Private equity firm Hamilton Lane adds senior execs in Hong Kong office

January 21
9:29 AM 2014

Hamilton Lane has appointed two senior professionals to be based in Hong Kong and bolster its presence in the Asia Pacific region. The global private equity asset management company has appointed Mingchen Xia to serve as its Principal on the Fund Investment Team and Yen Li Chew to be the Vice President in the Business Development Group.

Hamilton Lane was established in 1991 and has over $170 billion of total assets under management and supervision. It offers investment products and services that allow clients to invest in the private equity asset class on a worldwide and customized basis.

Hamilton Lade CIO Erik Hirsch said in a statement, "We are delighted to welcome Mingchen and Yen Li to the Hamilton Lane team. Both bring years of experience in the Asian private equity markets and their deeply developed regional networks and market perspectives will add great depth to our existing presence in the region."

Mingchen has worked in Tokio Marine Asset Management, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities and Mizuho Securities-all leading financial firms in Japan-and brings years of investment management, research and analysis to the role, the statement said.

Before joining Hamilton Lane, Mingchen served as a Senior Fund Manager at Tokio Marine Asset Management. In that role, he was responsible for global private equity fund investment. A native Chinese and fluent in Japanese, he got his MBA in Finance from Hitotsubashi University.

Yen Li, meanwhile, joins the Hamilton Lane team from Oaktree Capital where she served as Vice President for Marketing and Client Relations. Her work experience includes firms like Morgan Stanley Asia, Pacific World Asset Management and KPMG.

In the statement, the firm's Hong Kong-based Managing Director and Head of International Juan Delgado-Moreira said, "We had a great year in Asia in 2013, continuing to grow and further strengthen our market position. We are excited about the expansion of our team and are looking forward to a successful year of the Horse for our clients and partners."

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