Robert Petty

Robert Petty

Co-CEO and Co-CIO Fiera Capital (Asia)

Rob co-leads the Asian Division of Fiera Capital as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Fiera Capital (Asia). He is a member of the Asian Division’s Investment and Management Committees.

Prior to joining Fiera Capital through its acquisition of Clearwater Capital Partners, Rob was a co-founder and managing partner of Clearwater. Since founding Clearwater in 2001, Rob and his partner Amit Gupta have invested profitably across cycles, sectors and geographies, building an Asia-focused business that is one of the largest credit investing firms in the region today. Over his career, Rob has focused on Asia-dedicated credit investments, with broad expertise in direct lending, secondary credit and special situations strategies.

Rob’s principal responsibilities at Fiera Capital (Asia) encompass portfolio management, origination and overall management of the Asian Division. Prior to founding Clearwater, Rob worked as a capital committer in Asian credit for fifteen years at Lehman Brothers and Peregrine Fixed income, before moving to the investment side of the business working for Marc Lasry at Amroc Investments for three years.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Brown University and is based in Hong Kong. Rob sits on the Board of two Clearwater portfolio companies and also serves on the Board for non-profit organization EngenderHealth.