InfraRed Capital Partners appoints Gianluca Minella as Head of Infrastructure research

6 June 2024 Investments
InfraRed Capital Partners (“InfraRed”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gianluca Minella as Head of Infrastructure Research, a newly created role within InfraRed’s Capital Formation Group. Gianluca is highly experienced and joins from ADIA, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, where he was Head of Portfolio Strategy and Research across private and listed infrastructure equity, debt, and funds.

Gianluca will lead InfraRed’s research function, providing deep insights and analysis across the evolving infrastructure asset class for the investment community. He will also support InfraRed’s investment platform with independent macro and market analysis, as we continually seek to identify value in existing and new investment opportunities, and will contribute to the development of new products and strategies.

Prior to his role at ADIA, Gianluca was Head of Infrastructure Research at DWS for eight years, where he built the infrastructure research team. Gianluca also spent a number of years working for ratings agencies, including Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s, where he covered a range of infrastructure sectors.

Michael Straka, Head of Capital Formation, InfraRed, said: “Gianluca is a high-class operator and his ability to deliver actionable, astute insights will be invaluable for our teams and our investors. He has a wealth of experience from across the infrastructure sector, having worked for LPs, GPs, and ratings agencies, which gives him a distinctive view on the market. We’re excited that he’s chosen to join InfraRed.”

Gianluca Minella, Head of Infrastructure Research, InfraRed, said: “This is an exciting moment to join InfraRed. As a scaled, experienced player in infrastructure’s mid-market, InfraRed is exceptionally well positioned to appeal to investors seeking greater exposure in this attractive market segment. I’ve been highly impressed by the strength of the team and am looking forward to working closely with our investor base.”

Gianluca will start at InfraRed in mid-June 2024.


About InfraRed Capital Partners

InfraRed Capital Partners is an international infrastructure asset manager, with more than 160 professionals operating worldwide from offices in London, Madrid, New York, Sydney and Seoul. Over the past 25 years, InfraRed has established itself as a highly successful developer and steward of infrastructure assets that play a vital role in supporting communities. InfraRed manages US$13bn+ of equity capital [1] for investors around the globe, in listed and private funds across both core and value-add strategies.

A long-term sustainability-led mindset is integral to how InfraRed operates as it aims to achieve lasting, positive impacts and deliver on its vision of Creating Better Futures. InfraRed has been a signatory of the Principles of Responsible Investment since 2011 and has achieved the highest possible PRI rating [2] for its infrastructure business for eight consecutive assessments, having secured a 5-star rating for the 2023 period [3]. It is also a member of the Net Zero Asset Manager’s Initiative and is a TCFD supporter.

InfraRed is part of SLC Management, the institutional alternatives and traditional asset management business of Sun Life. InfraRed represents the infrastructure equity arm of SLC Management, which also incorporates BGO, a global real estate investment management adviser, and Crescent Capital, a global alternative credit investment asset manager.

[1] $13bn+ equity under management (USD) – Uses 5-year average FX as at 31st December 2023 at GBP/USD of 1.2881, EUR/USD of 1.1226, EUM is USD 13.433m.

[2] Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”) ratings are based on following a set of Principles, including incorporating ESG issues into investment analysis, decision-making processes and ownership policies. More information is available at

[3] In the 2023 Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”) assessment, InfraRed achieved a 5 star rating for the Policy Governance and Strategy and Infrastructure and a 4 star rating for the newly created Confidence Building Measures. Please find InfraRed’s report available for download on our website here:

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