Oppenheimer Generations, the family office of former De Beers chairman Nicky Oppenheimer, is setting up a unit in Singapore to tap the increasing affluence in the Asian region.
The move is expected to help the Africa-based firm in widening its exposure to Asia and drive investment between both regions.
Oppenheimer Generations ex-chief of staff Collevecchio will lead the Singapore operations, Bloomberg reported.
Collevecchio will be joined by Yi Ling Ong, who was previously the investment head for Temasek’s Asian unit.
“Over the next 20 or 30 years, the synergies between Africa and Asia are going to be substantial. We want to be here at the start of that journey. We want to be here at the start of that journey,” Collevecchio has been quoted by the news agency as saying in an interview.
Oppenheimer Generations is said to represent a branch of the dynasty that set up mining giant Anglo American in 1917.
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Anglo American later become the major shareholder in diamond firm De Beers, after acquiring a 40% stake from Oppenheimers.
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