseeing the group’s private equity activities in EMEA and managing the development of strategic client relationships globally. Stephen has worked in the industry since 2000 and his experience has encompassed infrastructure transaction origination and execution, asset management and business development. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, he spent 14 years at Whitehelm Capital where he was Head of Europe and Americas and led the origination, evaluation and execution of infrastructure investments and divestments across Europe and the Americas, and was a member of the Investment and Management Committees. Prior to this, he worked in research roles for ANZ Investments and the Australian Department of Finance and Administration. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Finance from the Australian National University and a graduate diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA. Stephen is a member of the CFA Institute.