Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Joel H. Moser is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aquamarine Investment Partners, an investment fund focused on the energy and infrastructure asset classes. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founding and executive committee member of the Advisory Board of the Columbia University Global Energy Policy Center.
Moser has served as a member of the Global Future Council on Infrastructure of the World Economic Forum, on the Council on Foreign Relations’ study group on transatlantic relations and as a member of the Brookings Institution Governance Studies’ working group on inbound US foreign direct investment by sovereign wealth funds. Moser served as a Member of the Expert Committee for the World Bank Group’s 2018 Procuring Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships Report and is serving as a Member of the Expert Committee for the World Bank Group’s Benchmarking Infrastructure 2020 study.
Moser’s multi-decade experience spans the field, including multiple aspects of the energy industry and infrastructure development. Prior to establishing Aquamarine, Moser practiced law at global law firms serving as a Senior Partner and Founding Co-Chair of a Global Infrastructure Group and founder of an International Energy and Infrastructure Practice. He was recognized as a leading individual lawyer in Projects by Chambers and was the recipient of the Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing for his work on investment in unconventional energy resources.
Moser served as lead issues briefer for H. Carl McCall’s 1993 election as New York Comptroller and then as counsel and advisor to the transition team. Following the tragedies of 9/11, he was appointed as pro bono infrastructure counsel to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the umbrella agency charged with rebuilding at the Ground Zero site. He served as lead counsel to the NY Mets Major League Baseball team in the development and financing of their new US $1.5 billion stadium which won the “Deal of the Year” award from The Bond Buyer.
As an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs Moser teaches a course on international infrastructure investment and development. He has also led master’s projects in the infrastructure field including study groups focused on China’s “Belt and Road” infrastructure investment initiative.
Moser was the Founding Editor of Global Infrastructure and is a frequent contributor to the public discussion of energy and infrastructure investment issues. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Columbia FDI Perspectives, Brookings Institution Governance Studies, and Columbia Political Review, among others. He is a regular columnist for Forbes on investment in energy and infrastructure.
Moser is a founding member of the Advisory Board of BellAziz Master Holdings Limited and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Museum of the East End (Bridgehampton, New York). He was a founding member of the Americas Council of the International Project Finance Association and has served as a trustee of Bank Street College, the Citizens Budget Commission, Red Cross of Greater New York, NYSCI (New York Hall of Science), and the Alliance for Downtown New York. Moser served for over a decade as a member of the Advisory Council of the New York State and Local Retirement System.