EMPEA Inaugurates New Asia Headquarters in Singapore

Olivia Weiss
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New York, NY, 14 April 2021: EMPEA, the industry association for private capital investment in Africa, Asia, CEE, Latin America and the Middle East, today announced the launch of its new Singapore-based Asia headquarters.

“Private capital flows across borders will continue to expand in the coming years as investors seek opportunities that are scalable, diversified and global,” said EMPEA CEO and Board Member Cate Ambrose. “Environmental sustainability, technology and innovation will drive investment decisions, and EMPEA’s Asia headquarters will be a hub to act on these themes.”

Asia continues to gain prominence as a global financial center and international destination for private capital investment. The new EMPEA headquarters allows the organization to effectively represent the leading fund and institutional investors based in Southeast Asia, and to build bridges among investors across global markets with Singapore as a key nexus.

“MAS welcomes EMPEA’s establishment of its Asia headquarters in Singapore,” said Mr. Lim Cheng Khai, Executive Director, Financial Markets Development, MAS. “Singapore is at the heart of Asia’s vibrant and growing private markets ecosystem. With its new Singapore office, EMPEA will be able to develop more targeted research and solutions for Asian managers and investors.”

EMPEA’s Singapore office builds on the network of investors established by Senior Advisor Steve Okun since 2017. Steve will remain engaged and is joined by Asia Research Director Ethan Koh, who brings over a decade of industry experience including roles at Partners Group and PEI Media. In his position, Ethan will lead dedicated Southeast Asia research focused on investment data and market trends and collaborate closely with EMPEA’s Asia Council, which will convene in Singapore annually.

This newly established footprint also follows the recent addition of two regionally based Board of Director members and reflects the organization’s growing membership base in Southeast Asia. See below for a highlighted list of EMPEA member firms with a presence in the region:

Affirma Capital L Catterton
Asia Alternatives Management Lakeshore Capital
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank LeapFrog Investments
Baring Private Equity Asia Monk’s Hill Ventures
Brookfield Asset Management Morgan Stanley AIP
Bull Capital Partners Myanmar Strategic Holdings
CDPQ Navis Capital Partners
Capital Dynamics OTPP
Castlelake Openspace Ventures
Cerberus Capital PineBridge Investments
CITIC Capital Quilvest
Encourage Capital Quona Capital
Everstone Capital Asia The Carlyle Group
Fiera Capital (Asia) The Rohatyn Group
General Atlantic True North
Gulf Capital TVM Capital Healthcare Partners
Hamilton Lane Warburg Pincus
KKR 57 Stars