The Dutch pension asset manager's Asia Pacific head of real estate says his team has just had one of its busiest years ever and that 2021 is looking similarly promising.
His fellow co-head, Andrew Morton, now takes sole control of that slot as Jotwani sets sail for Mumbai.
After an Indian investment banking push in the mid 1990's, followed by a quieter period, Lehman has now built a staff of 1,000 in Mumbai, where it focuses, inter alia, on developing infrastructure and research that support its front office businesses elsewhere.
Prior to heading international credit markets in Europe and Asia, Jotwani was head of Lehman's fixed income division in Asia. In his Japan days he was listed officially as one of the country's top 100 taxpayers.
In that role he masterminded the firm's high grade, high yield and distressed businesses in the Far East and was at the helm during the Asian financial crisis, before handing over to Hyung Lee.
Jotwani graduated from Delhi University in New Delhi and received an M.B.A. from Pace University.
A number of landmark deals, which saw Lehman appear regularly on Finance Asia's list of achievement award winners at the time, were personally spearheaded by Tarun Jotwani.
AsianInvestor describes why we chose the top funds across a series of key asset classes.
The RM82.64 billion ($20.6 billion) Malaysian Hajj fund, which recently completed a restructure, is looking to diversify globally but remains cautious of risky assets.
Mega players Nippon Life and Dai-ichi Life are looking for opportunities in higher-yield single-A US corporate bonds, which offer more appealing yields than stagnant domestic offerings.
The “lower for longer” monetary policy and stimulus packages, coupled with the rolling out of vaccine programmes favorably support real estate investing in the region, with offices and data centres presenting forward-looking opportunities.