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Europa Capital creates CIO role, appoints Chaplin

Europa Capital, the pan-European real estate investment manager, has appointed Russell Chaplin to the newly created role of chief investment officer. 

According to the firm, the new executive position reflects the growth and increasing scale of the firm's investment platform. Chaplin brings a wealth of experience having held the position of CIO at Aberdeen Asset Management between 2010 and 2018, as well as strategic roles at UBS Global Asset Management and Henderson Global Investors. 

He has spent the past three months as a consultant to Europa Capital, having previously been a co-founder and director of Intrinsic Value Real Estate Advisers, where he spent four years providing consulting services to the real estate industry. 

Working alongside managing partner, Rob Sim, Chaplin will oversee the investment performance of all discretionary funds and mandates, while also working with the team to maximise capital raising and support ESG initiatives. 

Chaplin is an associate fellow of Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford where he will continue to teach four days a year. Said Sim: 'Russell is a hugely experienced property professional, with an incredible depth of knowledge in business strategy, team development and execution. 

'This is a new and exciting role and a natural step in the evolution of Europa Capital as we grow the business. Having already worked closely with Russell during his consultancy, I know he will be a very valuable addition and am really looking forward to working with him.' 

Source: propertyeu.info on the 13th of June