Tom Zhang, former engineering partner at Google Ventures, has joined Sinovation Ventures, a Chinese VC firm co-founded by former head of Google China Kai-Fu Lee, as chief data scientist.
New York-based investment firm Blackstone Group LP has announced that Yan Yan, former president of Chinese office real-estate developer Soho China, has joined as a managing director in its real estate team in Asia.
Chinese investment banking firm CEC Capital Group has announced the promotion of John Song, Gang Li and Zack Zhang to partner, as the firm aims to broaden and deepen its coverage to a new class of rising Chinese enterprises.
Eugene Suh, formerly chief investment officer at Unitas Capital, has joined CVC Capital Partners as partner and Asia chief operating officer based in Hong Kong.
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has appointed Alain Carrier (pictured) as senior managing director and head of international. Suyi Kim has been named managing director, head of Asia and will report to Carrier.
General Atlantic has appointed former Carlyle Group managing director Eric Zhang as head of China to lead the firm’s investments in growth companies across China, says a company announcement.
Former French Finance Ministry official Bruno Bézard will join Sino-Europe private equity firm Cathay Capital Private Equity as managing partner in early July, the investment firm announced today.
As details of S.F. Express’ back-door A-share listing were revealed by a disclosure filing yesterday, the identity of the most mysterious shareholder of China’s largest express delivery firm also surfaced.
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Bravia Capital, a transportation and infrastructure investment firm with offices in Hong Kong and Mumbai, says it has appointed Helen Wong as chief operating officer, the company says in a statement.
The financial industry has a notorious gender gap with a dismal amount of female participation. Women manage less than 2% of mutual fund assets, according to a recent Morningstar report. Nearly two-thirds of the top 71 Silicon Valley venture capital funds have no senior female investment professionals, says another report.
Fund-of-funds manager Hamilton Lane has promoted Tomoko Kitao in Tokyo, Xia Mingchen and Josh Jacob in Hong Kong to managing directors, according to a company announcement.
Piau-Voon Wang, an ex-partner and formerly head of Asian investments at Adams Street Partners, has been appointed as co-chief investment officer at the international operations of Chinese wealth and asset manager Noah Holdings Ltd., according to a company announcement.
David Li, former head of China at Warburg Pincus LLC, has joined mobile app-based chauffeured car service firm Ucar Group as vice chairman while the company plans an initial public offering this year.
Hong Kong-based financial comparison site CompareAsiaGroup, backed by Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, has appointed former KKR Capstone Asia Leadership member Sam Allen as chief executive officer.
HSBC Private Bank has appointed Fan Cheuk Wan as managing director and head of investment strategy for Asia responsible for developing regional investment strategies and themes across all asset classes, says a company announcement.
AXA Investment Managers has appointed Pierre-Emmanuel Juillard as managing director of a new investment team focused on liquid absolute return strategies, the company says in an announcement.
Blackstone Group LP has made several promotions in its Asia Pacific leadership to enhance management capabilities across the region, the US$330 billion-under-management private equity giant says in an announcement.
Li Yinan, a former GSR Ventures partner focused on the telecommunications and Internet sectors, has been accused of insider trading during his time at the venture capital firm from 2011 to 2015.
China International Capital Corp Ltd. (CICC) says today that it has appointed Song Guoqing, professor of economics at the Peking University National School of Development, as a senior macroeconomic consultant.
KKR says that its chief operating officer in Asia Scott Bookmyer will take direct responsibility for KKR Australia, effective July 1, 2016, and will relocate to Sydney from Hong Kong.
Venture-backed Chinese drone giant DJI has hired former head of public policy at Uber to become its head of North America public policy, according to Re/code.
Wang Sing, a former partner at global private equity giant TPG, has been appointed as an executive director and chief executive officer of Hong Kong-listed China Minsheng Financial Holdings Corporation Ltd., effective today, according to a disclosure document. China Minsheng Financial, formerly know as China Seven Star Holdings Ltd., says Liu Tianlin will step down from the position of CEO. At the same time, Wang Sing will replace Feng Xiaoying as the authorized representative of the company. China Minsheng Financial …
Chinese venture capital firm Qiming Venture Partners announced the promotion of Peter Yin Ming, Stella Zhuo Lingfei, Shiyu Wang, Jay Yin Jie to principal, according to a company announcement.
Stamford, Connecticut-headquartered Point72 Asset Management, a family office managing the assets of U.S. hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors’ founder Steven A. Cohen (pictured), has named Marc Desmidt as chief executive officer for its Asia Pacific region, according to a company announcement.
Adams Street Partners has appointed Ben Hart as partner and head of business development in Asia, effective January 19th, according to a company announcement.
Schwarzman Scholars, a Master’s degree program founded by Blackstone Group’s founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, has enrolled its inaugural class with 111 Schwarzman Scholars, says an announcement.
Asian private equity firm Unitas Capital has canceled fundraising plans for a fourth fund. Its China team, led by Jim Tsao, will join London-headquartered private equity firm Permira, according to media reports.
TPG has named former chief executive officer of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Jin-Yong Cai, as a partner at the firm in a newly created role helping expand the global private equity giant’s investment strategy in emerging and frontier markets, according to an announcement.
State Street Global Advisors, the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, has appointed June Wong as senior managing director and head of its Asia ex-Japan business based in Hong Kong, according to a company announcement.
Guo Guangchang, chairman of Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group, has reportedly been taken away by police for potential investigation on accused corruption and stock manipulation, according to Chinese media reports.