HONG KONG, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamilton Lane, a leading global private equity asset management firm, today announced the appointments of Mingchen Xia as Principal on the Fund Investment Team and Yen Li Chew as Vice President in the Business Development Group. The new hires will be based in Hong Kong and will further strengthen the firm's presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
"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," said Erik Hirsch, Hamilton Lane CIO.
Mingchen brings to the firm extensive experience in investment management, as well as research and analysis, honed over years of working in leading financial institutions in Japan, including Tokio Marine Asset Management, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities and Mizuho Securities.
Prior to joining the Hamilton Lane team, Mingchen was most recently a Senior Fund Manager at Tokio Marine Asset Management, where he was responsible for private equity fund investment globally. Mingchen holds a Bachelor degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and an MBA in Finance from Hitotsubashi University. He is native Chinese and speaks fluent Japanese.
Yen Li has assumed the role of Vice President in the Business Development Group. She joins the firm from Oaktree Capital, where she was Vice President, Marketing and Client Relations. Previously, she worked for Morgan Stanley Asia, Pacific World Asset Management and KPMG. Yen Li received a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She is a native of Singapore and is fluent in Mandarin and English.
"We had a great year in Asia in 2013, continuing to grow and further strengthen our market position," said Juan Delgado-Moreira, Hong Kong-based Managing Director and Head of International at Hamilton Lane. "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."
About Hamilton Lane
Hamilton Lane is an independent financial institution that provides discretionary and non-discretionary private equity asset management services to sophisticated investors worldwide. With offices throughout the U.S., London, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo, Hamilton Lane offers a full range of investment products and services that enable clients to participate in the private equity asset class on a global and customized basis. Founded in 1991, Hamilton Lane has more than 200 employees and more than $170 billion in total assets under management and supervision. For more information please visit www.hamiltonlane.com.
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