Forbes Private Capital Group Hong Kong News Reviews Alert: G2 and G2 Asia Announce Launch of Asia Operations of Forbes Private Capital Group

HONG KONG, Nov 11, 2010 — (ACN Newswire) — New York based G2 Investment Group (“G2”) and Hong Kong based G2 Asia, Limited today announced the launch of the Asia operations of Forbes Private Capital Group (“FPCG”), a powerful private investment network focused on identifying unique investment opportunities for leading families and institutional investors worldwide. FPCG is jointly owned by Forbes Media, LLC (“Forbes”) and G2, a firm which provides investment management, advisory and other financial services to sophisticated clients around the world.

G2 Asia, Limited and FPCG Asia are Hong-Kong based subsidiaries of G2 led by Norris Lam, Managing Partner and President of G2 Asia and FPCG Asia. Ms. Lam is a veteran finance professional with extensive experience in advisory, capital raising and strategic planning for private equity funds and businesses. FPCG Asia intends to apply for license with the Securities and Futures Commission in HK.

“I am thrilled to be bringing the resources and expertise of the Forbes Private Capital Group to investors and clients in Asia,” Ms. Lam said. “My team and I look forward to deepening our friendships and network to extend a powerful global brand devoted to private investments.”

FPCG is focused on assets that are tailored for highly sophisticated investors based on their risk and return appetite. In particular, the lingering effects of the global financial crisis present unprecedented opportunities for investment across markets and sectors.

The alliance between G2 and Forbes combines global distribution expertise with a world class financial services brand, creating a dynamic partnership with an unrivaled network of ultra high net worth and institutional investor relationships that will serve as an invaluable resource in the capital raising process.

“G2's investment management business is premised on accurate and sensible capital allocation and powerful distribution,” said Todd Morley, Founder and Chairman of G2 Investment Group. “The imprimatur of the globally recognized and respected Forbes brand on G2's seasoned capital raising team will take what is already extraordinary access and reach to a new level.”

FPCG Asia will celebrate its launch at a November 10 event in concert with the Asian Venture Capital Journal Forum: Asia’s Private Equity Week.

About G2 Investment Group

G2 Investment Group is an independent, privately-owned financial services firm established by Todd Morley and partners. G2 has over 50 professionals offering investment management, advisory, and other financial services to institutional and private clients around the world. Prior to founding G2, Morley was co-founder of Guggenheim Partners, a financial services firm with over $150 billion of assets under supervision and on whose Executive Committee he still sits.

About Forbes Media

Forbes Media encompasses Forbes and, the #1 business site on the Web that reaches on average more than 17 million people monthly. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia, which together reach a worldwide audience of more than 6 million readers. It also publishes ForbesLife and ForbesWoman magazines, in addition to licensee editions in China, Croatia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia and Turkey.

About Forbes Private Capital Group

FPCG is the leading independent global placement and advisory firm focusing on private partnerships in private equity, hedge funds, credit, real estate, real assets and opportunistic strategies in both developed and emerging markets. FPCG is led by Mr. Morley, Chairman of FPCG; Miguel Forbes, Vice Chairman; and David Conrod, Chief Executive Officer of FPCG and Co-Founder of G2.