Kate Baker

Kate is currently Head of Product globally for the Alternatives business of HSBC Asset Management. Based in London, she is responsible for the team which develops, launches and maintains investment products across renewables, venture capital, infrastructure debt, private credit, real estate, private equite and hedge fund of funds asset classes. Prior to taking over the Head of Product role, Kate worked as Real Assets Governance Lead, providing business management and governance support to the global real estate, infrastructure equity and renewables business. She originally joined HSBC Alternatives in 2019 as Senior Legal Counsel, supporting the UK-based Alternatives team.

Kate has over a decade’s experience supporting Alternative asset managers. She started her career in the investment funds team at Herbert Smith Freehills, primarily focusing on listed funds as well as private equity firms. From 2014 to 2019, Kate worked as Legal Counsel for the Alternatives team at DWS (formerly Deutsche Asset Management), helping them structure and run real estate, infrastructure and sustainable products, as well as advising the AIFM boards on legal risk.

Kate has a seven year old son, and two horses, and so spends a lot of her time outside of work covered in either stickers or mud.