JP Morgan Asset Management has hired Jeremy Cape from AerCap as an executive director in its global transportation group.
Cape will be based in the firm’s London office and report to Andrian Dacy, head of global transportation.
He will be responsible for the origination, underwriting, due diligence and transaction execution of aviation investments for JP Morgan global alternatives.
Cape brings over 15 years of experience in the aviation investment business to this newly-created role. He joins JP Morgan from AerCap where he spent more than seven years and closed in excess of 140 aircraft transactions.
Commenting on the new hire, Dacy says: “Investors seeking alternative sources of yield have begun to embrace the multi-trillion global transport market opportunity. Given their favorable economic and market fundamentals, aviation investments can offer the prospect of enhanced risk-adjusted yields with low correlation to equities and bonds. As clients increase their allocations to global transport, we are adding resources like Jeremy with deep transportation sector experience and a proven industry acquisition track record.”
Anton Pil, a managing partner of JP Morgan global alternatives, adds: “As clients grapple with rising rates and increasing volatility, we continue to invest in and build out one of the industry’s broadest spectrums of differentiated alternative investment opportunities, including transportation, infrastructure, and other real asset strategies. These investments in our alternative platforms enhance our ability to provide clients with solutions that can offer low correlations to public markets, counter-cyclical performance, high-income yields backed by long-term contracts, enhanced downside resilience, and a measure of inflation protection.”