Shane Forster is Head of Barings’ Asia-Pacific Private Finance Group and a member of the group’s Asia-Pacific Private Finance Investment Committee. He is responsible for leading a team that originates, underwrites and manages private credit investments in the developed Asia-Pacific region. Shane has worked in the industry since 1995 and his experience has encompassed leverage and acquisition finance, and structured finance. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, he worked for AMP Capital Investors as the head of the Asian Private Debt business where he was responsible for managing a team that originated, arranged and invested in mezzanine and related private debt financings across developed countries throughout Asia. He was also a member of the AMP Capital Private Debt investment committee. Before AMP, he held origination, underwriting and senior credit positions at BNP Paribas Investment Bank, AIB Capital Markets and Westpac Institutional Bank and has been based in both Europe and Australia. Shane holds a B.B.Ec. in Economics & Finance (with distinction) from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and has also undertaken the Investment Management Programme at the London Business School, completing Equity and Debt Portfolio management units.