Macquarie exec goes to Campbell Lutyens

Guillermo Marroquin, whose responsibilities involved marketing ag funds at the Australian firm, will lead real assets efforts in North America at the placement agent.

Campbell Lutyens has hired Guillermo Marroquin as head of North American real assets.

Marroquin joins the UK-headquartered placement agent from Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets where he was a managing director responsible for investor relations, product development and fund marketing across the infrastructure, agriculture, energy and real estate asset classes.

This is the second time he has returned to a previous employer, having had a first stint at Campbell Lutyens between 2010 and 2013 as principal and a prior tenure at Macquarie between 2006 and 2010 as vice-president. He previously worked in fixed income and distressed debt at BNY Capital Markets, JPMorgan and Lehman Brothers.

“Campbell Lutyens has been active in the infrastructure sector for over a decade, in both fundraising and secondary transactions, providing us with a deep understanding of how the market has evolved and what the next generation of funds might look like,” said Andrew Sealey, Campbell Lutyens’ chief executive.

Marroquin will remain based in Chicago, joining the placement agent’s US team of more than 30. “Infrastructure and real assets continues to evolve as an asset class and play an increasingly important role in North American investors’ portfolios,” he said.

Earlier this week, Macquarie announced the hire of two high-profile alumni of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, in a hint that it aims to bolster its ag footprint in the Northern Hemisphere. Angus Selby, former head of agriculture at CPPIB, and Charles Newton, most recently principal at the $257 billion Canadian pension, have joined the firm’s fund management business in London.