Alex Jeffrey joins Savills IM as new global chief executive

21 October 2019


Alex Jeffrey has joined Savills IM as its new global chief executive, based in Singapore. He will now also become a member of the Savills Group Executive Board.

Alex will be responsible for leading the next stage of Savills IM’s global growth, which has already seen the company increase its assets under management from £5.6bn in 2014 to over £16bn today, raising more than £2.4 billion of new capital from clients in 2018.

Alex brings with him a track record of success. He was previously Head of Asia Pacific for M&G Investments, with responsibility for the development and leadership of the company’s business across all investment sectors in the region. Prior to this role he was Chief Executive of M&G Real Estate, based in London, where he led the significant growth of the firm from c. £15bn AUM in 2012 to over £30bn in 2018. Prior to M&G he was Chief Investment Officer and CEO Europe of MGPA Limited.

Alex has been recognized for his efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, having led M&G Real Estate to become the first real estate business to achieve the National Equality Standard in 2017. He has also been actively involved as a senior sponsor of various M&G’s D&I initiatives such as employee affiliate networks.

Kiran Patel will continue in his role as chief investment officer and now becomes deputy CEO following Alex's arrival. Nick Cooper will continue in his role as chairman.

Alex is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and holds both an MA(Hons) in Law from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD.




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