Belos Capital (Asia) Limited


Belos Capital (Asia) Limited ("Belos Capital") was founded by a team of four executives with a wealth of industry experience, professional knowledge and complementary skill sets. Our diverse, experienced and balanced management team is what clearly differentiates Belos Capital from other non-performing loan ("NPL") asset management companies in this region.

Hanson WONG
Chief Executive Officer

Hanson Wong is the Chief Executive Officer of Belos Capital (Asia) Limited. Hanson previously served as the head of the Risk Management Group for Arrow Financial Services LLC (A Sallie Mae Company) that invested over USD 2 billion in capital for over USD 25 billion in face value of receivables. Hanson was instrumental in developing Arrow's debt purchase platform in the U.S., Canada and Europe and in Arrow's structured finance business in New York.

Prior to joining Arrow Financial New York Office in 2002, Hanson had spent 4 years in proprietary investing, strategic developing and restructuring in Hong Kong before earning his MBA degree (with distinction) from Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2001. While at Thunderbird, he also worked as the Asia-Pacific Strategy Consultant for MasterCard Worldwide Co-branding Group. Hanson earned his BA from Beijing Normal University, China and MPAcc from Monash University, Australia. He is a CFA charter holder and an FRM. He is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese.

Besides his professional life, Hanson actively volunteered at New Life Methodist Church at Woodhaven New York and in New York Cares during his time in the US. Currently, Hanson mentors many students in both US and China.


Mr. Lavin currently serves as the Chairman of Belos Capital (Asia) Ltd. Belos Capital is based in Hong Kong and is a leader in the Asian non-performing loan market. Mr. Lavin is the President of Javlin Partners, LLC. Javlin is a US-based investment firm which invests in and finances non-performing consumer assets throughout the world. Mr Lavin also currently serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of Velum Credit Management - Brazil. Velum is a leader in the Brazilian non-performing consumer loan market. Mr. Lavin is an Advisory Board member of Arrow Global. Arrow Global is based in London where it is a leader in the UK and selected European non-performing consumer loan markets. He is also an active Advisory board member of Parthenon Capital - a Private Equity firm focusing on the middle market.

Previously in his career, Mr Lavin served as an Executive Vice President of Sallie Mae and the CEO of its Asset Performance Group (APG) until September 2008. As the CEO of the APG division, he led Sallie Mae's principal and structured finance units, international non-performing consumer asset management functions and its collection activities. He joined Sallie Mae in 2004 as part of the acquisition of Arrow Financial Services LLC, one of the most successful non-performing loan investors, where he served as president and CEO from 1994 to 2008. Arrow Financial Services was recognized on the INC. 500 list as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America and by Chicago Crains as one of the Largest Privately Held Companies in Chicago for four straight years. In June 2003, Mr. Lavin won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Illinois, in the Financial Services category.

Prior to leading Arrow Financial Services, Mr Lavin held management positions at Citibank, Drexel Burnham Lambert and Bankers Trust in New York, London and Chicago, where he gained experience in banking, capital markets, international finance, derivative markets and cash/treasury management. Mr. Lavin received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Mr. Lavin currently serves on the Dean's Advisory Board at University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Business. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Thunderbird's Center for Global Entrepreneurship. He is a regular university guest lecturer on Entrepreneurship. Mr. Lavin is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Osa Foundation. Osa is a private foundation which focuses on improving urban education. He is also on the MicroVest Funding Advisory Council. MicroVest is an active participant in the global Micro Lending arena. He is also on the Advisory Board of NextStreet, a merchant bank, which provides financial services to small businesses in the US inner city market.

Jeff Chen
Board Member

Jeff Chen is a Certified Public Accountant having over 20 years of experience in the capital markets. After seven years of public accounting and structured finance at Arthur Andersen and Coopers & Lybrand, Jeff headed up the structuring and analytics group at ContiFinancial Corporation, a specialty finance company and issuer of mortgage (residential and commercial) and asset-backed securities. The first ten years of his professional career was heavily geared towards mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities structuring, model-building, and fixed income analysis along with database management and design, financial statement preparation and business plan forecasting.

Jeff joined Arrow Financial Services in 1999, founding the risk management and asset management teams. He successfully blended rigorous database management and statistical methods with a hands-on approach to consumer receivables collections and servicing. He most recently served as the President of Arrow Financial Services, N.A. and Vice President of Sallie Mae.

Jeff is a certified Bikram Yoga instructor, running two yoga studios with his wife in Austin, Texas. He also maintains a martial arts practice in kendo, the "way of the sword." Jeff credits the application of these disciplined practices as strong pillars to success in the financial world.

Anthony Wong
Board Member

Anthony Wong is the founder and director of Woo, Chow, Wong & Partners, an award-winning and leading architectural firm in Asia. He received his Bachelor's in Architecture from the University of Oregon and Master's in Architecture from the University of Washington. He is an active member in a number of professional societies including the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Australian Institute of Architects, the British Institute of Arbitration and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitration.

Anthony currently serves on the Board of Advisors at the University of Oregon. In 2000, he founded Project Torch which, over the years, has served to sponsor over 600 underprivileged students to attend universities in China.