Teachers' is a significant investor in the Asia-Pacific region and an experienced global investor. Since our first investments there in 1991, we have increased our regional holdings to more than $11.5 billion at the end of 2012.
Our presence in Hong Kong reflects our commitment to further expanding our regional portfolio and partnering with businesses that are driving much of the world's economic growth.
Our local investment team is always ready to discuss opportunities with growing companies and investment funds. Teachers' invests across the capital spectrum including private and public equity, plus debt. As a direct investor, we offer flexible, long-term capital, the ability to make decisions quickly, and more.
- Senior Principal
Raju Ruparelia is part of the senior team responsible for emerging markets co-investment and co-underwriting activities and is currently focused on direct investment opportunities in Asia. Since joining Teachers' in 2008, Raju has worked in both the Toronto and London offices and has been involved in a number of Teachers' direct investments, including the acquisitions of EXAL Group, INC Research, Gruppo Coin and Coway. He currently serves as an observer on the board of Coway. Raju joined the Hong Kong office in 2013.
Prior to joining Teachers', Raju worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse in New York, in investments at Cadillac Fairview (Teachers' wholly owned real estate subsidiary) and in the corporate finance group at Deloitte.
Raju holds a BA from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Christian Dunn joined Teachers' Private Capital in 2006 and moved to the Hong Kong office in 2013. He has been involved in the origination, evaluation, execution, and post-investment monitoring and management of numerous fund investments, most recently with a focus on Asia and the emerging markets. He has also been involved in select direct and venture capital investments. As part of the Asia team, Christian is focused on fund and direct private equity investments in the region.
Christian holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.
- Senior Investment Analyst
Fady Abdel-Nour joined Teachers' in 2011 as an Investment Analyst in the Long-Term Equities group. He moved to the Teachers' Relationship Investing group in 2012.
Previously, Fady worked in investment banking at Scotia Capital, where he was a member of the mergers and acquisitions group.
Fady holds a BBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University and is a CFA charterholder.
- Investment Analyst
Yuxiang Zhou joined Teachers' Private Capital in 2014 and focuses primarily on Teachers' direct investments in Asia and fund investment.
Previously, Yuxiang worked in investment banking at Barclays Capital, where he was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions team.
Yuxiang earned a BA (Middle Eastern Politics, Honours) from Dartmouth College.
- Senior Legal Counsel
Jaimie Cheung joined Teachers' Hong Kong office in 2013 and provides legal advice in respect of the fund's investments in Asia.
Before joining Teachers', Jaimie worked as a managing associate at Linklaters' London, Shanghai and Hong Kong offices, specialising in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Jaimie holds a BA (Honours) in economics from Nottingham University and a PGDL in law from Nottingham Law School.