Vision Capital poaches HSBC fundraiser

Charles Robinson was named the firm’s first head of investor relations. He joins from HSBC Global Asset Management, where he worked as the global head of alternatives distribution.

Vision Capital has created the position of investor relations and hired former HSBC fundraiser Charles Robinson to fill the role.

Robinson was hired based on his years of experience working closely with investors, according to a spokesperson.

Robinson joins Vision Capital from HSBC Global Asset Management, where he was the global head of alternatives distribution.

Prior to HSBC, Robinson was an executive director of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he led business development for Asia. He initially joined Goldman Sachs as a vice president, running the US portfolio advisory group.

Vision Capital focuses on companies ranging from €50 million to €1 billion in Europe and the Americas targeting sectors including real estate, industrials and manufacturing, business services and consumer services.

Vision Capital has raised seven funds totalling over €1.9 billion. Through 13 transactions, Vision Capital has invested in ten portfolios with a value of €2.5 billion and has acquired 40 companies.

In July, the firm purchased a portfolio of investments from Italy-based Banco Popolare for €365 million, just weeks after it purchased a portfolio of three industrial German and Swiss companies from Paragon Partners.