Peter Pfister joined Altius Associates as the private equity and real assets investment firm's head of Asia-Pacific.
Mr. Pfister's role is an expanded one, reflecting an upgrade of Altius' operations in Singapore — contingent on regulatory approval — from an investment research office to a full-service office, capable of both fund management and marketing, said John Hess, the firm's London-based executive chairman, in an e-mail.
Brad Young, Altius' Richmond, Va.-based co-CEO and head of investments, had been the firm's de facto interim head of Asia since Pawan Chaturvedi left in late 2012 to become senior investment director at the UCLA Investment Co.
Mr. Pfister was Asia-Pacific head of Deutsche Bank's private equity business. A Singapore-based spokesman for Deutsche Bank didn't immediately have information on plans to replace Mr. Pfister.