Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Fiera Asia
Rob was appointed as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer – Fiera Asia in September 2023 and is a member of the Global Leadership team. He brings over 40 years of investment management experience to the firm and is now focused on growing the firm and brand internationally, from clients to partners, from new products to new teams. He continues to serve actively in his investment committeeroles on multiple Fiera Credit Funds.
Rob’s career has been predominately Managing Partner of Clearwater Capital Partners, which he founded, together with Amit Gupta, in 2001 after the Asia Financial Crisis. Clearwater grew to be one of Asia’s largest credit businesses. In 2018, Fiera Capital acquired the entire business and team. Today, it is an integral part of Fiera Capital’s diverse Private Markets investment teams.
Rob has been a long-standing capital allocator since 1986, principally across the full spectrum of publicand private credit. He has built, grown, and led investment teams, distribution teams, and a fully SEC–registered business for years. Rob has been and continues to be an active board member and Chair for multiple businesses. He worked as a trader for Lehman Brothers in the 1980s and 1990s and moved to the buyside at Avenue Capital where he worked with Marc Lasry for three years, establishing his Asia Distressed business from 1998 to 2001. Rob has also chaired two non-profit organizations to which he remains committed: GPCA (Global Private Capital Association) and EngenderHealth, which is dedicated to improving Women’s Reproductive Health worldwide. He graduated from Brown University with a BA in Political Science.