Meet the manager: Jean Hugues de Lamaze
Manager of Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust.
If you weren’t a fund manager, what job would you do?
I would have liked to have been the Finance Minister of France because I like a massive challenge, especially when it requires perseverance – like climbing Mont Blanc!
What was the proudest moment of your career?
Accepting the Investment Week Investment Company of the Year Award for Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure in recognition for all the hard work the team put in.
What was the most difficult moment of your career and why?
When Trump won the election in November 2016 and Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure had just listed on the stock exchange. Energy transition and decarbonisation issues were contrary to his views.
What advice would you give to your 20-year-old self?
Relax a lot more with the family and avoid spending those long evening hours in the office.
“I would have liked to have been the Finance Minister of France because I like a massive challenge, especially when it requires perseverance – like climbing Mont Blanc!”
Jean-Hugues de Lamaze, Manager of Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust
Away from the workplace, how do you spend your time?
I like to spend time in the mountains, skiing, and devoting more time to playing tennis.
Tell us about the last book you read or the last podcast you listened to?
The Congress of Vienna and how it stabilised Europe for the next 100 years.
Where was the last place you went on holiday and why?
Normandy. Time to savour the fine cider, calvados and camembert this region of France has to offer.
In your personal life, what would you like to achieve in the next 12 months?
To try and maintain health, happiness and wealth…