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SuperReturn China
Running next in 2025
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Xiaonan Tian
Director & Head of China Office at Commonfund Capital


Xiaonan Tian, Head of China Office, Commonfund Capital

Xiaonan Tian is a member of Emerging Markets team at Commonfund Capital and heading the China office. She is mainly responsible for the oversight of due diligence, manager selection, investment monitoring and portfolio construction for the firm’s private equity and venture capital investment management programs in the Asia-Pacific basin. Xiaonan has been engaged in private equity and venture capital investments since 2008, started with fund of funds practice at Sal. Oppenheim Private Equity Partners in Germany and later joined Deutsche Bank Singapore (APAC Headquarter), engaged in investments across different geographies with a focus on Asia, especially China. Before joining Commonfund, she worked with HSBC in China as Senior Vice President responsible for sponsors coverage strategy.

Xiaonan received a B.A. from University of International Business and Economics and a Master’s Degree from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.

About Commonfund Capital

Commonfund Capital, Inc. (“Commonfund Capital”) is a global private capital solutions provider. Commonfund Capital invests with value-creating partners into primarily small- and mid-sized companies. Since Commonfund Capital’s founding in 1988, its mission has remained the same: to provide quality investment solutions in private equity, venture capital and real assets and sustainability. Through commingled investment partnerships and customized separate accounts, Commonfund Capital offers investors intentionally designed private capital portfolios constructed with primary investments, secondaries and co-investments and builds investment programs by partnering with underlying managers that it believes are among the world’s leading private capital firms.

Commonfund Capital is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of The Commonfund for Nonprofit Organizations, with offices in Wilton, CT; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; London, UK; and Beijing, China. All securities are distributed through Commonfund Securities, Inc., a member of FINRA. For additional information about Commonfund Capital, please contact


Commonfund was founded in 1971 as an independent asset management firm with a grant from the Ford Foundation. Today, Commonfund provides investment solutions to sophisticated investors through two affiliates. Commonfund Capital is a global private capital manager with over 30 years of experience offering a full suite of private investment strategies to sophisticated investors, both nonprofit and for-profit; and Commonfund Asset Management Company provides outsourced CIO services designed for nonprofit institutions using investment sub-advisers for discretionary and non-discretionary engagements. All securities are distributed through Commonfund Securities, Inc., a member of FINRA.

Agenda Sessions

  • Understanding investors’ sentiment