Tatsuya Ochi joined Partners Group in Tokyo on Tuesday as head of private equity directs Japan.
The position is new.
Mr. Ochi's appointment to lead Partners Group's private equity business there marks the firm's full-scale entry into the Japanese market, a spokesman for the firm said in an email. The private markets manager has had a Japan office since 2007.
The spokesman declined to provide details regarding Partners Group's assets under management in Japan. According to the email, the firm had $130.6 billion in assets under management globally as of June 30, which included $13.1 billion in new commitments garnered during the first half of the year.
Mr. Ochi was a principle in KKR's Tokyo office.
A KKR spokesman couldn't immediately be reached for comment.