People Digest: Fullerton hires GM for China unit; GIC names seven new MDs

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Fullerton Fund Management Company has appointed Zhang Jun as General Manager for its China entity while Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC has named seven new managing directors.

Fullerton Fund Management appoints GM for China entity

Asia-based investment specialist Fullerton Fund Management Company has appointed Zhang Jun as a general manager for its China entity, according to an announcement.

In this role, Zhang will be responsible for managing the investment and business development efforts, driving client engagement and overseeing the market operations.

Based in Shanghai, he will be instrumental in leading Fullerton’s business in China and will report to Fullerton Fund Management CEO Jenny Sofian.

Before joining Fullerton, he worked at China International Fund Management (CIFM), a joint venture of JP Morgan Asset Management, for the last nine years as their managing director responsible for sales & marketing.

Previously, he was the deputy general manager of personal finance, sales & marketing at China Construction Bank.

Fullerton was founded in 2003 as a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, adding NTUC Income as a minority shareholder in 2018. The firm manages over S$50 billion in assets under management as of April 2020.

GIC announces seven new MDs

Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC has announced the appointment of seven new managing directors on its Linkedin page.

The seven MDs are Doe Tien Xuan, Girish Karira, Goh Chin Kiong, Kau Yi Kang, Li Yu, Liang Jiajie and Tan Hwee Loo.

“Our MDs are crucial in the strengthening of our leadership bench, and we look forward to our new MDs’ contributions to GIC on a wider scale,” GIC said in its post.

In April, GIC appointed Glenn Hutchins, Chairman of North Island and co-founder of Silver Lake, to its International Advisory Board (IAB).

Earlier, the firm had appointed Jin Yuen Yee as its new chief risk officer and named three chief investment officers to the Group Executive Committee, the fund’s highest management body.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.