* Mumbai Affiliate Office
Peter Cairns
Chief Operating Officer
 
As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Cairns is responsible for all non-investing activities of the SSG Group, including Operations, Accounting, Compliance, Human Resources, IT, administration and Risk Management.
 
He has close to thirty years’ experience of working and managing corporate and investment support functions. During his career he has gained significant knowledge and experience in managing operational risk and developing sound operational controls and processes.
 
Mr. Cairns joined SSG from Wellington Management Company, where he was the Asia Regional Director of Investment Administration, responsible for managing the investment support functions in the Wellington offices in Hong Kong, Sydney and Singapore. While at Wellington, Mr. Cairns held the role as Chairman of the Wellington Hong Kong Management Committee. Prior to this, he held the role of Asia Regional Chief Operating Officer at Baring Asset Management for ten years, from 1996 to 2006, where he was responsible for managing all the investment and corporate support functions. He started his career with Barings in the UK in 1987.
 
Mr. Cairns is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales and has a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Economics from the University of York.