Duncan Symonds  Director of Asset Management, European Insfrastructure - IFM Investors

Duncan is a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers with a strong track record in delivering major transportation and infrastructure projects across the full asset lifecycle.  With over 20 years’ experience of the construction sector Duncan has extensive experience of leading at senior executive level driving transformation, integration and continuous improvement to deliver sustainable results. Duncan started his career with Taylor Woodrow Construction where he worked on a range of major Civil Engineering projects in the water, rail and nuclear sectors.  After studying full-time for his MBA at the Cranfield School of Management he was appointed Chief of Staff to the Transport for London Commissioner, where for three years he was responsible for managing the Commissioner’s office and running special projects which included the sponsorship and pre-construction phase of the £15.9Bn Crossrail programme. From 2008 to 2015 Duncan worked on a number of major Infrastructure development projects, running operational business units for Laing O’Rourke and WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff to deliver large and diverse portfolios of projects across the transportation and utilities sectors as main contractor and multi-disciplinary consultant. Duncan Joined IFM Investors in 2016 as the Director of Asset Management for the European Infrastructure team.  He is responsible for the identification and implementation of value creation opportunities across the existing portfolio and leads the development and execution of transition plans from buyer to owner for new investments.



SPS Spotlight Series: Investment Issues for Maturing Pension Funds

July 13, 2017                                   Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Alternative Credit and Private Debt Investing for Pension Funds

August 31, 2017                               Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Emerging & Frontier Markets Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

September 14, 2017                         Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Investment Insights & Issues for Dutch Investors

September 21, 2017                         Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam

Annual Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

October 3, 2017                                 7A Odenplan, Stockholm

Property, Real Assets & Infrastructure Investing for Yield for Pension Funds

October 12, 2017                             Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Annual Round up & Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds

November 9, 2017                             Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Annual Northern Investment Conference for Pension Funds

November 16, 2017                           The Met Hotel, Leeds

SPS Spotlight Series: LGPSs in Flux - Investment Issues & Solutions

November 23, 2017                           Le Meridien Piccadilly, London