The Asia Group Capital Advisory Partners, LLC (TAG CAP) is a boutique capital advisory firm specializing in cross-border transactions across the Asia-Pacific region. The practice is anchored in Hong Kong and Washington D.C., and covers markets from the Mekong to the Potomac. The firm focuses on connecting private equity, multinational corporate, sovereign, and non-traditional sources of capital with leading technology, consumer, energy, and healthcare assets that reflect political, socioeconomic, and strategic dynamics at play throughout our core markets.
TAG CAP views the Asia-Pacific as an interconnected network of economic, political, and demographic changes. Drawing on unparalleled relationships and decades of experience in every leading and emerging market in Asia, TAG CAP identifies and executes unique investments for companies on both sides of the Pacific.
Roche co-founded the company with Dr. Kurt Campbell in 2014 to focus on the convergence of financial, geopolitical, and regulatory trends affecting cross-border transactions with Asia. He currently serves as the Co-Chairman of TAG CAP and continues to play an integral part in the firm’s growth as an expert voice on the Board.
Kurt M. Campbell
Founder and Co-Chairman
In addition to his Founder and Co-Chairman role at TAG CAP, Dr. Kurt M. Campbell is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Asia Group, LLC, a strategic advisory group specializing in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. He is also Chairman of the Center for a New American Security, a non-resident Fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center, a member of the Defense Policy Board, and sits on the Board of Directors for Standard Chartered PLC and the East-West Center. Prior to The Asia Group, Dr. Campbell served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, where he is widely credited as one of the key architects behind the “pivot to Asia” strategy. Secretary Clinton awarded him the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award. He also received an Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia as well as an Honorary Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Australia and New Zealand.
Dr. Campbell has served in many civic and government positions and is the author or editor of ten books, including the recently published The Pivot: The Future of American Statecraft in Asia. He received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California, San Diego, a certificate in music and political philosophy from the University of Erevan in Soviet Armenia, and his doctorate in international relations from Brasenose College at Oxford University where he was a Distinguished Marshall Scholar.