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Yorkville Advisors expands Asia team

The US-based alternative investment manager hires Barton Lee to focus on originating and structuring transactions in Korea and other Asian markets.

US-based alternative investment firm Yorkville Advisors has strengthened its Asia team in Hong Kong. Barton Lee has joined Yorkville Advisors HK Limited as senior vice-president from Morgan Stanley, where he was most recently a vice-president for global capital markets. Headquartered in New Jersey, Yorkville Advisors manages around $950 million in assets.

Yorkville Advisors is a relatively new entrant to Asia, having set up its Hong Kong office only in September 2008 to gain a presence in the region and get better access to investment opportunities here. The Hong Kong office received its licensing approval from the Securities and Futures Commission in March 2009.

Lee's primary focus will be on originating...

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