People Digest: GIC, General Atlantic hire ex-Vision Fund execs

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Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC has appointed Arif Lakhani as a vice-president in its San Francisco office while General Atlantic has appointed Vinay Trivedi as V-P.

GIC appoints Arif Lakhani as V-P 

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC has appointed Arif Lakhani as a vice-president, per his LinkedIn page. Lakhani will be based in San Francisco.

Before joining GIC, he was Investment Director at SoftBank Investment Advisers from 2018-2019. Lakhani has also served stints at private equity firm Silver Lake.

GIC, established in 1981, operates as a global investment company with over $100 billion in AUM. The company, which manages Singapore’s foreign reserves, makes investments in a wide range of asset classes including real estate, private equity, equities and fixed income in over 40 countries.

Singapore-based GIC employs over 1,500 people across 10 offices in key financial cities worldwide.

General Atlantic names V-P

Global growth equity firm General Atlantic has appointed Vinay Trivedi as Vice-President to focus on investments in the technology sector, according to an announcement.

Prior to joining General Atlantic, he served stints at The Blackstone Group on the private equity investment team and at SoftBank Investment Advisers on the Vision Fund investment team.

He was also a product manager at Citymapper, an urban mobility startup backed by Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures.

 

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.