Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has signed an agreement with China’s National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) to provide assistance to policymakers as they address the challenges presented by an aging population.
Selling Asian LPs on private credit strategies remains difficult for the most part, but fund managers are generally confident that interest in the asset class is set to take off
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is considering an investment of up to $25 million in Maison Capital’s debut US dollar-denominated China fund, which has an overall target of $200 million.
Multiples Alternative Asset Management has reached a final close of $690 million on its second India-focused fund, beating the target of $650 million.
Sebastiaan van den Berg, previously a managing director at HarbourVest Partners, has become CIO and head of principal investments at Hong Kong-based Sun Hung Kai & Co.
AirTree Ventures' successful fundraise underlines the growth interest in Australian venture capital, but the superannuation funds have yet to prove themselves to be a consistent source of capital
Andrew McCaffery, head of alternatives at Aberdeen Asset Management, discusses the long-term impact of investors becoming more aggressive in their pursuit of returns, almost regardless of the risk
After several years of rapid growth, secondaries volumes slowed in the first half of 2016, while fundraising reached an all-time high. Opinion is divided on the prospects for an increasingly nuanced market
Private equity firms need to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their investment strategies – and do so in a long term, end-to-end manner, LPs told the AVCJ ESG Forum.
Exposure to private equity and venture capital – where it is driven by true value creation rather than financial leverage or strong economic growth – has never been more important, according to Raphael Arndt, CIO of Australia’s Future Fund.
Korean institutional investors are raising their allocations to alternative assets, but a need for yield means they favor assets like private debt and infrastructure over private equity.
The proliferation of side letter provisions submitted by LPs as conditional on their participation in a fundraise is adding to administrative workloads. Private equity firms must negotiate carefully
Australia-based QIC is one of a handful of LPs able to co-underwrite investments alongside GPs. While there have been a few domestic solo deals, the group still sees itself more as partner than rival
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will invest up to $15 million in the debut fund of Philippines-based private equity firm Sierra Madre Managers.
China-based CDH Investments has closed its latest renminbi-denominated mezzanine fund at RMB3.5 billion ($525 million), exceeding a target of RMB2 billion.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, has committed $45 million between two Chinese PE funds.
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has agreed to acquire a 20% stake in Plenary Group Holdings, which controls the Australian operations of the global specialist infrastructure investor Plenary Group.
Christopher Ailman, CIO of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), explains how his organization’s approach to ESG has evolved and what this means for portfolio managers
The Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico has seen its private equity portfolio outperform in recent years, but the program is still being revised. CIO Jonathan Grabel explains why
Fee discounts and co-investment often dominate GP-LP discourse, but longer-term issues surrounding economics and governance are increasingly important to negotiations over some Asian GPs’ fund terms
Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC Private saw its returns slow over the past year and warned the combination of high asset valuations, low interest rates and uncertain growth is likely to weigh on performance over at least the next decade.
Focus Media, the Chinese outdoor advertising business taken private by a PE consortium and re-listed in Shenzhen last year through a reverse merger, is supporting four investment funds seeking to raise a combined RMB2 billion ($300 million).
The QIC Global Infrastructure Fund and Future Fund have committed A$800 million ($598 million) to the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF), a vehicle launched by domestic electricity provider AGL Energy to bankroll large-scale renewable energy projects.
China Investment Corporation (CIC) posted a 2.96% loss on its international portfolio in 2015 – the first annual negative return in four years and the third since its inception in 2008.