Edwin Wong is a Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the Ares SSG Group, and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. Additionally, Mr. Wong serves on the Ares SSG Investment Committee and is a Director of Ares SSG Hong Kong. Mr. Wong primarily focuses on investment activities, as well as overseeing strategic matters and business operations of Ares SSG. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr. Wong founded SSG Capital Management in 2009 and served as its Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, where he focused on special situations and private debt investments across Asia-Pacific, with a focus on China, India and South-East Asia. Mr. Wong was instrumental in the acquisition of distressed assets across Asia and which led to numerous restructuring situations. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers in Hong Kong from 1997 to 2008, where he ran their Asia Special Situations Group.

Mr. Wong started his career at Coopers & Lybrand, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994, and went on to join JP Morgan Securities Asia in Hong Kong. He is a founding member of the APAC Alternative Credit Council (ACC), which helps in developing the private credit markets in the region. Mr. Wong holds a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from Manchester Business School and the University of Wales.

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J.P. Morgan Asia Private Equity Conference

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

What's the outlook for the Asian Private Equity landscape? In an extraordinary year that still has much more in store, this exclusive online event brings together some of the leading figures in Asian Private Markets, who will share their insights on the trends to look for in the coming period and shed light on the sectoral winners and losers in a challenging environment.

Delivered via an online platform, the 2020 Conference will take place at a critical time in the investment cycle, and set out the trajectory for the Asian Private Equity landscape in the years to come.  
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