Pretium Partners has made two senior hires in the expansion of its business development activities.
Jayme Han and Craig Matthew joined as managing directors and bringing decades of collective leadership, investment relations experience from across Europe, Asia and Australia.
Han is based in Seoul, South Korea and was most recently executive director of corporate finance for Jones Lang Lasalle. Prior to that she was head of alternatives at Tongyang Life Insurance, which is Korea’s fifth largest life insurer and earlier in her career she was one of the founding members of the alternatives business — and its first dedicated real assets specialist — for the National Pension Service.
Matthew joins Pretium in Sydney from Asia Principal Capital and Morpheus Ventures, where he served as director in the private market investor relations group. With three decades of experience, he brings experience in working with a wide range of investor types. Before joining Asia Principal Capital, he was director of institutional relationships at Capital Group Companies, where he played a role in establishing its first office in Sydney.
“As Pretium continues to expand our client base globally and deploy growing capital across our real estate and credit strategies, Asia and Australia represent important strategic markets and opportunities for growth,” said Don Mullen, founder and CEO of Pretium.
The move follows the $50 billion firm’s recent expansion into the Middle East. Pretium’s investment strategy centers on U.S. residential real estate, residential credit and corporate credit.
In April, Pretium closed its latest fund at $1.7 billion, or nearly twice the size of its previous residential credit fund, receiving capital from insurance companies, pension plans and wealth managers.