Our History

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Our History

Roc Partners is a leading alternative investment manager specialising in private markets in the Asia Pacific region. Roc Partners was established as an independent, alternative investment management firm following the management buy-out of Macquarie Group’s private markets business unit by its senior executives in June 2014. The Roc Partners business has been in continuous operation since 1996^ with over 35 staff located across Sydney, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Shanghai. Roc Partners has one of the largest and most experienced alternative investment teams in the Asia Pacific region.

Our clients are primarily sophisticated institutional investors including:

 

  • Pension/ Superannuation Funds
  • Insurance Funds
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Endowments
  • Family Offices
  • Private Wealth Management Firms

^The management buy-out was of Macquarie Group’s private markets business unit (formerly known as Macquarie Investment Management Private Markets (“MIMPM”)) which was established in 1996. Whilst the majority of the senior MIMPM team are now part of Roc Partners, some senior team members did not join Roc Partners.

1996

Macquarie Investment Markets Private Markets (MIMPM) established

1996

Sydney office opened and 1st Private Equity investment

1996

1st China Investment and Co-Investment

1997

1st Secondary Investment

1998

1st Institutional Client and Australian Fund of Fund

2003

1st Separate Account Client

2006

Hong Kong office opened

2007

1st Asia Pacific Fund of Fund, India Investment and Japan Investment

2013

MIMPM awarded PEI Fund of Funds Manager of the Year Asia

2014

Roc Partners established following a management buyout of the MIMPM business

2015

1st Separate Account at Roc Partners

2016

1st Asia Pacific Fund as Roc Partners

2017

1st Agriculture Investment

2018

Established specialist direct investment team

2019

Shanghai office opened

How did we get our name?

We wanted something that was relevant to the investment management industry but also symbolised our vision, strength and commitment to delivering on our objectives for our clients.

 

The Roc is a mythological bird of prey, akin to a giant eagle that had the capability to sweep away large prey many times its size. It would take vision, strength and commitment to do so. The name “Roc” is also by coincidence an acronym for one of the fundamental objectives in investing: consistently providing an appropriate Return on Capital.

 

Developing long term trusted partnerships that create value for our clients is Roc Partners number one objective.

 

Bringing Roc and Partnership together gives us Roc Partners.

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