Goodwin re-joins JP Morgan as MD for real assets

After leaving the investment bank in 2007 to work for a single Asian client, Goodwin is back at JP Morgan to assume a senior role in its Global Real Assets team.

JP Morgan Asset Management has re-hired Tyler Goodwin as a managing director for its Global Real Assets team, to be based at its Hong Kong office.

Goodwin left the firm’s principal investment team in 2007 to form a real estate investment business called Urban Land Capital, representing a single client whose holding company was called CTG Property Holdings, according to a report by Asian Investor.

According to an announcement by JP Morgan Asset Management today, Goodwin has rejoined to assume a role responsible for “advising clients throughout Asia on the opportunities and risks associated with investing in real estate, infrastructure and maritime real assets”.

In addition, Goodwin will be the primary contact at JP Morgan’s Global Real Assets team for the firm’s sovereign wealth fund, pension company, life insurance company, institutional and family investment office clients.

With a career spanning more than 20 years, Goodwin has amassed experience in valuation, consultancy, private equity, investment banking and property development, the announcement said. While with the principal investment division he invested the bank’s balance sheet capital into real estate equity, debt and structured finance investments.

Goodwin said of his new role: “The rapid growth in Asian foreign reserves and institutional capital led us to the decision to invest significantly in the region to better serve the needs of our clients.”

JP Morgan Asset Management’s Global Real Assets division has approximately $46.9 billion in real estate and infrastructure under management, as of the end of September.