Mr. F. T. Chong is a Managing Director and the Head of Direct Investments Group at Pinebridge Capital Partners, Inc. He is also a Managing Director and the Head of Direct Investments Group at AIG Global Investment Corp. (United States). Mr. Chong is also a Vice President at AIG Global Investment Corp. (United States). He is a Managing Director and Head of Direct Investments Group at PineBridge Investments. Mr. Chong joined the firm in 1998 and is based in New York. He currently leads the direct investments team which focuses on private equity and mezzanine investing in developed markets such as the United States and Europe. Mr. Chong has worked in buyouts and leveraged financing since 1981. Prior to joining the firm, He was an Executive Vice President for Business Development at the GT Group from 1994 to 1998. In the early 1990’s, Mr. Chong was a Founder and the Chief Financial Officer at Dynadx Technologies, Inc. Previously, he was the Head of the United States Leveraged Finance Group at Swiss Bank Corp. from 1981 to 1989 and participated in or led the financing for more than two dozen high profile leveraged buyouts and was the head of the $3 billion US leveraged finance group at Swiss Bank Corp. Mr. Chong is a Member of the Board of Directors at a number of companies including Fresh Direct, High Response Holdings, HIS, Tensar, FMC Cardiovascular Resources, and FieldTurf. He was a Member of the Investment Committee of APEN AG responsible for direct investments. Mr. Chong an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Malaya.