Daniel Auerbach is the Managing Partner of Eight Roads Capital Advisors (Hong Kong) Limited, the Asia Pacific Private Equity and Venture investing arm of FIL Limited (formerly Fidelity International Ltd), an affiliate of one of the world’s largest, independent, privately held money management firms.
Mr. Auerbach has held this role since 1994, representing a significant component of his 30 years in Asia as an early pioneer and leader in the development of Asia’s Private Equity industry. Through his business involvement Mr. Auerbach is associated with the establishment of some of the region’s most successful independent businesses in the areas of the internet, IT out-sourcing, software, media, telecommunications, education, business-process outsourcing, infrastructure, health care services, bio-chemistry research services, bio-technology and bio-pharma development and distribution. Mr. Auerbach has held key board roles with a multitude of companies, including the Alibaba Group, Wuxi Pharmatech, AsiaInfo, Asia Renal Care and several others. He continues to serve on a number of Boards of Asia’s leading emerging businesses. Mr. Auerbach is a member of Fidelity’s Senior Leadership throughout Asia Pacific.
Prior to 1994 for a period spanning over 7 years, Mr. Auerbach was a Partner at Arral and Partners, one of Asia’s first independent private equity firms, based in Hong Kong. Among other things Arral and Partners was the founding investor in the Aman Resorts Hotel Group, where Mr. Auerbach played a key role in its global development since its establishment in 1987. From 1980-1985 Mr. Auerbach was based in Boston working at Fidelity as an equity analyst and portfolio management assistant to Peter Lynch, the manager of the Fidelity Magellan Fund.
Apart from his business activities, Mr. Auerbach is a member of various international and local businesses, philanthropic and civic organisations. He is a Trustee of Hong Kong‘s World Wildlife Fund; A Trustee of the Hong Kong Plastic Oceans Foundation; A member of the Board of Overseers at the Morningside College, Asia’s first liberal arts college based in Hong Kong; A member of the Presidential Advisory Board of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Mr. Auerbach also plays a primary role in leading a multitude of initiatives on behalf of the Fidelity Charitable Foundations.
In 2000, Mr. Auerbach was nominated by the World Economic Forum as one of its Young Global Leaders.
Mr. Auerbach holds a B.A from Dartmouth College (1980) in economics and foreign languages and an M.B.A. from The Harvard Business School in Boston. Mr. Auerbach lives in Hong Kong.