Mr. Edward Winter, Managing Director, joined the BlackRock Global Infrastructure Funds team (BGIF) in 2018. The BGIF team manages approximately USD 9 Bn. in capital commitments across three vintages. BGIF invests globally in essential contracted infrastructure assets and businesses by capitalizing on the long-term trends of decarbonization, decentralization and digitalization. The BGIF team has created over 40 portfolio companies across the globe for the Funds and includes over 60 investment professionals who are located in Greenwich (Connecticut), London, Singapore, Houston and Mexico City. The BGIF team joined BlackRock in 2017 from First Reserve, a private equity firm that was founded in 1983 and created the BGIF infrastructure platform in 2008. The BGIF team raised the first two vintages while at First Reserve.
His responsibilities include investment origination, execution, monitoring and exit strategy. At BGIF, Mr. Winter has led investments in Calisen, Medgaz, Kellas Midstream and ADNOC Oil Pipelines. Prior to joining BGIF, Mr. Winter was a Managing Director with Macquarie Group's Macquarie Capital, most recently in their London office, where he was leading Macquarie Capital's European conventional energy business as part of the Energy & Infrastructure Group. Prior to this, Mr. Winter was also Co-head of Macquarie Capital's Resources Infrastructure business. Mr. Winter graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and from INSEAD with a Masters of Finance.