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Aureos builds Singapore team with Hermes hire

Marlon Sahetapy started at the firm’s Singapore office in October, where he oversees fundraising and investor relations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Former Hermes Focus Asset Management director Marlon Sahetapy has joined Aureos Capital as a principal in the firm’s recently launched Singapore office. Sahetapy will be responsible for investor relations and marketing in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the firm announced in a statement. 

Sahetapy started at Aureos in early October, according to a spokesperson. The firm opened its Singapore office, the headquarters of its Asia operations, in February. 

Prior to Aureos, Sahetapy spent six years as a director of marketing and investor relations at Hermes, where his responsibilities included fundraising. Sahetapy left Hermes in June, assisting his former firm in the transition before moving on to Aureos.

“I think one of the important things for Aureos is, they're getting more institutional investors on board. The emerging markets they're covering are becoming more attractive to blue chip LPs,” Sahetapy said. “It makes sense for them to have someone on board who has those relationships.” 

He has also worked at mutual fund information provider Lipper, where he was responsible for business development in Southeast Asia, and Reuters.

Earlier this year, Aureos was named as a founding partner in UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s ‘Trade Out of Poverty’ initiative, which is intended to improve the access of least developed and low income countries to international trade via the removal of trade barriers, the simplification of trade rules and investment in infrastructure links.

Aureos specialises in buyout and expansion capital investments in small to medium sized businesses in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The firm was founded in 2001 and has $1.3 billion in funds under management.