Fund Of Funds
Sebastiaan van den Berg, managing director and head of Asia at HarbourVest Partners, discusses his expectations for Australian deal flow, best practice for IPO exits, and co-investment opportunities...
LPs | 26 Feb 2014
Axiom Asia has followed a consistent approach in backing small to mid-market country funds in the Asia Pacific region. Chihtsung Lam, the firm’s co-founder and managing partner, explains the strategy
LPs | 29 Jan 2014
Swiss fund-of-funds Adveq has promoted Viswanathan Parameswar to executive director and chosen him to head the firm's Asia program.
Fund-of-funds | 10 Jan 2014 |
Fund-of-funds still have a significant role to play in Asia despite predictions of their demise in changing LP landscape, industry participants argued at the AVCJ Forum in Hong Kong.
Fund-of-funds | 13 Nov 2013 |
Japan's Mitsubishi Corp. has led the launch of a $300 million US energy-focused private equity fund-of-funds. Energy Opportunity Fund is expected to reach its target by September next year.
North Asia | 10 Oct 2013 |
Altius Associates, a private equity advisory and fund-of-funds firm, has appointed Peter Pfister as a partner and head of Asia Pacific.
People | 18 Sep 2013 |
As some global fund-of-funds struggle to raise funds, their renminbi counterparts are struggling to find a purpose – government-backed vehicles excepted. A more mature LP base should bring more demand
Fund-of-funds | 11 Sep 2013 |
Reports of the death of fund-of-funds in Asia are greatly exaggerated – but all industry participants are diversifying their product offerings to meet specific client demands. Is it still primarily a scale game?
Fund-of-funds | 26 Jun 2013 |
Castling Investment Group, a start-up alternatives investment advisory firm based in South Korea, has received its first external LP commitment – totaling $80 million – from a local museum foundation. The capital will be placed into a separate account...
North Asia | 21 Jun 2013 |
AlpInvest has confirmed that the head of its secondaries team in Hong Kong, Neal Costello, has left the company after less than a year in the role.
LPs | 19 Jun 2013 |
David Pierce, a partner at FLAG Squadron Asia and formerly head of the Squadron Capital team that merged with FLAG Capital last year, has resigned from the firm. Jacob Chiu, another partner, has also handed in his notice.
People | 06 Jun 2013 |
After a decade spent exploring the possibilities, Capital Dynamic concluded that best way for a global fund-of-funds manager to properly penetrate the Chinese market was "inside-out" - work with people in Beijing who come from Beijing. This is the rational...
Greater China | 17 Apr 2013 |
Switzerland-headquartered asset manager Capital Dynamics plans to launch a JPY15 billion ($154 million) Japan-focused fund-of-funds. A source familiar with the matter said Japanese corporate pension funds will be among the investors in the new vehicle,...
Fundraising | 16 Apr 2013 |
Continuity Capital, the Australian private markets asset manager, will expand its Asia credit business from its new office in Hong Kong, with demand for debt-based products in the region expected to remain robust.
Australasia | 11 Apr 2013 |
Capital Dynamics has partnered with China-focused fund-of-funds manager Diligence Capital in a bid to expand its geographic footprint in the world’s second-largest economy
Greater China | 09 Apr 2013 |
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Join us at the 11th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Australia and New Zealand Forum on 5-7 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to find out how funds of varying size are raising capital, sourcing deals and exits, as well as all you need to know to effectively navigate Australasia's changing alternative asset landscape.
After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
5-7 March 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney