- New office will enable Aquila Capital to strengthen client base and build its investment capability across the Benelux region
- Emke Bus appointed as Head of the Netherlands
The opening of a local office underlines the firm’s strategy of being close to clients and its investments. In the last two years Aquila Capital has opened additional offices including Oslo and Madrid to build strong relationships with institutional investors and expand its investment activities across Scandinavia and the Iberian Peninsula. The Amsterdam office will be led by Oldrik Verloop, Head of Client Advisory International, and newly-appointed Emke Bus, Head of the Netherlands.
Prior to joining Aquila Capital, Emke was Managing Director ESG and Infrastructure at GRESB, where she rolled out an environmental social and governance framework for infrastructure investors. Prior to this, she spent almost 10 years at Achmea Investment Management, the investment arm of the Dutch insurance group Achmea, most latterly as a Senior Portfolio Manager for infrastructure and private equity.
Aquila Capital has built a growing presence in the Benelux region and currently manages several renewable energy investment mandates on behalf of institutional investors. Aquila Capital believes that the Netherlands offers significant investment potential as the country transitions to renewable energy.
Oldrik Verloop, Head of Client Advisory International, said: “We are delighted to announce the next step in our European growth journey with a new office in Amsterdam.
This provides Aquila Capital with an ideal platform for scaling our presence in the Benelux and get proximity to our institutional client base, many of whom are set to increase their exposure to sustainable infrastructure investment strategies.
“We extend a warm welcome to Emke Bus, whose deep experience of ESG and building successful infrastructure portfolios will be invaluable as we expand in the Benelux region.”
Emke Bus, Head of the Netherlands, adds: “I am thrilled to be joining Aquila Capital at this exciting time in the firm’s evolution. Aquila Capital has a fast-growing reputation among Dutch institutional investors for its renewable investment expertise and I look forward to working with Oldrik and the team to take its presence here to the next stage.”
About Aquila Capital
Established in 2001, Aquila Capital is committed to provide institutional investors worldwide with alternative investment solutions in real assets, financial and private markets. Applying a multi-disciplinary investment approach, Aquila Capital’s range of alternative investments is managed by dedicated specialists in their respective asset classes and underpinned by an infrastructure that combines strong operations, stringent corporate governance and a successful track record. Aquila Capital has been dedicated to develop alternative investment solutions since its establishment. Over 200 professionals across eight offices globally are working across the whole value chain of alternative investments to generate stable, positive returns for investors.