Singapore wants local companies to set up VC funds as a means of cultivating start-ups in a wider variety of areas. Can the right balance be struck between innovation and corporate agendas?
Venture | 29 Sep 2015
Angel investors, both unsophisticated amateurs and industry-savvy professionals, are flooding into China’s tech sector in search of stellar returns. Everything looks great as long as the market keeps on going up.
Greater China | 22 Jul 2015
Southeast Asia continues to be a challenging environment for new fund managers, but many GPs have found ways to market their products. Reaching LPs’ required standard of competence is the key.
Southeast Asia | 15 Jul 2015
China's equities wobble is unlikely to discourage companies from local listings, and a rise in renminbi fundraising could result; Asia investment hits record high; public market sales dominate exit activity
Greater China | 15 Jul 2015
With US LPs refocusing their Asia exposure – reducing the number of commitments if not the aggregate size – smaller funds may be feeling the pinch. But this could benefit the long-term health of the market
Fundraising | 30 Jun 2015
China’s insurance companies are allowed to have more exposure to private equity than ever before. This includes the right to set up their own GPs, but not all market players will plot such a course immediately
LPs | 03 Jun 2015
A small but growing band of GPs are modifying the conventional PE fund model in favor of solutions that better meet their needs. For those with long-hold, asset-heavy strategies, the future may lie in platforms
Infrastructure | 27 May 2015
A clutch of China GPs now manage funds of $1 billion or more, leaving the traditional middle market space underserved. Those that remain must convince LPs they can deal with a changing opportunity set
Greater China | 20 May 2015
Proposed reforms of investment guidelines for India’s pension system suggest that more domestic capital could flow into the asset class. But is the country’s wider LP community really warming up to PE?
LPs | 29 Apr 2015
Slower investment in the first quarter is either an historical norm or a worrying sign; fundraising flies by for the few, the majority still struggle; Asia’s exit bonanza comes to a sudden stop as trade sales weaken
Fundraising | 15 Apr 2015
Global fund-of-funds are looking to scale up and become more diversified, while many of their smaller counterparts are pursuing niche strategies. Is the model in a state of decline or a state of revolution?
Fund-of-funds | 15 Apr 2015
Chinese corporates and financial investors are gravitating to Israel in their quest for high-end technology. This has buoyed local VC activity and more cross-border expansion is likely to follow
Venture | 11 Mar 2015
The Singapore Exchange and Clearbridge Accelerator are launching a capital-raising platform for Asian start-ups. Does it represent a much-needed stepping stone between private and public markets?
Southeast Asia | 11 Feb 2015
Many Asian managers are coming to terms with how the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers’ Directive might impact their fundraising plans. Unfortunately the legislation remains difficult to fathom
Regulation | 04 Feb 2015
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