Geneva-based alternative assets placement agent MCAM Group has appointed James Han as Managing Director for Asia, based in the firm’s new Hong Kong office.
Prior to joining MCAM, Han was Group Head of Private Placement Services at KTB Investment & Securities, one of South Korea’s largest independent investment banking and brokerage firms. Before that, he was a founding partner at Straight Wharf Capital Management, an Asian equity long/short hedge fund seeded by Julian Robertson’s Tiger Fund Management. Han’s career spans over twenty years and has included working for two leading US-based hedge funds including Balyasny Asset Management and Tiedemann Global Emerging Markets. He started his career with Jardine Fleming Securities, later acquired by JPMorgan.
Lars Bjoergerd, Managing Director, MCAM Group, says: “James’ appointment and the opening of our Hong Kong office further underlines our on-going commitment to expand the firm’s global distribution capabilities. Asia-Pacific has enormous untapped potential for alternative investment managers raising capital as many of the largest institutional investors such as the public and private pension funds and insurance companies in the region continue to recognise the importance of allocating to private equity, hedge funds and other alternative asset classes, and we are confident that having a local presence will significantly benefit both our clients and the investors maintain relationships with.”