Letter from Senior Management
We formed ARCH Capital in 2006 and successfully closed our maiden fund, ARCH Capital Asian Partners, LP, a 2007 vintage fund, with the goal of building a successful long-term business and one vision– To be the Partner of Choice in Asia.
Partnership is at the core of our strategy and corporate culture, and encompasses our clients who entrust their capital to us, our business partners who support our investment activities on the ground and our dedicated and experienced team of professionals operating throughout the region. This is especially important in the turbulent and uncertain times that we have witnessed, and continue to experience.
At ARCH Capital, we do not aspire to build the biggest private equity real estate organization. We strive to be the best of class in all that we do. Our size, Asian identity, investment/technical expertise and affiliation with a world-class emerging market asset management company as well as one of Asia’s best managed diversified business conglomerates, continues to differentiate us from our competitors.
Since our founding, we have established and built upon the track record, reputation and support from Ayala Group companies as a source of competitive strength and advantage. Building on the success of our 2007 maiden fund, our 2011 follow-on fundraising was supported by our current shareholder and partner, The Rohatyn Group, with its emerging markets-only private investing activities operating from offices on 5 continents. As importantly, Ayala Corp. continues to play a strategic role and remains committed to the ARCH investment platform. With TRG and Ayala Corp. as strategic partners and sponsors, ARCH Capital is uniquely positioned for the next phase of its development as an Asian property fund manager.
The ARCH Capital team has successfully adapted to the challenges of the business cycles in Asia as well as those from outside our region. We have seen, and will continue to see, significant changes in the competitive landscape on a global and regional scale, and the major shift in expectations and requirements of our clients arising from this ever-changing environment. With confidence in our origins and experience, we can say that our rigorous standards of investment underwriting, project and asset management, risk management discipline, corporate governance, investor communications and transparency position us strongly for market conditions in the coming years.
CEO & CIO, Portfolio Manager