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Best Asset Managers by Korean Investors

Private Equity

Large cap
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HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets investment specialist with over 35 years of experience and more than $74 billion in assets under management, as of September 30, 2020. The Firm’s powerful global platform offers clients investment opportunities through primary fund investments, secondary investments, and direct co-investments in commingled funds or separately managed accounts. HarbourVest has more than 675 employees, including more than 150 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This global team has committed more than $43 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $26 billion in secondary purchases, and invested over $18 billion directly in operating companies. Partnering with HarbourVest, clients have access to customized solutions, longstanding relationships, and actionable insights.

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Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) is a leading private markets investment management firm providing innovative solutions to sophisticated investors around the world. Dedicated exclusively to private markets investing for 29 years, the firm currently employs more than 400 professionals operating in offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Hamilton Lane has approximately $547 billion in assets under management and supervision, composed of approximately $73 billion in discretionary assets and over $474 billion in advisory assets, as of September 30, 2020. Hamilton Lane specializes in building flexible investment programs that provide clients access to the full spectrum of private markets strategies, sectors and geographies. For more information, please visit www.hamiltonlane.com or follow Hamilton Lane on Twitter: @hamilton_lane.

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Lexington Partners is a leading global alternative investment manager primarily involved in providing liquidity solutions to owners of private equity and other alternative investments and in making co-investments alongside leading private equity sponsors. Lexington Partners is one of the largest independent managers of secondary acquisition and co-investment funds with $52 billion in committed capital since inception. Lexington has acquired over 3,400 secondary and co-investment interests through more than 900 transactions with a total value in excess of $62 billion, including $15 billion of syndications. Lexington also invests in private investment funds during their initial formation and has committed to more than 500 new funds in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Lexington has offices strategically located in major centers for private equity and alternative investing – New York, Boston, Menlo Park, London, Hong Kong, Santiago, São Paulo and Luxembourg. Lexington also has senior advisors covering Asia, Australia, and the United States. Additional information can be found at www.lexingtonpartners.com.

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KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, credit and real assets, with strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns for its fund investors by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies. KKR invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund investors and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities through its capital markets business. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.

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Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of $103 billion managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The company is majority-owned by its employees. It keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. Through its commitment to shared outcomes for all stakeholders, Ardian’s activities fuel individual, corporate and economic growth around the world.
Holding close its core values of excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship, Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 700 employees working from fifteen offices across Europe (Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich), the Americas (New York, San Francisco and Santiago) and Asia (Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul). It manages funds on behalf of around 1,000 clients through five pillars of investment expertise: Fund of Funds, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt.

Mid cap
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StepStone is a global private markets specialist overseeing $313 billion of private capital allocations, including $72 billion of assets under management. The Firm utilizes a highly local approach to each of the global markets, with over 560 professionals across StepStone’s 19 offices in 13 countries. In 2019, StepStone approved more than $40 billion in investment commitments on behalf of some of the world’s most influential and sophisticated private markets investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, family offices and sovereign wealth funds.

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Pantheon is a leading global private equity, infrastructure, real assets and debt fund investor that currently invests on behalf of over 660 investors, including public and private pension plans, insurance companies, endowments and foundations. Founded in 1982, Pantheon has developed an established reputation in primary, co-investment and secondary private asset solutions across all stages and geographies. Our investment solutions include customized separate account programs, regional primary fund programs, secondaries, co-investment, infrastructure and real assets programs. Pantheon has four decades’ experience of investing in private markets. As at 30th of June, 2020 Pantheon had $55.6 billion assets under management and the firm currently has around 350 employees located across its offices in London, San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Bogotá, Tokyo and Dublin. Its global workforce includes 104 investment professionals.

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Värde Partners is a leading global alternative investment firm with roots in credit and distressed. Founded in 1993, the firm has invested more than $70 billion since inception and manages over $14 billion on behalf of a global investor base. Värde seeks to unlock value for investors utilizing deep expertise in credit and restructuring, a global platform to source complex opportunities in less efficient markets, and a disciplined focus on downside protection.

Private Debt

Large cap
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Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES) is a leading global alternative investment manager operating integrated businesses across Credit, Private Equity and Real Estate. Ares Management’s investment groups collaborate to deliver innovative investment solutions and consistent and attractive investment returns for fund investors throughout market cycles. Ares Management's global platform had approximately $165 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2020 with approximately 1,400 employees operating across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, pro forma for the acquisition of SSG Capital Holdings Limited which closed on July 1, 2020.

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ICG is a global alternative asset manager with over 30 years' history. We manage €46.1bn* of assets in private debt, credit and equity, principally in closed-end funds. We provide capital to help companies grow through private and public markets, developing long-term relationships with our business partners to deliver value for shareholders, clients and employees. We operate across four asset classes – corporate, capital market, real asset and secondary investments. In addition to growing existing strategies, we are committed to innovation and pioneering new strategies across these asset classes where the market opportunity exists.
ICG is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: ICP) and is a member of the FTSE100. Further details are available at: www.icgam.com. You can follow ICG on LinkedIn. *as at 30 September 2020

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HPS Investment Partners is a leading global investment firm that seeks to provide creative capital solutions and generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for our clients. We manage various strategies across the capital structure that include syndicated leveraged loans and high yield bonds to privately negotiated senior secured debt and mezzanine investments, asset-based leasing and private equity. The scale and breadth of our platform offers the flexibility to invest in companies large and small, through standard or customized solutions. At our core, we share a common thread of intellectual rigor and discipline that enables us to create value for our clients, who have entrusted us with approximately $67 billion of assets under management as of December 2020.

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Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $584 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.

Mid cap
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Olympus Capital Asia Credit (“OCA Credit”) is a private credit investment manager based in Singapore providing direct lending solutions to middle market companies in Asia Pacific. OCA Credit was established by Olympus Capital Asia, the independent private equity firm that has been actively investing in Asia for 20 years. The strategy aims to provide 3-4 year secured loans to well-performing middle market companies. To date, Fund I has invested in 18 opportunities amounting to over USD 800M across Asia Pacific mainly for business growth and acquisition financing across a wide range of industries including renewable energy, healthcare, education, agriculture and logistics, among others. About half of the deal size was kept on OCA Credit’s books and the balance taken up by co-investors invited by OCA Credit.

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Golub Capital is a market-leading, award-winning direct lender and credit asset manager, with over $30 billion of capital under management. Golub Capital specializes in delivering reliable, creative and compelling financing solutions to middle market companies backed by private equity sponsors. The firm’s credit expertise also forms the foundation of its Late Stage Lending business and its Broadly Syndicated Loan investment program. Across its activities, Golub Capital nurtures long-term, win-win partnerships that inspire repeat business from its private equity sponsor clients and investors. Founded over 25 years ago, Golub Capital today has over 500 employees and lending offices in Chicago, New York and San Francisco. For more information, please visit golubcapital.com.

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GoldenTree is a 100% employee-owned, global asset management firm that specializes in opportunities across the credit universe in sectors such as high yield bonds, leveraged loans, distressed, structured products, emerging markets and credit-themed equities. Founded in 2000 by Steven Tananbaum, GoldenTree is one of the largest independent global credit asset managers with nearly $39 billion in assets under management across a broad platform of alternative and long-only strategies. The Firm has a demonstrated 20-year track record of deploying capital across sector, industry and geography that has delivered strong absolute and relative performance.
GoldenTree’s fundamental, value-based investment approach – consistently implemented for over 25 years – emphasizes a high margin of safety, attractive relative value and a catalyst to drive total return. This process is executed by the Firm’s experienced investment team comprising over 60 investment professionals with on average 16 years of investment experience. The Firm’s partnership structure, along with significant employee and partner commitments to the Firm’s strategies, creates a strong alignment of interests with the Firm’s investors. GoldenTree has approximately 250 employees, with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Dublin.

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Madison Capital Funding(MCF) is a finance company and registered investment adviser focused on the corporate financing needs of private equity sponsored companies in the US middle market, which generally consist of corporations with $50 million or less of EBITDA. Madison primarily competes in the lower middle market, which is defined as issuers with $25 million or less of EBITDA. Madison provides enterprise-value, cash flow financing solutions for leveraged buyouts (“LBOs”), acquisitions, recapitalizations, and general corporate capital needs. Since inception, Madison has invested over $37 billion in net commitments to 1,257 senior loan financing transactions with 318 different private equity sponsors.
Madison was formed as a subsidiary of NYL in 2001 by a group of experienced professionals drawn from a number of leading investment banks and lending institutions. Madison is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NYL, and its subsidiary, New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation. Madison’s non-member manager is New York Life Investments Alternatives LLC (“NYLIA”). NYLIA, a recently formed investment advisory firm, supervises and controls three relying advisers: Madison, Gold Point Partners LLC, and PA Capital LLC (collectively, the “Relying Advisers”).

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Permira is a global investment firm. Founded in 1985, the firm advises private equity funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$50 billion (€44 billion) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments as well as strategic minority investments, in companies with the objective of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. The Permira funds have made over 250 private equity investments in four key sectors: Consumer, Services, Healthcare and Technology. Permira employs over 250 people in 14 offices across North America, Europe and Asia.
Founded in 2007 as the private credit business of Permira, Permira Debt Managers (“PDM”) has been investing in European private credit for more than a decade. PDM today comprises more than 50 professionals across its three core strategies of direct lending (PCS funds), structured credit (Sigma funds) and CLO management (Providus funds). Collectively, the PDM funds have invested approximately €11bn since inception in a range of European debt products, including over €8.0bn in European direct lending. PDM believes that this depth of experience makes it one of the leading specialist private credit investors in Europe. PDM has worked with more than 150 companies as well as a significant number of private equity sponsors, management teams and advisors since its establishment. The business is deeply embedded in the European private credit market and has established a strong reputation as a trusted and supportive partner to businesses and private equity sponsors seeking debt financing. Its longstanding relationships drive significant repeat deal flow, creating high barriers to entry for new participants in the direct lending market.
PDM’s relationship with the Permira private equity business creates a strong platform and provides a powerful brand. The PCS funds derive significant benefits from the broader Permira platform, including the ability to gain key insights into general industry trends and evolving business models through consultation with private equity professionals with expertise across sectors and geographies. This is especially pertinent in the critical and fast-changing area of technology, where Permira has an outstanding team and track record. For more information visit www.permira.com/ www.permiradebtmanagers.com/

Real Estate

Large cap
Best of the Best

As an alternative asset manager with over $575 billion in assets under management and a 120-year heritage as owners and operators, we are invested in long-life, high-quality assets and businesses in more than 30 countries around the world.

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Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $584 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.

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CBRE Global Investors is one of the world’s largest real asset investment management firms with $109.6 billion in assets under management.
Through this platform, the firm sponsors real asset investment programs across the risk/return spectrum in the Americas, Europe and Asia for investors worldwide including public and private pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, endowments and private individuals. Programs include a complete range of investment solutions including equity and debt, direct and indirect, and listed and unlisted strategies delivered through separate accounts and commingled funds.
CBRE Global Investors is an independently operated affiliate of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE). It harnesses the research, investment sourcing and other resources of the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2018 revenue) for the benefit of its investors. CBRE Group, Inc. has more than 90,000 employees (excluding affiliates) and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 480 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide.

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Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P. (“Angelo Gordon”) is a privately held limited partnership founded in November 1988. The firm currently manages approximately $41 billion with a primary focus on credit and real estate strategies. Angelo Gordon has over 500 employees, including more than 200 investment professionals, and is headquartered in New York, with associated offices elsewhere in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. In Asia, Angelo Gordon has offices in Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

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PATRIZIA is a pan-European real estate investment manager based in Augsburg, Germany. With an AUM of approximately EUR 45 billion across all major asset types and risk profiles from core to value-add, it offers a wide spectrum of investment solutions to over 400 institutional clients worldwide. In addition, PATRIZIA is reputed to have a strong local presence in the European market with 19 of its 24 offices located in Europe and 800 professionals sustaining a vertically integrated platform. The main strength of the firm, as represented by one of its flagship funds called “Living Cities”, lies in European residential sector in which it has 36 years of experience and is ranked as the #1 independent manager by IPE. PATRIZIA is listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange.

Mid cap
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Since 1998, PCCP, LLC has been providing commercial real estate debt and equity capital for middle-market real estate projects throughout the United States. PCCP has raised, invested and managed over $24.5 billion of institutional capital and continues to pursue investment opportunities with proven operators. PCCP originates and manages all of its investments, providing capital for all major real estate product types. PCCP invests across the capital stack, from joint venture equity to senior and mezzanine debt, while seeking to identify the best risk-adjusted returns for our investors. With over $12.7 billion of assets under management, PCCP is an established fiduciary for its global investors, with offices in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta and Los Angeles.

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TPG Real Estate Partners ("TREP”) is the dedicated real estate equity investment platform of global alternative asset firm TPG. Today, TREP has $5.7 billion of assets under management. Since its inception in 2009, TREP has built a differentiated investment portfolio comprised primarily of real estate-rich platforms and portfolios located in the United States and Europe. The foundation of TREP’s investment strategy is a research and data-driven approach to investment theme generation, allowing it to be highly selective in identifying the most compelling opportunities in specific sectors and geographies. During its ownership, TREP’s value creation strategies focus on driving returns across three critical dimensions: the optimization of property-level performance, the aggregation and curation of strategically aligned portfolios, and the enhancement of platform capabilities. These strategies are frequently pursued in partnership with dedicated management teams.
TPG was founded in 1992 and now has approximately $85 billion of assets under management with investment and operational teams in 14 offices around the world. For more information, visit www.tpg.com.

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Madison Realty Capital (MRC) is a New York City based real estate private equity firm focused on debt and equity investment strategies with regional offices in key markets including Los Angeles and Dallas. Founded in 2004, MRC has closed on approximately $13 billion of transactions in the multifamily, retail, office, industrial and hotel sectors.
The firm manages investments in the United States on behalf of a global investor base. MRC is a fully integrated firm with over 60 employees across all real estate investment, development, and property management disciplines.
Among other industry recognitions, MRC has been named to the Commercial Observer’s prestigious “Power 100” list of New York City real estate players and is consistently cited as one of the industry’s top construction lenders.

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Fairfield Residential Company LLC and Fairfield Residential Holdings LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Fairfield”) is a fully-integrated, operator and investment manager in the multifamily sector with in-house development, construction, acquisition, property and asset management services across a broad spectrum of investment strategies. Among Fairfield’s key advantages is our breadth of investment expertise within the multifamily sector. Our core capabilities span Acquisition and Development strategies including LIHTC Affordable, Value Add, Core Plus, Develop to Core, Merchant Build, Suburban Development, and U.S. Multifamily Debt. Since its operating platform was formed in 1985, Fairfield has acquired 565 existing multifamily properties consisting of over 150,600 units and $18.7 billion is total project cost. Fairfield has also developed over 360 multifamily properties consisting of over 114,100 units and $16.1 billion in total project costs. Current property management is over 40,000 units in 32 markets across the United States.

Infrastructure

Large cap
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As an alternative asset manager with over $575 billion in assets under management and a 120-year heritage as owners and operators, we are invested in long-life, high-quality assets and businesses in more than 30 countries around the world.

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Macquarie Group
Macquarie is a global financial services group operating in 31 markets in asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, investment banking and principal investment.
The diversity of our operations, combined with a strong capital position and robust risk management framework, has contributed to our 51-year record of unbroken profitability.
Macquarie Asset Management (MAM)
A top 50 global asset manager, providing investment solutions to clients across a range of capabilities and products.
Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) is Macquarie's asset management business. MAM is a full-service asset manager, providing investment solutions to clients across a range of capabilities including infrastructure & renewables, real estate, agriculture, transportation finance, private credit, equities, fixed income, and multi-asset solutions.
As at 30 September 2020, MAM had $A554.9 billion of assets under management. MAM has over 1,9002 staff operating across 20 markets in Australia, the Americas, Europe and Asia.
MAM has been managing assets for institutional and retail investors since 1980 in Australia and 1929 in the US, through a predecessor firm, formerly known as Delaware Investments.

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AMP Capital is a leading global investment manager and a majority-owned subsidiary of AMP, which is Australia’s largest pension provider. As part of the AMP Group, AMP Capital shares a heritage that spans over 170 years. AMP was formed in 1849 and AMP Capital has effectively operated as an investment division within the AMP group. Our home strength in Australia and New Zealand has enabled us to grow internationally, and today we have operations established in the Middle East, China, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, the United States and Singapore (in the process of obtaining a capital markets service licence in Singapore). We also collaborate with a network of global investment partners, leveraging our shared capabilities to provide greater access to new investment opportunities.
AMP Capital’s asset class specialists, investment strategists and economists work together with the aim of delivering strong investment outcomes for clients. That is why clients trust AMP Capital to invest over A$189.9bn (USD$131bn) as at 30 June 2020 on their behalf, across a range of single sector and diversified funds. In March 2012, AMP Capital entered into a strategic business and capital alliance with a leading Japanese trust bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB). As part of the alliance, MUTB acquired a 15% minority interest in AMP Capital Holdings Limited (AMPCH), the parent company of the AMP Capital group of companies.
AMP Capital has been investing in infrastructure for over 30 years, beginning with its participation in the financing of the Sydney Harbour Road Tunnel in Australia in 1988. AMP Capital is one of the longest standing participants in global infrastructure investments and is ranked in the top 10 infrastructure managers globally (PEI Rankings 2019) and 3rd largest infrastructure debt manager by capital raised (Infrastructure Investor Feb 2020). To date, AMP Capital has made over 150 infrastructure equity and debt investments throughout Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
A history of the company’s evolution, with a particular focus on the infrastructure asset class, is outlined in the following table:

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Schroders Korea Limited was established in 2001 as a local subsidiary. It gained prominence in the Korean market with its Europe equity and Emerging Markets funds—most notably, the BRICs fund which proved extremely popular during the rise of fund of fund investments. Its success ensued with its Multi-Asset Funds, which actively and effectively introduced diversified investments across different assets, such as equity and fixed income to the Korean market. Schroders Korea Limited consistently pursues and pioneers sustainable investments. In 2020, it was the first foreign asset management company to successfully launch an ESG(Environmental/Societal/Governance) fund called the ‘Schroders Global Sustainable Growth Fund’, an onshore ESG fund.
The total AUM size as of Dec 31 2020 is 1.8 trillion KRW.

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Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $584 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.

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Antin Infrastructure Partners is a leading independent private equity firm focused on infrastructure investments. Based in Paris, London and New York, and fully owned by its 14 partners, the firm employs over 100 professionals. Antin targets majority stakes in infrastructure businesses in the energy and environment, telecom, transport and social infrastructure sectors. The firm has raised close to €15 billion across four funds and has made investments in 24 companies.

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Equitix is a leading investor, developer, and long-term fund manager of core infrastructure and energy-efficiency assets in the UK and Europe. Equitix has raised £6.5 billion of equity, including managed accounts, and is governed by six senior investment professionals with more than 120 years of public-sector industry experience between them. The investment strategy for the funds focuses on small to mid-sized infrastructure projects located in the UK and Europe across a wide range of sectors but with a focus on social infrastructure and renewable energy. Equitix seeks to hold assets for the life of all its core funds.
With over 300 core infrastructure projects acquired since the firm’s inception in 2007, Equitix has institutionalized its distinctive approach to infrastructure investing and has demonstrated a predictable rate of deployment for over ten years. Equitix has established a strong reputation as a leading developer, trusted partner, operator, and fiduciary fund manager.

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InfraRed Capital Partners(“InfraRed”) is headquartered in London with the offices in Hong Kong, New York, Sydney, Seoul and Mexico City.
With over USD 12bn of equity under management, InfraRed is an international investment manager focused on infrastructure and real estate. Equity under management in infrastructure is USD 10bn. Over the past 30 years InfraRed has established itself as a highly successful developer and custodian of core infrastructure, renewable energy and real-estate assets that play a vital role in supporting sustainable communities.
In 1994, InfraRed advised the UK government on PFI programme and has over 25 years of track record with its first infrastructure investment in 1997.
InfraRed is a part of SLC Management which is the institutional alternatives and traditional asset management business of Sun Life. Sun Life is Toronto headquartered and has total assets under management of CAD 1,122bn.

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Actis is a leading private capital investor with c.130 investment professionals, operating across 18 offices. Actis’ extensive history of investing in the physical and social infrastructure of growth market economies has established the Firm as a well-known and trusted partner for governments, regulators and private companies. The Actis platform has raised over US$19 billion since inception and invested US$11 billion in 260+ transactions across over 40 countries, and has completed 165 exits within its energy infrastructure, private equity and real estate businesses.
Actis’ Energy business invests in buy-and-build power generation and distribution businesses in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Actis’ energy funds have committed or invested over c. US$5 billion in 115+ individual projects, across more than 25 countries, generating over 24GW of energy capacity and directly servicing over 110 million consumers.
In 2019, Actis closed commitments of US$1.234 billion into Actis Long Life Infrastructure Fund (“ALLIF”). ALLIF’s first asset is the single largest provider of electricity to the Santiago Metro, which carries three million passengers a day in Chile’s capital.
Actis’ Real Estate business focuses on the development and repositioning of institutional quality commercial real estate and residential assets in the growth markets. In Asia, Actis has 21 experienced real estate professionals and US$520 million in committed capital. In sub-Saharan Africa (“SSA”), Actis has a 17-strong team and closed its third vintage Fund in 2016 with commitments of over US$500 million – the largest private real estate fund targeting SSA ever raised.
Actis’ Private Equity business focuses on mid-market, high-growth companies, and has invested c. US$5.5 billion across four key sectors: consumer, education, healthcare and financial services.
The responsible investing ethos of ‘values-drive-value’, is at the heart of Actis’ belief that capital invested in growth markets can and should be transformational, leading to sustainable value creation and mitigation of risk. Actis is a signatory to the United Nations backed Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”), an investor initiative developed by the UNEP FI and the UN Global Compact. Actis became a signatory to PRI in 2009, and in 2015 and 2016 was awarded an ‘A’ rating for its PRI report. In 2017, Actis graduated to an A+, the highest tier attainable, for the most important category of “Strategy and Governance”. In both 2018, 2019 and 2020, Actis was awarded an A+ rating across all categories.

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As one of Australia’s largest investment managers, QIC manages A$79 billion on behalf of over 110 clients including sovereign wealth funds, superannuation and pension plans, insurers, universities and other institutional investors spanning Australia, Asia, Middle East, Europe, UK and the USA. A diversified alternatives investment manager, we specialise in infrastructure, real estate, private capital, liquid strategies and multi-asset investment solutions. You can find out more on our website:www.qic.com

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Starwood Energy specializes in energy infrastructure investments, with a focus on power generation, transmission, storage, and related projects. Through Starwood Energy Infrastructure Fund, including successor funds and affiliated investment vehicles, Starwood Energy has raised in excess of $3 billion of equity capital and has executed transactions totaling more than $8 billion in enterprise value, inclusive of $2 billion in enterprise value related to the development and construction of renewable assets such as wind farms, solar farms and biomass power plants. The Starwood Energy team brings extensive development, construction, operations, acquisition and financing expertise to its investments.

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Citadel is one of the world’s leading alternative investment managers. Citadel manages the capital of prominent investors from around the world including retirement programs, endowments and foundations, and sovereign wealth funds. Its AUM amounts to USD34billion (as of Jan 1, 2021). We invest in all major asset classes in the world’s largest financial markets, deploying capital across five core strategies: Equities, Fixed Income and Macro, Credit, Commodities and Quantitative Strategies. We empower the most talented minds in finance with an unparalleled combination of deep fundamental research, predictive analytics, and leading-edge technology to identify and capture new opportunities. Our world-class global team brings together the art of investing with the science of finance to help our capital partners achieve their financial goals. We drive our mission through a culture of excellence: constantly improving, continuously learning, rewarding results, and winning with integrity. Citadel has more than 2,000 employees globally, with headquarters in Chicago, and offices throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

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Man Group is a global active investment management firm, which runs $113.1 billion* of client capital in liquid and private markets, managed by investment specialists based around the world. Headquartered in London, the firm has 15 international offices and operates across multiple jurisdictions. Our business has five specialist investment engines, which represent the range of our capabilities: Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man GPM.
These engines house numerous investment teams, working collaboratively within the framework of Man Group, with a high degree of investment autonomy. Each team benefits from the strength and resources of the firm’s single operating platform, enabling their primary focus to be seeking to generate alpha for clients. The teams invest across a diverse range of strategies and asset classes with highly specialised approaches, with long only and alternative strategies run on a discretionary and quantitative basis in single and multi-manager formats. Our clients are at the heart of everything we do and we engage in close dialogue with our investors as strategic partners, to understand their particular needs and constraints. Man Group’s investment teams are empowered and supported by our institutional infrastructure and technology, which aims to facilitate the efficient exposure to markets and effective collaboration across the organisation.
Th0rough the Man Charitable Trust and the Man US Charitable Foundation, Man Group is committed to promoting literacy and numeracy on a global scale, and to supporting charitable causes more broadly.
Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker EMG.LN and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Further information can be found at www.man.com

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Canyon Partners is a multi-strategy alternative investment manager with strengths in distressed and special situations investments and manages $25.5 billion in assets. It was founded by Joshua Friedman and his Harvard roommate Mitchell Julis in 1990. Canyon was founded in 1990 by Joshua Friedman and Mitchell Julis (the “Founding Partners”), both of whom have been involved in the stressed and distressed markets since the early 1980s. Prior to forming Canyon 30 years ago, Joshua and Mitchell worked together at Drexel Burnham Lambert, a firm widely credited with creating the modern high yield bond market. Since its founding, Canyon has prided itself on a strong commitment to compliance and transparency, registering with the SEC in 1994. Also critical to Canyon’s success has been its commitment to maintaining an alignment of interests with its investors. Canyon employees and management are collectively the largest investor in the Canyon Funds, and the firm is entirely controlled by the two Founding Partners (not publicly traded).

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GoldenTree is a 100% employee-owned, global asset management firm that specializes in opportunities across the credit universe in sectors such as high yield bonds, leveraged loans, distressed, structured products, emerging markets and credit-themed equities. Founded in 2000 by Steven Tananbaum, GoldenTree is one of the largest independent global credit asset managers with nearly $39 billion in assets under management across a broad platform of alternative and long-only strategies. The Firm has a demonstrated 20-year track record of deploying capital across sector, industry and geography that has delivered strong absolute and relative performance.
GoldenTree’s fundamental, value-based investment approach – consistently implemented for over 25 years – emphasizes a high margin of safety, attractive relative value and a catalyst to drive total return. This process is executed by the Firm’s experienced investment team comprising over 60 investment professionals with on average 16 years of investment experience. The Firm’s partnership structure, along with significant employee and partner commitments to the Firm’s strategies, creates a strong alignment of interests with the Firm’s investors. GoldenTree has approximately 250 employees, with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Dublin.

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Balyasny Asset Management L.P. (“BAM”) is a global investment firm dedicated to delivering consistent, uncorrelated absolute returns in all market environments. BAM is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York, London, San Francisco, Connecticut, Boston, Austin, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore. The firm was founded in 2001 by Dmitry Balyasny, Managing Partner and CIO, Taylor O'Malley, Co-Founding Partner and President, and Scott Schroeder, Co-Founding Partner. The Firm’s principal objective is to maintain and grow a consistent alpha engine with low correlations between teams and strategies with strong risk management to generate consistent alpha for our investors. We utilize multi-PM models and focus on building competitive advantage within every team through recruiting, development and process.
Our investment philosophy has remained consistent since inception. We employ a multi-strategy, multi-PM model which reflects a blend of strategies including fundamental Equity/Long Short, Macro & Rates and Event & Credit investing. Since our founding in 2001, we have always believed that consistent high, absolute returns with lower volatility are achievable by blending various, distinctly different investment approaches and income streams.
Our risk-taking teams have a proven ability to manage within our model and generally possess strong track records of success through different market cycles. Each team is given the autonomy, within a defined risk framework, to deploy capital in its respective discipline dependent upon market conditions. We also seek to add value via PM & team development, trading & execution, research and technology. We encourage collaboration and discourage groupthink. As of January 1, 2021, we have 90 distinct PM teams.
Our investment committee allocates dynamically among a diversified set of uncorrelated strategies and teams so that capital flows to the most interesting opportunities around the world. Risk management is actively employed at the portfolio, strategy and team level.

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PAG is one of the world’s largest Asia-focused private investment firms, with a network of 200 seasoned investment professionals in nine key offices in the region and around the world. With experience across industries and market cycles, PAG delivers value to investors by seeking out leading companies and investing to help them reach their full potential. PAG currently manages US$40 billion in capital on behalf of more than 150 leading institutional investors from Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. For more information please visit www.pag.com.

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Starboard Value LP is a New York-based investment adviser with a focused and fundamental approach to investing in publicly traded U.S. companies. Starboard seeks to invest in deeply undervalued companies and actively engage with management teams and boards of directors to identify and execute on opportunities to unlock value for the benefit of all shareholders. Starboard’s principals have managed investments in this manner since 2002.

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