Orion Partners' principal business is the fiduciary management of alternative investments in Asia for some of the world's leading institutional investors, with a focus on real estate and infrastructure debt.
Our Real Estate Group, formed in 2004, has sponsored and managed nine real estate private funds/separate accounts for our clients. Our geographic concentration has been on North Asian markets including Japan, Korea and Greater China. Our approach is to place a strong emphasis on value-creation via hands-on investment and asset management.
The Firm has more than 30 investment professionals, with investment and asset management teams in Japan, Korea and China supported by regional fund, operations and administrations teams in Hong Kong and Singapore. Key members of the team have 15–30 years' relevant experience, with strong operational backgrounds in their areas of specialization, and deep experience working with the challenges that face cross-border private alternatives investors in Asia.
Orion Partners is committed to maintaining the highest standards of product offerings, investment process, risk management, governance and compliance, and aims to differentiate by its leading standards of investor reporting, liaison and servicing – as confirmed by its repeat institutional clients. In its fiduciary role, Orion Partners believes that the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”) will align its Funds under management, investor clients and employees with the broader objectives of society – and hereby commits to apply those principles to its Funds and their investments consistent with Orion Partners’ ESG Policy. In 2016, Orion Partners was awarded ”best new private fund in Asia” by ANREV and PricewaterhouseCoopers for its fund under management’s reporting standard and transparency. In 2017, a fund managed by Orion Partners ranked 2nd in Asia, and was nominated as a GRESB “Green Star” fund.
BNP Paribas Capital Partners acquired a 24.9% interest in Orion Partners in January 2016.