TPG has an international staff of approximately 900 employees, operating professionals, senior advisors, and field ops advisors. The number of investment professionals globally is approximately 475, that includes operating professionals, fundraising, Central team, public relations and excludes interns, as of 12/31/16. Field ops advisors are primarily non-employee advisors fully dedicated to TPG and senior advisors are primarily non-employee advisors with varying time commitments. Our back and middle office professionals include, among other things, finance, HR, legal and compliance, IT/business solutions, office administration and support.
TPG is very focused on strengthening the firm given the diversification of our business and growing success and momentum in our investment strategy and fundraising. In 2016, one notable addition to the firm leadership was the elevation of Joann Harris to TPG Chief Compliance Officer. In addition, TPG launched three new businesses including PACE Holdings, Arrow Ridge Capital, and The Rise Fund.