Head and CIO
Rob Allard is Head and CIO of Rothesay Asset Management North America. Rob joined Rothesay in 2018 to establish, build and run the investment portfolio in North America. Prior to joining Rothesay, Rob held leadership roles in structured finance at Firebreak Capital, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank.
Head of US Public Finance
Michelle Estes is Head of US Public Finance at Rothesay Asset Management North America. Michelle joined Rothesay in 2019 and is responsible for the development of the US Public Finance business and provides portfolio management, credit underwriting, investment, and trading expertise. Prior to joining, Michelle held roles as a senior municipal sell-side credit analyst and investment banker at Goldman Sachs and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
Head of US Infrastructure and Energy
William Bond is the Head of Infrastructure and Energy of Rothesay Asset Management North America. William joined Rothesay in 2022 and is responsible for investments in the infrastructure sector. Prior to joining Rothesay, William worked at Nomura, Bank of America and General Electric. He started his career in strategy consulting in London.
Head of Private Placements
Rich Azer is Head of Private Placements of Rothesay Asset Management North America. Rich joined Rothesay in 2022 and is responsible for origination of debt private placements as well as overseeing the private placement product. Rich has 25 years of private placement experience and held leadership positions at ING, Rabobank, Soc Gen, and RBS/NatWest.
Head of US CRE Origination
Soniya Patel is Head of Commercial Real Estate at Rothesay Asset Management North America. Soniya joined Rothesay’s credit team based in London in 2016 and is now in New York leading the origination of US real estate investment opportunities. Prior to joining Rothesay, Soniya worked in Standard & Poor’s European CMBS team, and Prudential’s US large loan origination team in Chicago.
Rahul Vishal Sinha
Head of US ABS and Structured Credit
Rahul is Head of Structured Credit at Rothesay Asset Management North America. Rahul joined Rothesay in 2021 and is responsible for the development of its US structured credit financing business. He has 22 years of structured finance experience, including portfolio management, underwriting, trading and quantitative analysis functions. Prior to joining Rothesay, Rahul held various leadership positions at Apollo Global Management, Athene Asset Management, OneWest Bank and Indymac Bank.
We are dedicated to sourcing investment opportunities in North America which help to secure the future for every one of our 840,000+ pension policyholders, driving predictable, dependable returns over the long term.Rob Allard, Head and CIO of Rothesay Asset Management North America
Rothesay Asset Management North America was established in 2018. Since then, it has originated over $8bn of long-term, high quality fixed income assets.
Our dedicated investment team, based in New York, is focused on finding and securing dependable investment opportunities in North America which fit our strict criteria. The assets they secure add to the diversification of our portfolio, all of which is investment grade rated. As with all of our investments, we never compromise on the quality and stability of our positions.
Assets originated in North America focus on a broad range of fixed income asset classes, in areas such as:
Structured and asset based lending
Commercial ground leases
Infrastructure and energy financing