Paddy Sinha, formerly managing partner of Tata Opportunities Fund, has become executive director and CIO for private equity at India’s National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIFL).
David Swensen, head of the Yale University endowment who pioneered a new approach to institutional investment management, has died aged 67 following a long battle with cancer.
The Blackstone Group has moved Amit Dixit and Ed Huang into leadership positions in its Asia private equity business as part of a round of promotions within the division globally.
Global outsourced investment office (OCIO) Partners Capital has appointed Emmanuel Pitsilis, formerly a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, as managing director and co-head of Asia Pacific.
Justin Ryan, a managing partner at Quadrant Private Equity and latterly head of the Australian firm’s growth strategy, is stepping back from day-to-day investment activity.
US and Singapore-headquartered VC investor B Capital Group has established a China presence and closed a late-stage follow-on fund of $415 million for existing portfolio companies.
Redpoint China Ventures has promoted Kyle Liu, who focuses on early-stage enterprise services and cutting-edge technology investments, to partner level.
Alex Yang, formerly a senior managing director at The Blackstone Group, has been recruited by Brookfield Asset Management to lead its private equity business in China.
Yutong Zhang has become the first woman to join the team of managing directors that leads Chinse VC firm GSR Ventures.
Shaw Kwei & Partners has recruited Paul DeMand, who brings three decades of operational experience in the automotive, electronics, and precision machining industries, as a managing director.
EV Growth, a joint venture between Singapore’s East Ventures, Indonesia’s SMDV and Japan’s YJ Capital, is dissolving its co-GP structure, with East Ventures taking over as the sole manager.
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) has appointed Sungjun Song as head of its private equity division.
Affinity Equity Partners has recruited Sam Sun, previously a partner at Sequoia Capital, as a managing director based in Beijing.
Asia and Africa-focused impact investor LeapFrog Investments has recruited Biju Mohandas as a partner and global co-lead for healthcare.
The COO role is gradually becoming more prevalent in Asian private equity, but GPs struggle to find the right combination of financial skills and business acumen. The optimal candidate is often internal
Terence Lee, a managing director at KKR who leads technology, media and telecom (TMT) and growth equity investments in Southeast Asia, has left the firm.
Ridha Wirakusumah, whose previous roles include serving as a director for Southeast Asia at KKR, has been chosen to lead Indonesia's new sovereign wealth fund.
Cathay Capital has announced a spate of global personnel appointments in private equity and venture capital, including the naming of Arthur Yeung as executive president.
Ho Ching, CEO of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings will step down from the government-controlled investment fund effective October 1. She will retire her board seat on the same date.
Chinese venture capital firm Yunqi Partners has promoted Yu Chen - who specializes in big data, cloud computing, autonomous driving, and robotics investments - to partner.
Consumer-focused private equity firm L Catterton has recruited Yock Siong “Song” Tee and Anjana Sasidharan to leadership positions in Southeast Asia and India, respectively.
EQT has seen more turnover in its senior Asia team with the departure of partner Tak Wai Chung. The move comes as the firm looks to expand and reposition its business in the region.
UK development finance institution CDC Group has engaged two venture capital industry veterans as part of a VC program expansion in Africa and South Asia.
Allen & Overy has recruited James Ford from O’Melveny & Myers as a partner in its Asia Pacific funds and asset management group. He continues to be based in Hong Kong.