Chantale Pelletier will join Schroders as global head of infrastructure in private assets, a spokeswoman confirmed.
The position is new and Ms. Pelletier will join by the end of March. She will report to Georg Wunderlin, global head of private assets.
She will also become president of the firm's Paris-based infrastructure business, Schroder Aida SAS. The appointment is subject to regulatory approval.
Ms. Pelletier will lead the growth and development of Schroders' infrastructure investment platform. The infrastructure team had raised more than €3 billion ($3.4 billion) in debt and equity from European and international institutional clients as of Dec. 31, 2019, the spokeswoman said.
"Schroders' Private Assets business has identified infrastructure as a core driver of its growth. We believe Chantale's appointment is therefore a key step towards realizing our ambitions and harnessing the exciting opportunities that we are currently seeing in this asset class. Chantale has an unrivaled experience of identifying, delivering and executing infrastructure investment opportunities globally," Mr. Wunderlin said in a news release.
The private assets unit had £45.3 billion ($55.8 billion) in assets under management as of June 30.
Ms. Pelletier was managing director, capital solutions-international at Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, Montreal. A spokesman declined to comment on a replacement. CDPQ had C$333 billion ($243.6 billion) in assets as of June 30.