Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) has promoted Jo Taylor to senior international managing director. He will also serve as interim head of Asia Pacific as Nicole Musicco, the current head, returns to Toronto to lead OTPP's public equities unit.
IFM Investors, an investment manager owned by 29 Australian superannuation funds, has opened an office in Hong Kong and been granted a license by the Securities & Futures Commission.
Actis has opened an office in Hong Kong that will primarily be used for investor relations and client services activities in Asia, including Australia and New Zealand. The firm already has bases in Beijing and Mumbai.
Singapore’s GIC Private has promoted Chow-Kiat Lim, currently its group chief investment officer, to the post of CEO, replacing Siong-Guan Lim, who will retire.
ShoreVest Capital Partners is bidding on its first Chinese non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios since the core team members departed Shoreline Capital.
Shaw Kwei & Partners has appointed Peter Ko as managing director in the firm’s Hong Kong office and David Hudson as senior advisor in New York.
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) CEO Joe Stevens and Bert Kwan, who was responsible for investment activity in Southeast Asia, have both left the firm. This leaves Nainesh Jaisingh in sole charge of the bank’s PE unit.
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), a sovereign wealth fund of the government of Abu Dhabi, has announced plans to open an office in Hong Kong.
Vincent Ip, a Hong Kong-based partner with Ropes & Gray’s private investment funds group, has been promoted to partner.
Kuo-Chan Kung, partner and head of Greater China at MBK Partners – and a member of the original team that spun out from The Carlyle Group in 2005 – is leaving the firm.
The chairman of Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), Brian Wilson, has delayed taking up an advisory role with The Carlyle Group until his term with the regulator ends.
The Rohatyn Group (TRG), a global emerging markets asset management firm, has opened an office in South Korea.
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KKR has recruited Paul Yang, president and CEO of Taiwan-headquartered China Development Financial Corporation (CDF), to become head of Greater China. He will continue the firm’s efforts to broaden its business locally and participate up and down the...
Michael Weiss, formerly a partner and managing director at Chinese cross-border PE firm Sailing Capital, has joined Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group as vice president in the investment department.
Eugene Suh, formerly CIO at Unitas Capital, has joined CVC Capital Partners as partner and Asia chief operating officer.
Sebastiaan van den Berg, previously a managing director at HarbourVest Partners, has become CIO and head of principal investments at Hong Kong-based Sun Hung Kai & Co.
The Riverside Company has promoted Nicholas Speer, a principal in its Melbourne office, to partner.
Brett Krause, former president of J.P. Morgan Chase China, has joined PurpleSky Capital as managing partner with a view to helping the local early-stage VC firm launch a debut US dollar-denominated fund.
The Carlyle Group has appointed Brian Wilson, currently chairman of Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), as a senior advisor to its Asia buyout team.
Unigestion has appointed Edouard Merette, formerly a managing director at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), as non-executive chairman of its Asia board.
David Liu, co-head of Asia private equity and head of China at KKR, and Julian Wolhardt, the regional leader of China, will leave the firm at the end of this year to raise a China-focused fund.
Ashish Shastry, managing partner at Indonesia-focused Northstar Group, has agreed to join KKR. He will start work later in the year as head of Southeast Asia, succeeding Ming Lu, who was promoted to co-head of Asia private equity in 2015, according to...
TPG Capital has appointed Sanghoon Lee, formerly a managing director with Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA), as a partner to lead the firm’s investments in South Korea.