Commonfund Capital expands team with new hire

Commonfund Capital has appointed Xiaonan Tian as associate director and head of its investment office in Beijing, China. Previously, Tian worked at The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation where she was senior vice president in structured banking.


Wilton, CT June 25, 2019 – Commonfund Capital, the private capital subsidiary of Commonfund, announced today the appointment of Xiaonan Tian as Associate Director and Head of its investment office in Beijing, China. Xiaonan will be responsible for the oversight of due diligence, manager selection, investment monitoring and portfolio construction for the firm’s private equity and venture capital investment management programs in the Asia-Pacific basin.

Xiaonan joins Commonfund Capital from The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) where she served as Senior Vice President in Structured Banking and built relationships with leading private equity and venture capital players across China. Before HSBC, she spent more than seven years with Deutsche Bank’s Private Equity arm in Singapore, where she was one of the founding members of Deutsche Bank’s Asia private equity team and helped build up the firm’s regional private equity investment and operation platform.

“Xiaonan brings significant experience in Asian private capital markets to Commonfund Capital along with a strong track record of managing investments and fostering relationships with private fund managers throughout the region,” said Miriam Schmitter, Head of ex-U.S. Private Equity for Commonfund Capital and a member of the Investment Committee.

Xiaonan holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of International Business and Economics in China and her MBA from Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg in Germany.

About Commonfund Capital
Commonfund Capital is a private capital solutions provider that invests with global partners into primarily small and mid-sized companies in growth markets and sectors with a focus on technology and industries in transition. Since its founding in 1988, it has managed over $16 billion of private capital commitments. Throughout the years, its mission has remained the same: seek to provide quality investment solutions in private equity, venture capital and natural resources through primaries, secondaries and co-investments.