Assets held by the largest pension funds and sovereign wealth funds in Asia Pacific increased 7% year-on-year – outpacing the global growth rate of 6.1% - to $3.7 trillion in 2016 on the back of strong, though volatile, equities markets.
Nominations for the 2017 AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards close on September 27. No entries will be accepted after this date.
Temasek Holdings saw its portfolio hit a record high of S$275 billion ($199 billion) for the 12 months ended March, but the Singapore government-controlled investment fund warned that the global economy is still plagued by uncertainties.
China Investment Corporation (CIC) increased its alternatives exposure by a few percentage points to 37.24% for the year ended December 2016 as its international portfolio rebounded from a loss in 2015 to post an investment return of 6.22%.
GIC Private warned of years of uncertainty ahead as the Singapore sovereign wealth fund announced its weakest investment performance since the global financial crisis.
US public pension funds are active investors in private equity, but their asset allocation policies are influenced by stakeholders’ input and limited internal resources, as well as the desire for returns
The National Pension Service of Korea (NPS) continued its steady growth in alternatives exposure, with its allocation increasing from 10.7% to 11.4% over the course of 2016 – which equates to additional capital of KRW9 trillion ($7.9 billion) – as...
China’s National Council for Social Security Fund (NSSF), the largest pension fund in the country, saw its investment return decline to 1.73% in 2016 from 15.19% the previous year, largely due to losses on fixed income products.
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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) increased its exposure to Asian private equity by almost one quarter over the 12 months ended March 2017. The portfolio reached C$13.4 billion ($9.9 billion) as the pension plan made five direct investments...
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) hiked its alternatives allocation from 12.4% to 13.7% - reaching $15.1 billion - over the course of 2016 as the overall portfolio posted a positive return following an investment loss in 2015.
SoftBank has marked down the value of part of its investment portfolio, including holdings in India-based online marketplace Snapdeal and ride-hailing app Ola, bringing its total losses in the companies so far to JPY160 billion ($1.4 billion).
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Competition is intense at the upper end of the global buyout space, with abundant dry powder and readily available debt pushing up valuations. LPs are keen to allocate to the asset class, but will they end up disappointed?
Institutional investors globally are looking to reduce the number of GPs in their portfolios with a view to writing bigger checks for – and having deeper relationships with – a smaller number of managers, but this lack of diversification in the LP...
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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) plans to increase investments from the its long-term growth portfolio (LTGP) – the majority of which is deployed in private equity – in response to a “high complex and unpredictable” global political and...
Global LPs targeting increasingly complex opportunity sets in Asia must streamline their activity and employ a range of techniques to reconcile shortages in investment team resources, panelists told the Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association's...
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The supplement featuring winners of the 2016 AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards that appeared with the December 6 issue of the magazine is now available for download.
Indian GPs are keen to highlight their proprietary deal-sourcing capabilities and operational credentials, but these claims are only meaningful if they have a demonstrative impact on performance, LPs told the AVCJ India Forum.