Currently, Professor Ma is an Independent Non-Executive Director of FWD Group, a director of Husky Energy Inc. and a director of New Frontier Corporation.
Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman of Investcorp, said: “We are always looking to the future, and seeking relevant counsel to bring innovative ideas to our business is essential. Professor Ma joins at an important time for the firm as it continues to become more diversified by geography, asset class and investor type, particularly in Asia where we see tremendous growth opportunities.
Professor Ma’s unrivalled expertise in both the private and public sector will be invaluable to Investcorp as we move forward with our growth strategy of reaching $50bn in AuM over the medium term. We look forward to welcoming Professor Ma to his first International Advisory Board meeting later this year.”
Commenting on the appointment, Professor Frederick Ma Si-Hang, said: “I am honored to be joining Investcorp’s International Advisory Board at such an exciting time in the Firm’s history. The company has already made great strides in expanding its presence in Asia, and l look forward to being part of the business as it continues to evolve into a larger, more diversified, alternative investment firm.”
Investcorp’s International Advisory Board is chaired by Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman of Investcorp. It meets annually and provides advice and guidance to the Firm. It consists of Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel, President of the Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria, and former Federal Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs of Austria; Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, former German Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman, Munich Security Conference and Global Head of Government Relations and Public Policy for Allianz; Ana Palacio, former Foreign Minister of Spain and Senior Vice President of International Affairs and Marketing, AREVA; Deepak Parekh, Chairman of India’s premier housing finance company HDFC Ltd; Dr Mohamed A. El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz SE and former CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO; Dr Ann-Kristin Achleitner, a business economist and Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance Studies at the Technical University of Munich (TUM); and Sir Michael Fallon, previously a member of the British parliament serving as Secretary of State for Defense from 2014 – 2017.
Investcorp is a leading global manager of alternative investments. Led by a new vision, Investcorp has embarked on an ambitious, albeit prudent, growth strategy. The Firm continues to focus on generating value through a disciplined investment approach in four lines of business: private equity, real estate, absolute return investments and credit management.
As at March 31, 2019, Investcorp had US$26.71 billion in total AUM, including assets managed by third party managers and assets subject to a non-discretionary advisory mandate where Investcorp receives fees calculated on the basis of AUM.
Since its inception in 1982, Investcorp has made over 185 Private Equity deals in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and North Africa region and Asia, across a range of sectors including retail and consumer products, technology, business services and industrials, and more than 600 commercial and residential real estate investments in the US and Europe, for in excess of US $59 billion in transaction value.
Investcorp employs approximately 400 people across its offices in Bahrain, New York, London, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Doha, Mumbai and Singapore. For further information, including our most recent periodic financial statements, which details our assets under management, please refer to: Website: www.investcorp.com
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1 AUM includes approximately $2.1 billion of hedge fund partnerships (including exposure through multi-manager solutions), managed by third party managers and assets subject to a non-discretionary advisory mandate, where Investcorp receives fees calculated on the basis of AUM. Real estate investments are stated at gross asset value.
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