Renewable Energy Infrastructure Debt Team Joins Voya Investment Management
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Voya Investment Management, the asset management business of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that Thomas (“Tom”) Emmons and Edward (“Ed”) Levin have joined the firm as senior portfolio managers in the private credit infrastructure team. Emmons and Levin are based in the firm’s New York City office and report to Chris Lyons, CFA, head of private credit.
In their new roles, Emmons and Levin's primary focus will be on the origination, underwriting, structuring and management of mezzanine opportunities in renewable energy infrastructure projects. Additionally, they will work with Voya's existing infrastructure personnel to originate investment grade and non-mezzanine below investment grade opportunities in the space.
“The addition of Tom and Ed represents an excellent complement to our existing infrastructure debt capabilities—where since 2001, Voya Investment Management has invested $6.5 billion in private infrastructure assets,” said Lyons.
Prior to joining Voya Investment Management, Emmons and Levin worked at Pegasus Capital Advisors, a private alternative asset management firm focused on providing capital to companies in the sustainability and wellness sectors. Prior to that, Emmons served as managing director and head of Project Finance, Americas, at Rabobank in New York, focusing exclusively on finance for renewable energy companies while Levin was an executive director, also at Rabobank, responsible for the bank’s activities in the renewable energy, structured debt and tax equity sectors.
“With attractive risk/return profiles, potential diversification benefits and ESG characteristics, we believe infrastructure debt represents a compelling opportunity for insurance investors, endowments and foundations, pension plans, as well as high-net worth investors,” said Lyons.
“We are excited about the expertise Tom and Ed bring to Voya and look forward to leveraging their extensive industry relationships to capitalize on renewable energy debt opportunities for our clients.”
About Voya Investment Management
A leading, active asset management firm, Voya Investment Management manages, as of December 31, 2018, more than $203 billion for affiliated and external institutions as well as individual investors. With 40 years of history in asset management, Voya Investment Management has the experience and resources to provide clients with investment solutions with an emphasis on equities, fixed income, and multi-asset strategies and solutions. Voya Investment Management was named in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 as a “Best Places to Work” by Pensions and Investments magazine. For more information, visit voyainvestments.com. Follow Voya Investment Management on Twitter @VoyaInvestments.