People Digest: Manulife Asset hires top exec in HK; CDIB appoints buyout head

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Manulife Asset Management has appointed Myron M. Zhu as Head of Private Market in Hong Kong, while CDIB Capital has appointed  Alex Ying as Head of Buyout Group.

Manulife Asset Management appoints Myron M. Zhu as Head of Private Market in HK

Manulife Investment Management has appointed Myron M. Zhu to Head the firm’s private market business in Hong Kong since August this year.

In his Linkedin profile, Zhu described that his responsibility is primarily enhancing Manulife’s Private Markets franchise in Asia, with a focus on developing and executing third-party strategies, which he claims will distinguish its specialized investment capabilities to address investors’ needs.

Zhu, who has over 20 years of experience in the investment management industry, previously served as the co-head of PE in the Asia Pacific at Aberdeen Standard Investments for almost four years.

Prior to his role at Aberdeen, Zhu had been working at myriad investment banks and firms, including Credit Suisse, Sumitomo Bank Capital Markets, AIG Capital Partners, and JP Morgan Chase.

CDIB Capital names Alex Ying as Head of Buyout Group

Hong Kong-based CDIB Capital announced on Tuesday that it has roped in Alex Ying as its Head of Buyout Group, a newly created position at the company, it said in a statement.

Ying, who is a 20-year veteran of the Carlyle Group and founder of Rivendell Partners, will oversee activities in the mid-market buyout opportunities area in the region, especially in Greater China. He had also worked as part of Carlyle’s U.S. Real Estate Group before joining Carlyle 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.

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.