India: True North founding partner Vikram Nirula quits

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Nirula was responsible for investments in consumer companies, retail firms, financial services and industrials.

People: Former JP Morgan exec joins TPG; Nomura gets new Asia debt markets head

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Private equity major TPG has appointed former JP Morgan executive Jason Mcleod, a leading deal maker for the latter in Melbourne.


HSBC makes new hires from Goldman, JPMorgan to revamp Asia equities biz

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Among the recent additions are Michael Parry, who joined from Goldman Sachs as a director focused on Asian equity sales.


Chinese workers find grass is greener at home than Silicon Valley

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Where Chinese college graduates once coveted a prestigious overseas job and foreign citizenship, many today gravitate toward career opportunities at home, where venture capital is now plentiful and the government dangles financial incentives for cutting-edge research.


Pantheon Group promotes Asia executive Alex Wilmerding as Partner

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Wilmerding’s duties include evaluation and commitment to alternative investment opportunities across Asia including Australia.


Berkshire promotes potential Buffett successors Jain and Abel

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Abel, 55, the chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, was named Berkshire’s vice chairman for non-insurance business operations, while Jain, 66, Berkshire’s top insurance executive, was named vice chairman for insurance operations.


People: Tiger Global exec joins Jeneration Capital; MTS Health gets Japan Partner

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In September last year Jeneration Capital appointed Tony Zhang as partner


People Digest: RedDoorz names new board members; Kazuki Kusaka joins MTS Health

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RedDoorz has appointed Bhanu Chopra as an independent director and Philip Wolf as a board advisor.


People: GrabPay, Franklin Templeton make appointments

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Grab has chosen a former Visa country manager for Singapore and Brunei to head GrabPay in SG, PH and MY.


Right talent, leadership hardest commodity for Asia PE, VC investors: Panel

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Investors believe finding good team and leadership is difficult than finding funds