Zug-Baar, 3 April 2008
Partners Group establishes local presence in Australia
Partners Group, the Switzerland-based alternative asset manager, has expanded its Asian presence with the opening of an office in Sydney. This additional local representation further supports Partners Group’s investment activities and growing number of client relationships in the region.
Martin Scott, who in the past built a strong Australian presence for Zurich Financial Services, has joined Partners Group in the Sydney office. He will be joined by Mike Siebert, who has helped expand Partners Group’s Asian presence out of the Singapore office since 2004. Martin Scott and Mike Siebert will be responsible for the business development activities, investment origination and client relationships in the region.
Philipp Gysler, head Asia, comments, “The new Sydney office with the ensuing proximity to the market strengthens our investment activities in the region. It is envisaged that this local presence will for instance allow the sourcing of an increased number of attractive secondary and direct opportunities, such as the co-investment completed with Ironbridge Capital in Super A-Mart, a leading furniture retailer in Queensland and New South Wales.”
Christoph Rubeli, head markets Asia, adds, “The establishment of a local Australian presence reflects the significant growth of this region as well as the increased interest in the alternative assets classes we observe among investors. The access to this market will ensure we are well-positioned to collaborate with the rapidly developing client segment of superannuation funds as well as support our activities with strategic distribution partners, such as our cooperation with JANA Investment Advisers.”
The Sydney office can be contacted as follows:
Level 34, AMP Center
50 Bridge Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone + 61 2 8216 0885
Fax + 61 2 8216 0883