Diamond Dragon appoints CIO

The Hong Kong placement agent launched by ex-CP Eaton Asia head Ed Greene, has brought onboard a chief investment officer to bolster its ranks.

Diamond Dragon Advisors, a Hong Kong-based placement agent launched by the ex-head of Asia at international firm CP Eaton, has hired a chief investment officer.

The firm announced today it has appointed Kyung Kim to lead its fund origination and GP advisory services capabilities. She will work from Diamond’s main Hong Kong office.

Kim joins from Tokyo-based Shinsei Bank where she was a general manager. At the bank she helped to establish its alternative investment programme which focused on private equity, real estate and hedge fund investments deploying capital from its balance sheet. She also previously worked for Warburg Dillon Read and Morgan Stanley.

Diamond Dragon was launched in August last year by Ed Greene, who led the Asia business for international placement agent CP Eaton Partners. The firm, which was launched with an initial team of nine staff, advises on sectors including real estate, private equity, real assets and hedge funds.

With a focus on Asia, the firm aims to provide capital raising services and will operate a “GP advisory function providing customised fundraising preparatory services” aimed at enabling fund managers to raise global institutional capital in particular.

It is also part of a global alliance of regional fund placement firms which includes Threadmark in Europe and Madison Williams Private Capital Solutions in North America.
At the time of launch, Greene said: “As the Asia alternative eco-system has grown the need for an Asia-dedicated professional capital raising firm became evident.”

“We are fully aligned with the region and its needs. With the growth of both Asian GPs and LPs, including foreign LPs opening offices in Asia, Diamond Dragon Advisors will serve them as a value-add resource while being at the vortex of institutional capital flows into alternative assets in Asia.”