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 50 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.


Macquarie Investment Markets Private Markets (MIMPM) established


Sydney office opened and 1st Private Equity investment


1st China Investment and Co-Investment


1st Secondary Investment


1st Institutional Client and Australian Fund of Fund


1st Separate Account Client


Hong Kong office opened


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


MIMPM awarded PEI Fund of Funds Manager of the Year Asia


Roc Partners established following a management buyout of the MIMPM business


1st Separate Account at Roc Partners


1st Asia Pacific Fund as Roc Partners


1st Agriculture Investment


Established specialist direct investment team


Shanghai office opened


Melbourne office opened


UNPRI Signatory


Awarded Agri Investor Fund Manager of the Year - Global and APAC


Awarded Agri Investor Deal of the Year - APAC (Flavorite)

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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