Octopus Group bolsters institutional funds team with two new hires

Octopus Group has strengthened its institutional funds team with the appointments of Tancredi Micangeli and Angela Gyulveszy, both as distribution managers. 

The two new hires in as many months come as Octopus further develops its institutional investment offering. 

Tancredi and Angela will both be responsible for building long-term relationships with institutional investors, as Octopus continues to expand its range of alternative investment funds. Octopus has proven experience in several specialist sectors, having developed large teams assembled over time to combine behind-the-desk and on-the-ground asset management expertise. Octopus offers funds across venture capital, renewable energy and real estate assets, made up of healthcare infrastructure, commercial and residential real estate debt.

Octopus continues to invest into sectors that deliver meaningful environmental and social change, as institutional investors increasingly look towards the ESG criteria and the long-term impact of their investments, alongside returns. Octopus currently manages more than GBP2.3 billion on behalf of institutional investors and prides itself on transparency, holding itself to account against several external standards for conducting business.

Tancredi joins Octopus from TT International, an institutional asset manager, where he was responsible for leading the sales and marketing efforts for their TT Event-Driven Fund – helping to significantly grow its AuM.

Angela joined from Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP), where she was an investment relations director, responsible for establishing new institutional investor client relationships across infrastructure, alternative real estate, and co-investments. Prior to PiP, Angela held positions at both AXA Investments Managers and EMAC Capital.

Mark Williams, Co-Head of Institutional Funds at Octopus Group, says: “As a business, we see the institutional market as an opportunity for real growth. The appointments of Angela and Tancredi significantly strengthen our team, enabling us to reach out to more institutional investors to continue to build longstanding relationships through the fund investment and partnership opportunities Octopus has to offer.

“At Octopus, we invest in sectors that deliver meaningful impact and offer the opportunity for attractive financial returns. We see our role as helping institutional investors achieve their ESG and impact goals through their investment strategies, while also being straight-forward, transparent, and easy to work with. Both Tancredi and Angela bring with them great experience and an enthusiasm that will help us to build tailored investment opportunities and offer investors a refreshingly different experience, without compromising on returns.”