Blue Pool Capital gets a new start

Wed Jun 20, 2012

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Alexander West
After eight years at the helm of Hong Kong-based Blue Pool Capital, co-founder Alexander West is taking on more responsibility rather than less. Starting at the beginning of 2011, West was reinstated as the sole risk taker, making all the firm’s investment decisions. The choice to go "back to square one" has been a change for the better as well as a learning experience.

Named after a street in Hong Kong’s Happy Valley district, Blue Pool Capital was started in 2004. Alexander West and Joe Tsai, who previously worked together at Investor AB’s Asian investment operations, launched Blue Pool’s flagship fund, the Absolute Partner Fund, in 2004 with $9 million in seed money from their own pockets. Today, the team has about $50 million invested with the fund.

West spent the 1990s with Investor AB, the investment vehicle of the Wallenberg family,...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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