IFM Investors has moved from fund-of-funds through co-investment to a direct approach designed to meet its superannuation fund clients’ concerns about access, cost, and transparency. Is it working?
GIC Private is an example of a sovereign wealth fund that has developed wide-ranging private equity capabilities. More of its peers have been boosting exposure to alternatives, highlighting the prospect of increased direct investment, but establishing...
Growth-stage technology has become an attractive investment theme for international LPs and GPs, with both groups planning to increase allocations and devote more resources to the sector, according to a private markets survey conducted by Hamilton...
A newly launched private equity vehicle under the Japan Post brand is being hailed as a validation of the asset class domestically. It could be a critical juncture for the development of local technology markets
India’s latest Union Budget promises strong support for domestic entrepreneurs and venture capital investors, but provides few specific measures to benefit the private equity industry.
Japan Post Bank and Japan Post Insurance have agreed to form a joint asset management company that will make direct private equity investments, mostly in partnership with GPs.
Despite favorable regulatory moves in recent years, Indian financial institutions remain reluctant to invest in private equity. Investors see room for optimism, but they know they are in for a long wait
Veronica John, a longstanding emerging markets investor, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 53.
Christopher Ailman, CIO of California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) discusses fund sizes, the attractions and limitations of Asia, the problems of listed PE, and the need for fee reform
Overseas institutional LPs – in particular those willing to write larger checks – have found it difficult to access Asia's private equity market, industry participants told the HKVCA Asia Private Equity Forum.
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) – the world’s largest pool of retirement savings – has awarded a global infrastructure fund-of-funds mandate to StepStone Group.
Pantheon has promoted Alex Wilmerding, who is responsible for client relationships across Asia Pacific and also sits on the regional investment team, to partner.
Victor Fung played a key role in the development of venture capital and private equity in Asia, and of AVCJ itself. He looks back at how the various pieces fell into place
A selection of the transfers, promotions, arrivals and departures in the private equity community in 2017
From China to Australia and secondaries to venture debt, industry participants share their perspectives on the year to come for fundraising, investments and exits
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, is considering a commitment of up to $20 million in the third India-focused vehicle of Lighthouse Funds.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has invested HK$1.9 billion ($248 million) in a Hong Kong-based warehousing joint venture with logistics operator Goodman Group.
LPs still find India an attractive market for investments, but fund managers must actively pursue them and make the case for their strategies.
Georg Wunderlin, CEO of HQ Capital, and David Pierce (pictured), the firm’s Asia head, discuss investor appetite for private equity, the popularity of separately managed accounts, and consolidation within the industry
Finding ways to implement environment, social and governance (ESG) policies and track performance with greater consistency has become a priority for some – but by no means all – Asian GPs
New Zealand Superannuation Fund has named Del Hart as head of external investments and partnerships.
Adams Street Partners has established an office in Seoul in an effort to expand access to clients and investment opportunities in the region.
The shift from blind pool funds to direct investments doesn’t reflect the preferences of all Indian family offices, but exposure to fast-growing technology start-ups is an increasingly powerful draw
Lewis Rutherfurd of Inter-Asia Venture Management, Brooks Zug of HarbourVest Partners, Dan Carroll of Brooklands Capital Strategies, and Piau-Voon Wang on how private equity got started in Asia