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The group leverages fundamental insights from internal subject matter experts who identify mispriced securities across targeted domains of the equity market, which are used to create a market-neutral portfolio of high-conviction investments.

Our Team

The Asia team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Hong Kong and Mumbai. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.
Hong Kong
Mumbai

Alina Chiew

Managing Director, Active Equities Asia

Alina leads our research and investment in China A and H shares, with specific focus on Wealth Management; Healthcare & Wellness; and Renewables (EV/ESS & Solar) domains.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2017, she was Managing Director responsible for managing Greater China equity strategies in Goldman Sachs Asset Management; and was Chief Representative in the Shanghai Representative Office. Before that, she headed the research department at CITIC Frontier China Research in Shanghai, and also worked as an equity research analyst at Crosby, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. She started her career as a bank regulator with Bank Negara Malaysia.

Alina holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting from the University of Malaya. She is a CFA charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant.

Kyu Ho

Managing Director, Active Equities Asia

Kyu is focused on investing in companies within the areas of blockchain technology, metaverse and hydrogen. Prior to that, Kyu led the Thematic Investing Asia team, which invested in public and private companies exposed to long-horizon secular growth driven by disruptive technologies.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2016, Kyu was Founder and Chief Investment Officer at long/short equity fund Wuzhu Asia Partners in Hong Kong, focused on Asia Pacific equities. He was also a senior fund manger at Value Partners in Hong Kong, and served as Director of Asia Research at Kingdon Capital Management in New York. Before that, Kyu worked at Cantillon Capital Management, Oaktree Capital Management, and the Pritzker Organization.

Kyu holds a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Roman Leifer

Managing Director, Active Equities Asia

Roman currently oversees investments into companies focused on enabling the digital enterprise (software, platforms, AI) as well as smart manufacturing (automation and advanced tools). He was previously focused on making long-term significant minority equity investments in companies across Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2012, Roman was a management consultant with Oliver Wyman.

Roman holds a BASc in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Alwin Poon

Managing Director, Active Equities Asia

Alwin focuses on public investment opportunities in the China Vehicle Electrification and Digitization domain. Before the current role, Alwin led Relationship Investments Asia which made significant minority investments in listed and pre-IPO companies across Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2020, Alwin spent 12 years at The Carlyle Group where he was a Managing Director for the Asia buyout fund. Before that, he was a Managing Director at Olympus Capital, an Asian mid-market private equity fund, and a management consultant at Bain & Co.

Alwin holds a BS in Computer Science from Cornell University and a MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley.

Michael Tao

Managing Director, Active Equities Asia

Michael invests in the Asia technology space covering the following sub-segments: regional internet, semiconductor and hardware, and software and cloud services. Prior to the current role he spent three years with the External Portfolio Management team helping build out the Asia program. Michael joined CPPIB after graduating from university.

He holds a Master of Accounting and Bachelor of Mathematics.

Anuj Girotra

Managing Director, Active Equities Asia

Anuj is the India lead for Active Equities focusing on public equities, PIPE deals and pre IPO opportunities in Consumer, Healthcare, Financials and Technology.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2020, Anuj spent 12 years at Capital Group as a Global Partner and Head of the Private Markets business for India. Anuj has also spent nine years as co-head of Asia Special Situations Group with ABN Amro Bank.

Anuj is a President’s Scholar in Bachelors in Engineering from Delhi Institute of Technology, University of Delhi and an MBA in Finance from XLRI Business School.

Board Member of Renew Power UK Limited.

Our Active Equity Holdings

We are invested globally in public and soon to be public companies, as well as securities focused on long-horizon structural changes.
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