Fund Of Funds
New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF) made its first direct China commitment in 2011, investing $100 million in Hony Capital’s fifth fund. Over the preceding years, the LP fashioned...
Fundraising | 22 Apr 2015 |
Global fund-of-funds are looking to scale up and become more diversified, while many of their smaller counterparts are pursuing niche strategies. Is the model in a state of decline or a state of revolution?
Fund-of-funds | 15 Apr 2015 |
Asia Alternatives Management has closed $1.8 billion in new commitments from LPs, comprising $1 billion for co-mingled fund-of-funds and $800 million in separately managed accounts.
Fundraising | 15 Apr 2015 |
Sebastiaan van den Berg, Asia-based managing director with HarbourVest Partners, has left the firm after 10 years.
People | 10 Apr 2015 |
Healthcare-focused Vivo Capital has attracted increasing attention from LPs for its hybrid focus on the US and China. As testament to this, its latest fund - Vivo Capital Fund VIII - closed at $750 million after nine months in the market, with demand...
Greater China | 25 Mar 2015 |
Markus Ableitinger has resigned from his position of managing director and co-head of Asia Pacific investment management at Capital Dynamics after more than 10 years with the firm.
People | 06 Mar 2015 |
Co-investment could represent the next bubble for global private equity says Erik Hirsch, global CIO for global fund-of-funds Hamilton Lane.
Fund-of-funds | 15 Jan 2015 |
George Anson, a London-based managing director with HarbourVest Partners, on the importance of customization, scale and diversification in creating a sustainable global fund-of-funds business
Fund-of-funds | 07 Jan 2015
Auda is scaling up its operations in Asia, opening a Shanghai office and making several new hires. CEO Ernest Boles, Head of Asia Jacob Chiu, and Managing Director Lucian Wu explain how they are addressing the opportunity
Fund-of-funds | 17 Dec 2014
Tommy Yip, partner and head of North Asia at Emerald Hill Capital Partners, has resigned from his position. He is expected to form a new China-focused fund-of-funds.
People | 26 Nov 2014 |
Auda International has appointed Eunseok So, formerly of FLAG Squadron Asia, as a senior vice president in its Hong Kong office.
People | 14 Nov 2014 |
Hemal Mirani, head of Asia investor relations at CVC Capital Partners, will join HarbourVest Partners as a managing director. She previously spent over 11 years at HarbourVest before leaving in 2009 for the role at CVC.
People | 13 Nov 2014 |
Lucian Wu, previously co-head of Asia at Paul Capital Partners, has joined Auda as a managing director.
People | 07 Nov 2014 |
Pantheon has won a EUR100 million ($124 million) mandate from Valtion Eläkerahasto (VER), the Finnish state pension fund, for investments across Asia and emerging markets.
Fund-of-funds | 07 Nov 2014 |
International Finance Corporation (IFC) wants to raise a $750 million to $1 billion for an emerging markets-focused fund-of-funds with a final close pegged for the end of this year or early 2015.
Fundraising | 15 Jul 2014 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo