Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

Guang Yang, Executive Chairman

Guang Yang has been the Executive Chairman of our Board since November 2018 and is the President and Chief Executive Officer of BrightSphere. Previously, Mr. Yang was the Managing Partner of H Plus Capital, a private market investment management firm, which he formed in August 2018. Mr. Yang is the Founder and Chairman of Finergy Capital, a Beijing-based private equity fund, since October 2010. Mr. Yang served as the President of HNA Capital US from January 2016 through December 2017 and President of HNA Group Americas from January 2018 through August, 2018. Mr. Yang is also a former CEO of Finergy Capital. Mr. Yang previously spent 15 years as an Executive Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst at Franklin Templeton Investments Global Equities. He also served as the Chairman for Franklin Templeton China. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments, he worked as a Research Scientist at Harvard Medical School and at Massachusetts General Hospital. Mr. Yang holds a B.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China, a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Australian National University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Yang is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Robert Chersi, Lead Independent Director

Robert J. Chersi has been a member of our Board since 2016. Mr. Chersi has been with Pace University since 2013, currently serving as the Executive Director for its Center for Global Governance, Reporting & Regulation, as well as an adjunct professor in its Department of Finance & Economics. In addition, since 2013, Mr. Chersi has served as the Helpful Executive in Reach (HEIR) in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Rutgers University, and has acted in an advisory capacity to financial services industry clients as an individual as well as thru Chersi Services LLC, which he founded in 2014. Prior to joining Pace, Mr. Chersi was a member of the Executive Committee and Chief Financial Officer of Financial Services at Fidelity Investments in Boston, from 2008 to 2012. While at Fidelity, as CFO Mr. Chersi led the finance, compliance, risk management, business consulting and strategic new business development functional organizations. From 1988 to 2008, Mr. Chersi served in numerous positions at UBS AG, including CFO of U.S. Wealth Management and Deputy CFO of Global Wealth Management and Business Banking. Mr. Chersi had several executive leadership positions while at UBS, including service on the UBS AG Group Managing Board from 2004 to 2008, which played an important role in developing and implementing the firm’s direction, values and principles and in promoting its global culture. Mr. Chersi currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Pace University Lubin School of Business. He has held the Certified Public Accountant designation, and is a 1983 graduate of Pace University, where he earned a BBA in Accounting, summa cum laude.

Maliz Beams, Director

Ms. Beams served as the CEO of Retirement Solutions at Voya, the nation’s largest publicly traded retirement platform (Defined Contribution and Retirement Record Keeping platform) from 2011 until 2015. During her time at Voya, she helped lead the company’s spinoff from ING and facilitated the turnaround of 12 businesses that accounted for nearly two-thirds of Voya’s ongoing operating earnings. More recently, Ms. Beams served as Counselor at the Department of State from June 2017 to December 2017. She also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the New England Aquarium during 2017. Prior to its recent sale, Ms. Beams was a Board Member, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Risk and Compensation Committees of Cetera Financial Group, an investment advice platform and the second largest family of independent broker-dealers in the U.S. She is currently an Advisory Board Member to Vestigo Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on fintech companies, and also serves on Columbia Business School’s Executive Advisory Board, Financial Studies. Ms. Beams holds a B.A. in English from Boston College, a CCS in Strategic Planning from Harvard University and an MBA in Marketing & Finance from Columbia University, Graduate School of Business.

Andrew Kim, Director

Andrew Kim is currently a Senior Vice President at Paulson & Co. Inc., an SEC registered investment management company, which he joined in July 2009. Prior to working at Paulson & Co. Inc., Mr. Kim was an analyst at Perry Capital from September 2005 to July 2007 and at Goldman Sachs from July 2004 to September 2005. Mr. Kim received his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

Reginald Love, Director

Mr. Love has served as a Partner at RON Transatlantic EG (“Transatlantic”), an international financial holding company with private equity investments in the financial services, logistics, energy, industrial and beer sectors in the United States, Latin America and Europe. Mr. Love’s work focuses on financial services and energy investments at Transatlantic. Prior to joining Transatlantic, Mr. Love served in the Executive Office of the President of the United States and as a personal aide to President Obama from 2007-2011. Mr. Love graduated from Duke University in 2005 and holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the Board of Directors of, Providence Day School, TeamWorks and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.

John Paulson, Director

John Paulson currently serves as President of Paulson & Co, Inc., an SEC registered investment management company, and has served in this role since the firm was founded in 1994. Prior to founding Paulson & Co, Mr. Paulson was a general partner of Gruss Partners and a managing director in mergers and acquisitions at Bear Stearns. Mr. Paulson received his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and his undergraduate degree from New York University.

Barbara Trebbi, Director

Barbara Trebbi has been a member of our Board since 2018. Ms. Trebbi is the former General Partner and co-managing partner at Mercator Asset Management, L.P. (“Mercator”), serving from 2000 until October 2017. Ms. Trebbi started her career in 1988 as an international equity research analyst at Mackenzie Investment Management Inc., and progressed over 12 years to become head of international equities. She has over 30 years of international investment experience. Ms. Trebbi is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of South Florida, where she served as President from 1994 to 1995. She also serves on a number of non-profit boards related to primary, secondary and higher education. She has a Graduate Diploma from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.S. degree from the University of Florida.

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Committee Composition

Robert Chersi - Chair
Maliz Beams - Member
Barbara Trebbi - Member
Barbara Trebbi - Chair
Maliz Beams - Member
Robert Chersi - Member
Andrew Kim - Member
Reginald Love - Member
John Paulson - Chair
Robert Chersi - Member
Reginald Love - Member
Barbara Trebbi - Member

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