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Altius Associates has appointed two senior associates to its global investment team. Jeffrey Kopocis will be based in Richmond, Va., office and Arnaud Garel-Galais will be based in the London office.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. has hired Diane Raposio as a director to work in its client coverage and capital markets teams in Australia, Reuters reported. Raposio previously worked at Deutsche Bank. The hire comes as private equity firms around Asia are expanding their debt product teams to fill a gap left by retreating European banks. KKR also has hired Hirofumi Hirano from AlixPartners Asia to serve as its chief executive officer of KKR Japan as it expands its presence in the country, writes Reuters. Shusaku Minoda, the current chief executive of the local unit, will become chairman of KKR Japan, KKR said in a statement.