Partners loses Asia VP – updated

Sascha Wagner will leave the firm’s Singapore office at the end of the year.

Partners Group vice president Sascha Wagner will leave the firm at the end of the year, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Wagner is a member of the secondaries team in Singapore. He joined Partners Group in 2007, after working as a junior business analyst at long-only equity portfolio manager Vontobel Asset Management AG in Zurich, according to his LinkedIn profile.

It was unclear what Wagner’s future plans were at press time.

Sascha Wagner
Sascha Wagner

Partners Group won’t replace Wagner directly, but plans to hire for its Asia secondaries team, a spokesperson said.

At the end of the year Partners Group is also due to lose one of its secondaries co-heads, Phillipp Schnyder. The secondaries team will continue to be led by Adam Howarth, who recently moved back to New York from Singapore.

Partners Group’s chief operating officer Jürg Wenger will also step down in early 2015 but will continue to advise the firm on office infrastructure and human capital initiatives.

The personnel changes come as Partners Group enters the market with its Partners Group Secondary 2015 fund, according to PEI’s Research and Analytics division.

This story has been updated to reflect that Adam Howarth has already moved back to New York from Singapore.