London — May 19, 2009 — Pantheon, the global private equity fund of funds investor, has expanded its Asian team with the recruitment of Brian Lim as a Principal to its Hong Kong office. This brings the Asia-based investment team to eight professionals.
Brian Lim joins Pantheon from the UK government-backed investor, CDC Group, where he had been Portfolio Director for the pan-Asia region since 2005. Before joining CDC, he spent six years with Watson Wyatt, advising institutional investors on strategies and private equity allocations.
Pantheon manages over $23 billion globally and was the first private equity fund of funds investor to establish a local presence in Asia, opening its Hong Kong office 17 years ago.
Commenting on Brian’s appointment, Chris Meads, Partner at Pantheon’s Hong Kong office, said: “We are delighted to welcome Brian to the team. His experience, spanning both LP and GP investment strategies as well as a strong focus on emerging Asian markets, is distinctive. As we come out of this current economic downturn, we expect Asia to attract increasing interest. Pantheon as a market leader is strongly positioned to provide investors with access to this market.”
Pantheon Ventures Ltd.
Pantheon has been active in private equity since 1982 and is one of the world’s leading private equity fund-of-funds and secondaries managers, with over $23.0 billion under management (as of 31 December 2008), a global team of 143 including 67 investment professionals, and offices in London, San Francisco, New York and Hong Kong. It develops and implements private equity investment strategies for over 300 global institutional investors; it manages regional funds-of-funds in the US, Europe and Asia, customised separate account programmes and global secondary funds. Pantheon is part of Russell Investments. For more information, go towww.pantheonventures.com..
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