LPs are increasingly comfortable with adopting a range of strategies in Asia’s private equity community, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum.
Private equity ownership can bring significant benefit to a portfolio company, but it can also be challenging for both the investor and the investee.
Fund managers in Asia’s middle market must demonstrate excellent customer service to make themselves stand out to increasingly overstretched LPs, industry participants told the AVCJ Forum.
KKR was named firm of the year and won the large-cap fundraising prize at the 2017 AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards. Yichen Zhang of CITIC Capital was honored as PE professional of the year while PAG Asia Capital and an MBK Partners and Goldman...
The focus for private equity firms in Asia has shifted from putting in place environment, social and governance (ESG) policies to implementing these policies across portfolios consistently and in ways that allow their impact to be measured.
A new generation of Chinese technology companies – conscious of the need to stay competitive – are becoming more active M&A players as they choose to buy rather than build their way into multiple verticals
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Philippines-focused private equity funds are young and unproven. The investment theses need to play out – ideally resulting in more deal flow for larger GPs – for the industry to come of age
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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.
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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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