Baar-Zug, Switzerland, 6 July 2016
Partners Group to open office in Manila
Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, plans to expand its Asian presence with the opening of an office in the Philippines in September 2016. The office, which will be located in Manila's Bonifacio Global City business district, will act as a services hub for Partners Group affiliates, supporting the continued growth of the firm globally. Recruitment has already begun for a diverse range of roles.
Christoph Rubeli, Co-CEO, Partners Group, comments: "Partners Group's continued growth in investment activity and assets under management is creating a parallel growth in demand for our internal services teams, which is why we are opening a services hub. We considered several locations before deciding on the Philippines as the most suitable place. Manila has developed into a thriving global business hub in recent years and we felt this dynamism offered a great cultural fit for Partners Group and the opportunity to deepen our networks within Asia across all business lines."
Grace del Rosario-Castaño, a Member of Partners Group's Board of Directors, adds: "One of Partners Group's key strengths as a private markets investment manager is the full suite of market-leading client services that we offer to our investors. Our new team in Manila will play a vital role in upholding our high standards of client service and continuing to innovate in the way we deliver information internally and to clients. With our new office opening, we are proud to offer a fantastic career opportunity to talented people interested in a future within the financial services sector."
Partners Group opened its first Asian office in Singapore in 2004, followed by Tokyo in 2007 and Sydney and Seoul in 2008. Today, the firm also has offices in Shanghai and Mumbai and employs over 250 people in the Asia-Pacific region across all of its business lines. In 2015, Partners Group made nine direct investments in Asia on behalf of its clients, including investments in Aiyingshi, a leading Chinese retailer of maternity and baby products, and Ararat Wind Farm near Melbourne, Australia. In June 2016, Partners Group participated in the joint acquisition of a majority stake in Au Housing Finance, a provider of housing loans in India's affordable housing segment, on behalf of its clients.