Thomas Liu was one of the founding members of Standard Chartered Bank’s Principal Finance Real Estate group in 2010 and joined Actis in 2018 when the business was acquired from the bank. He leads the teams in Shanghai, Seoul and Hong Kong that have completed over USD700 million in opportunistic real estate investments in China and Korea, working with leading developers and high quality operating partners.
Prior to Actis, Thomas has accumulated over two decades of pan-Asian direct investment and advisory experience. He started his career with the Shangri-La group, working on hotel pre-opening projects across Southeast Asia and China. He then joined PKF Consulting and advised Asian developers and owners on projects from India to Indonesia and the Philippines and China.
In 1998 he joined the Koos Group and, for nine years, took on different leadership roles in financial advisory as well as direct investment functions in Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea and China for this leading Asian family group. Thomas moved to Beijing in 2004 when he took over the leadership of a real estate development business controlled by the Koos, completed and sold projects including offices, high end residential, hotel and serviced apartments in the greater Beijing and Shanghai areas. He then joined Aetos Capital in 2007 as one of the senior members of the China investment team before joining Standard Chartered Bank in 2010.
Actis is a leading growth markets investor. With a growing portfolio of investments across Asia, Africa and Latin America it has raised US$15bn since inception.
A 70 year heritage, a proven track record and experience built through specialisation and pattern recognition makes Actis the partner of choice for investors, management teams, entrepreneurs and governments alike.
Applying developed market disciplines to emerging markets, an established team of c. 120 investment professionals in ten countries identify investment opportunities in private equity, energy, infrastructure, and real estate.
Actis targets consistent superior returns across asset classes over the long-term, bringing financial and social benefits to investors, consumers and communities. We believe values drive value. For more information, please visit www.act.is.