Bill Ferris, co-chairman and co-founding partner of CHAMP Private Equity, has been appointed chairman of Innovation Australia, an independent, government-established body with a mandate that includes supporting start-ups and venture capital.
Venture | 19 Nov 2015 |
Hamilton Lane has opened an office in Seoul, the firm's 12th globally. It will be headed by Sung-ji An, who is relocating from Hong Kong.
People | 18 Nov 2015 |
Morrison & Foerster has hired Jason Nelms as a Hong Kong-based partner in its global fund formation practice. He joins from Proskauer in New York.
People | 17 Nov 2015 |
HarbourVest Partners has promoted two Asia-based professionals – Minjun Chung and Kanji Takenaka, who focus on South Korea and Japan, respectively – to principal.
People | 13 Nov 2015 |
Private placement agent and advisory firm First Avenue has opened an office in Hong Kong. It will be led by Michael Henningsen, previously a managing director at Park Hill Group.
Fundraising | 11 Nov 2015 |
Tanya Carmichael, director of global funds and private capital for the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP), has been appointed to chair the board of directors for the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA).
North America | 09 Nov 2015 |
South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) is recruiting a new chairman and CIO after the two incumbents stepped down due to tensions over strategy.
LPs | 09 Nov 2015 |
Piau-Voon Wang, a partner at Adams Street Partners who opened the firm’s Singapore office in 2006, is stepping back and transitioning to an advisory role.
People | 05 Nov 2015 |
Middle market Asian PE firm Shaw Kwei & Partners has hired Brian Lau as an executive director based in its Hong Kong office.
People | 04 Nov 2015 |
The Asian private equity talent pool is deepening but GPs must ensure their compensation schemes are well balanced in order to retain mid-level staff, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum.
GPs | 04 Nov 2015 |
The Carlyle Group has promoted Sunil Kaul to head of its Southeast Asia buyout operations following the sacking of Indonesia-focused Rajiv Louis, who was sanctioned for insider-trading activities while working at UBS.
People | 16 Oct 2015 |
India’s ASK Group has appointed Evan Gallagher, formerly head of IDFC Alternatives, as CEO of Singapore-based ASK Capital Management.
People | 15 Oct 2015 |
Vertex Ventures, a VC firm controlled by Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, has appointed Ben Mathias as managing director and head of India. He joins from New Enterprise Associates.
Venture | 12 Oct 2015 |
CDIB Capital, the PE arm of Taiwan’s China Development Financial (CDF), has appointed Steven Wu as managing director.
Greater China | 05 Oct 2015 |
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