Samantha Steele

Samantha Steele

BSc (Hons) Land Management, The University of Reading, UK
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
Investment Management Certificate, Society of CFA

Samantha Steele is a senior research analyst, heading up private market research in EMEA and portfolio manager for some of our global impact and real estate separate accounts, at Russell Investments. She is a voting member of the Russell Investments Alternatives Subcommittee and serves on numerous Limited Partner Advisory Committees for fund managers. She relocated to London in 2015. Previously Samantha joined Russell Investments Sydney office in April 2010 covering private market investments in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, where she gained significant experience investing in Asia Pacific and working with Asian and Australian investors on implementing bespoke mandates.

Prior to working in Asia Samantha has a decade of experience working in the U.K. and European property markets, most recently with European asset manager KBC Asset Management (KBCAM) as a Senior Fund Manager. At KBCAM, Samantha specialized in indirect real estate, launching and managing the KBCAM European Property Fund, a successful open-ended European real estate fund of funds, with investments in 21 countries across all sectors.

In prior years, Samantha had worked as a Fund Manager for Lothbury Property Trust, a UK diversified open-ended real estate trust, and for commercial real estate consultants CBRE Investors and Insignia Richard Ellis in asset management roles.

Samantha is a graduate of the University of Reading, UK, with an Honours BSc degree in Land Management. She is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and prior to her departure from the European market she was a database and research committee member of INREV, the European association for investors in non-listed real estate funds. Samantha was also a research committee member of ANREV (The Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles) and a member of the advisory committee for the IPD Australian Pooled Property Fund Index whilst based in Sydney.