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Managing Director - Asia Investments at The Church Pension Fund
Eric Mason is a Managing Director of The Church Pension Fund. He joined the Church Pension Fund in 2009 as the head of the Fund’s new Asian office based in Hong Kong and has been based in Asia for almost 25 years. Mr. Mason and his team are responsible for the Fund’s investments in Asia across all asset classes with a focus on private equity, real estate and hedge funds. The team manages over $1.2 billion in investments in Asian based managers.
Prior to joining the Fund, Mr. Mason was the head for the Carlyle Group’s Asia Leverage Finance Fund and before that spent 13 years at JPMorgan most recently as Asian regional head of Leveraged Finance. In these roles, Mr. Mason has developed experience in structuring, underwriting and investing in private equity and credit transactions. Mr. Mason first came to Asia in 1990 to teach in China with Princeton-in-Asia and before that worked in Washington DC for U.S. Senator Bill Bradley.Mr. Mason received a B.A. in International Relations and Economics from the University of Delaware and earned a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Mr. Mason speaks Mandarin Chinese.
The Church Pension Fund is a private tax exempt organization based in New York City with approximately US$12 billion in assets under management. The Fund has been in continuous operation since 1917 and provides pension benefits to those serving the Episcopal Church. The Church is an extensive investor in alternative assets and has been investing with many of the global leaders in venture capital and private equity for decades.