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UK’s Foresight Group adds investment director

1 Mar 2010

UK-based alternative asset manager Foresight Group has appointed Federico Giannandrea as investment director, where he will be responsible for originating, structuring and executing solar transactions.

Giannandrea has joined Foresight from Deutsche Bank spin-off Absolute Energy Capital, where he was COO and head of legal. As COO, he controlled the budget and the compliance function, and as head of legal, he was involved in the development of the renewable energy pipeline, negotiations of the strategic partnerships and the construction of an 8MW solar plant in southern Italy.

Prior to working at Absolute Energy Capital, Giannandrea was vice president at Deutsche Bank in the London Renewable Energy Team, where he developed the Italian solar and wind portfolio, playing an active role in the development and financing process of solar and wind acquisitions throughout Italy.

Foresight is an independent alternative asset manager, which focuses primarily on investments in private UK and European companies or projects and offers investors exclusive access to attractive income and growth opportunities.

The group manages approximately £200m (€220.2m) across a number of funds investing in the solar sector. Its recent investments have included a 9MW plant in the Castilla La Mancha region of Spain, and two projects in the Puglia region of Italy.

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