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Asia Alternatives is a solution platform dedicated to helping institutional investors make investments in private equity across Asia. Read more

Our Philosophy

Asia Alternatives is a solution platform dedicated to helping institutional investors make investments in private equity across Asia. Read more

Our Team

Every Asia Alternatives team member is indisputably committed to consistent, exceptional investment performance and best-in-class investor service. Read more

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About Asia Alternatives Management LLC

Asia Alternatives, founded in 2005, is a solution platform dedicated to helping institutional investors make investments in private equity across Asia. The Firm currently manages over $11 billion across Asia Alternatives Capital Partners, LP (“AACP I”) ($515 million), AACP II ($950 million), AACP III ($908 million), Asia Alternatives Capital Partners IV, LP, along with its sleeve fund focused on investments outside of Japan, AACP IV Ex-Japan Investors, LP ($1 billion) and Asia Alternatives Capital Partners V, LP along with its parallel fund, Asia Alternatives Capital Partners V (ERISA), LP ($1.515 billion), Asia-focused private equity Funds-of-Funds (FoF), plus other related fund vehicles.

Asia Alternatives invests with top performing private equity fund managers across Asia, primarily in Greater China (Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong), Japan, Korea, South East Asia, India and Australia, and is diversified across buyout, growth and expansion, venture capital and special situations funds. The Firm currently has over 50 professionals and offices across Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and San Francisco.

Company History

2018

  • On September 10, 2018, Asia Alternatives Management LLC (“Asia Alternatives”) and Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN], a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments (“Franklin Templeton”) entered into a new joint venture. The firms are partnering to launch Franklin Templeton Private Equity, LLC (“FTPE”), a new entity being formed to provide investors with bespoke global private equity fund-of-funds solutions.

2017

  • In August 2017, Asia Alternatives reached agreement with its Founding Investors to buy back their shares in Asia Alternatives Management LLC. Asia Alternatives is 100% owned by the partners of the Firm.
  • On September 13, 2017, Asia Alternatives announced the final close of over US$1.8 billion in new commitments across Asia Alternatives Capital Partners V, LP and several fund vehicles (the “Funds”). The largest of the Funds is Asia Alternatives Capital Partners V, LP which, along with its parallel fund, Asia Alternatives Capital Partners V (ERISA), LP (together “AACP V”), closed on US$1.515 billion of committed capital, exceeding their combined target of US$1.3 billion.

2015

  • In April 2015, Asia Alternatives announced the final close of over US$1.8 billion in new commitments across Asia Alternatives Capital Partners IV, LP (“AACP IV”) and its related fund vehicles (“Fund IV”). The largest of the Funds is Asia Alternatives Capital Partners IV, LP, which, along with AACP IV Ex-Japan Investors, LP, closed on US$1 billion of committed capital, above their combined target of US$750 million.

2012

  • On August 8, Asia Alternatives announced the final close of over $1.5 billion in new commitments across several fund vehicles (the “Funds”). The largest of the Funds is Asia Alternatives Capital Partners III, LP (“AACP III”) at $908 million of committed capital.

2011

  • Asia Alternatives is the world’s first and only Limited Partner to receive a Qualified Foreign Limited Partner (“QFLP”) license under the Pilot Program of Foreign Invested Private Equity Investment Enterprises from the Shanghai government
  • Asia Alternatives opens their second office in Mainland China in Shanghai

2009

  • Asia Alternatives Beijing office receives WFOE license – 鲲行投资咨询(北京)有限公司

2008

  • Asia Alternatives raises $950 million for their second fund, Asia Alternatives Capital Partners II, LP

2007

  • Asia Alternatives raises the largest Asia-dedicated fund-of-funds and their inaugural fund, Asia Alternatives Capital Partners, LP, at $515 million

2006

  • Asia Alternatives opened offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and San Francisco
  • Asia Alternatives is the first Asia private equity fund-of-funds to open an office in Mainland China

2005

  • Asia Alternatives is Co-Founded by Melissa Ma, Laure Wang and Rebecca Xu

Asia Alternatives’ Investment Philosophy

Asia Alternatives is a solution platform dedicated to helping institutional investors make investments in private equity across Asia. We focus on two principles to create value for LPs. First, risk-adjusted returns to produce alpha generating portfolios. Second, partnership with our LPs to provide each investor with Asia private equity education and access to managers and co-investment opportunities.

Asia Alternatives diversifies its investment program by targeting private equity fund managers in Greater China (Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong), Japan, Korea, South East Asia, Australia and India. By sub-asset class, the Firm intends to seek opportunities across buyout, growth and expansion, venture capital and special situation strategies.

A core part of Asia Alternatives’ business model is a commitment to have an open, transparent working partnership with the Fund’s Limited Partners (“LPs”) to build their Asia private equity programs. The Firm has an established LP Partnership Program that has been operating since inception with four key components: (i) education for LPs on Asia and Asian private equity markets, including Asia Alternatives’ own in-house market research; (ii) access to fund managers (“GPs”) in Asia Alternatives’ investment portfolio through transparent reporting and facilitating meetings between GPs and LPs; (iii) providing opportunities to co-invest alongside of Asia Alternatives’ funds where appropriate; and (iv) best-practice reporting and dedicated, on-call client service support.

Asia Alternatives’ Competitive Edge

Asia Alternatives’ experienced, local, Asian on-the-ground advantage is comprised of our differentiated investment strategy and our LP Partnership Program

In our 15th year of operation

Largest local Asian team dedicated just to fund investments

One of the first Asia-only Fund-of-Funds

Extensive local-office coverage: Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai

Stable Partner and Investment team

Investment Strategy

    • Rigorous risk-adjusted return approach
    • Leading China presence and track record (1st Fund-of-Funds ever to open an office in Mainland China)
    • QFLP license—first and only LP to date that can invest in RMB
    • Track record of identifying and accessing top local managers
    • Investment leadership through active monitoring and engagement with our GPs
    • Value-add beyond traditional primary commitments
    • Sponsor and anchor new funds
    • Direct co-investments
    • Secondaries

LP Partnership Program

Open, transparent working partnership with our LPs to act as their “eyes and ears” on the ground in Asia

  • Education
  • Dedicated LP programs in Asia
  • Detailed quarterly calls with specialized LP reporting
  • In-house market research presented every quarter
  • Access to GPs
  • GP Programs each year in Asia
  • Co-Investment Program
  • Best practice, transparent reporting
  • “On call” client service support

Environmental, Social and Governance Matters

Asia Alternatives believes that responsible corporate behavior with respect to environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors can generally have a positive influence on long-term financial performance, recognizing that the relative importance of ESG factors varies across industries, geographies and time. In analyzing risks inherent in its portfolio investments, Asia Alternatives looks to identify, monitor and mitigate ESG issues that are, or could become, material to long-term financial performance. Potential ESG risks and opportunities are appropriately considered as part of Asia Alternatives’ overall investment process, including inquiries relating to the status of ESG policies at portfolio funds and reporting processes related to the same.

In May 2019, Asia Alternatives became a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment.  As a signatory, Asia Alternatives has committed to six principles:

  1. Incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes
  2. Be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices
  3. Seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest
  4. Promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry
  5. Work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles
  6. Report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles

Asia Alternatives Team

Every Asia Alternatives team member is indisputably committed to consistent, exceptional investment performance and best-in-class investor service. The Asia Alternatives team includes members who collectively speak six different Asian languages and consists of native Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Indian professionals. Our team is currently comprised of over 50 people.

Melissa J. Ma

Melissa J. Ma
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Rebecca Xu

Rebecca Xu
Co-Founder and Managing Director

William D. LaFayette

William D. LaFayette
Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer

Akihiko Yasuda

Akihiko Yasuda
Managing Director, Head of Hong Kong Office

Dan Dashiell

Dan Dashiell
Managing Director & General Counsel

Praneet Garg

Praneet Garg
Managing Director

Valerie Leung

Valerie Leung
Managing Director, Investor Relations

Sung Park

Sung Park
Director

Ivy Ren

Ivy Ren
Principal

Mai Takeuchi

Mai Takeuchi
Principal

Steve Oh

Steve Oh
Principal

Yifei Qian

Yifei Qian
Principal

Rahul Surana

Rahul Surana
Investment Associate

George Chen

George Chen
Investment Analyst

Zenith Hai

Zenith Hai
Investment Analyst

Don Lee

Don Lee
Investment Analyst

Miya Yamazaki

Miya Yamazaki
Investment Analyst

Laure Wang

Laure Wang
Co-Founder

Offices

Asia Alternatives Advisor Hong Kong Limited

Room 2102, 21/F Nexxus Building
41 Connaught Road, Central
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2588 7500
Fax: +852 2588 7300
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Asia Alternatives Advisor Beijing Company Limited

Suite 2005, 20/F, North Tower
Beijing Kerry Centre
1 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100020
P.R. China

Tel: +86 10 8529 9828
Fax: +86 10 8529 7090
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Asia Alternatives Advisor Shanghai Company Limited

HKRI Taikoo Hui Center I
288 Shimen Yi Road, Jing’an District
Shanghai 200041
P.R. China

Tel: +852 2588 7500
Fax: +852 2588 7300
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Asia Alternatives Management LLC

One Embarcadero Center
16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Tel: 415 723 8100
Fax: 415 399 1713
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Investor Contact:

Valerie Leung
Managing Director
Investor Relations and Fund Monitoring
Office: +1 415 723 8115
info@asiaalt.com