Baar-Zug, Switzerland, 23 August 2017
Partners Group appoints Head of Japan office
Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, has appointed Shunsuke Tanahashi as Head of its Japanese business. Shunsuke Tanahashi joined Partners Group in April 2017 as a Senior Vice President in its Tokyo office.
Shunsuke Tanahashi brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his role as Japan Head. Prior to joining Partners Group, he was CEO at Ark Totan Alternative, and also worked for Ant Capital, Goldman Sachs Asset Management Tokyo, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Bank, and the Research Institute for Pensions and Policies on Aging (RIPPA). He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree from Tokyo University.
Shunsuke Tanahashi comments: "I am very excited to take on this new challenge, which comes at a momentous time in the Japanese market. Institutional investors in Japan are increasingly turning to private markets asset classes such as private equity and private infrastructure as an attractive source of returns in a low-growth environment. It is my belief that many of them will choose to work with a global investment manager capable of providing a comprehensive private markets solution and with industry-leading ESG credentials."
Kevin Lu, Chairman of Asia, states: "With his substantial experience and an in-depth understanding of private markets, we believe Shunsuke Tanahashi is ideally positioned to lead our efforts in Japan. I look forward to working together with him in the future to build out our relationships with institutional investors and distribution partners in this important market."