Arvind Mathur, Chairman,
Private Equity Pro Partners
A. Multiple Asset Classes
Arvind has over 40 years’ experience in a wide range of asset classes globally including listed equities, private equity, fixed income, convertibles & real estate. His experience spans the US to emerging markets during multiple economic cycles. At ADB, he evaluated several distressed asset funds and considered distressed investment opportunities in Korea, India, Indonesia and Thailand.
B. Sovereign Wealth Funds, Ministries of Finance, Central Banks and Pension Funds
Arvind managed a fixed income portfolio, a portfolio of listed and a portfolio of private equity in his career. He is familiar with the issues that confront SWFs. He co-invested with sovereign wealth funds like GIC, Temasek, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority & the Brunei Investment Authority. He interacted with the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan and several central banks like Bank of Korea, the Bank of Japan and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Arvind co-invested with the Indian Ministry of Finance in a $1 billion infrastructure fund and another entity with Bank Negara Malaysia as well as with the pension fund of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He interacted and co-invested with some of the world's largest pension funds including CalPERS and La Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec. Arvind has prepared case studies of investments by Sovereign Wealth Funds such as Temasek and Khazana.
C. Professional Qualifications
Arvind is a professionally qualified CFA Charter holder and completed the Financial Risk Management (FRM) course of GARP, USA. Arvind attended an investment management workshop at the Harvard Business School. Arvind received training in investment banking at Goldman Sachs & Citi in New York and in capital market regulation at the US SEC.
D. Knowledge Sharing & Training
Arvind conducted various workshops on advanced topics such as sovereign wealth fund investments, private equity, M&A, investment banking and fixed income in Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore, Jakarta, Mumbai and Delhi. He conducted events in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Nice, France, Hawaii, Geneva, Basle and Switzerland. Arvind was invited by a US MNC to the World Economic Forum in Geneva to interact with their global Board of Directors on various issues connected with cross-border M&A. He delivered a lecture on buyouts at the Harvard Business School.
E. International Investment Experience
Arvind played a role in structuring and placing a nearly $1 billion India Infrastructure Fund. He helped establish the Asian Infrastructure Fund ($780 million), the Asian Infrastructure Mezzanine Capital Fund ($265 million), The Asian Equity Infrastructure Fund ($ 400 million), Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC), and the AIG Sectoral Equity Fund ($ 110 million). He helped structure, and invested in over 30 private equity funds.
He has been a member of Investment Committees and fund boards and the global pension fund of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Most funds targeted investments in India & China & other emerging markets. He worked with Limited Partners such as ADB, the IFC, CalPERS, La Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, the Prudential Insurance Corporation & leading institutional investors in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and India. Arvind promoted corporate governance in these funds, particularly those involving CalPERS. He authored articles on corporate governance and attended courses of the Columbia Business School and that of Cornell University & an investment course at the Harvard Business School.