NIIF Fund of Funds, a rupee-denominated fund-of-funds vehicle anchored by the Indian government, has reached the $800 million mark following a $100 million commitment from the country’s New Development Bank (NDB).
Simon Lau, who has led the Asian operations at fund-of-funds Pathway Capital Management since 2012, has been promoted to managing director.
Portfolio Advisors has promoted Chris Choi, who is responsible for business development and client services in Asia, from senior vice president to managing director.
Kazushige Kobayashi, formerly of Capital Dynamics, has won a fund-of-funds mandate from the Tokyo government to be managed by a dedicated team set up under Asian alternatives group MCP Asset Management.
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Axiom Asia has closed its sixth pan-regional fund-of-funds at the hard cap of $1.8 billion, claiming that the economic fallout from COVID-19 has created more investment opportunities.
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HQ Capital has raised $750 million for its latest global private equity fund, which will pursue primary, secondary and co-investments in Asia, Europe, and the US.
Eric Marchand, who leads Asia Pacific private equity activity at Europe-headquartered asset manager Unigestion, will be leaving the firm in July after approximately eight years of service.
State-owned Korea Development Bank (KDB) and Korea Growth Investment (K-Growth), a fund-of-funds, have jointly committed KRW2.5 trillion ($2 billion) to the local VC ecosystem.
Having transitioned from a locally focused fund-of-funds into pan-Asian multi-strategy investor, Roc Partners is finding new ways to branch out in the current downturn
Australia-based private equity firm Roc Partners has reached a third close of $120.1 million for its fourth Asia Pacific fund-of-funds.
China-focused venture capital fund-of-funds Unicorn Capital Partners, which has raised $350 million for its latest vehicle, expects consolidation in the tech investment space as underperforming GPs flounder
Temasek Holdings-owned Azalea Asset Management previously used debt structures to give high net worth investors PE exposure. Its $650 million fund-of-funds is the firm’s first direct equity offering
Vertex Ventures, a VC arm of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, has received commitments of $180 million from Japanese investors for a fund-of-funds that will support its global portfolio of VC vehicles.
Hamilton Lane has named Mingchen Xia (pictured) and Collwyn Tan as co-heads of the firm’s investment business in Asia. They already cover fund investments and co-investments, respectively, in the region.
Motoya Kitamura, previously managing partner of Japanese secondaries investor AB Value Capital Partners, has joined HQ Capital as a managing director.
HarbourVest Partners has appointed Warwick Mancini as a principal with responsibility for investor relations in Australia and New Zealand.
LGT Capital Partners has closed its fourth Asia Pacific fund-of-funds at the hard cap of $1 billion. It had initially targeted a final close in October 2020.
Keen to reduce investment costs, California State Teachers’ Retirement System is changing the way it works with managers. Co-investment, joint ventures and stakes in GPs are priorities for private markets
New Zealand has opened a NZ$300 million ($199 million) government-backed venture capital scheme to applications from domestic and international private fund managers.
Asia’s rising levels of private equity talent offer enticing growth prospects for Unigestion’s wealth management clients, but enforcing discipline among emerging markets managers remains a challenge
Commonfund Capital has appointed Xiaonan Tian as an associate director and head of its investment office in Beijing from where she will oversee the firm’s Asia Pacific portfolio.
Hamilton Lane has closed its fourth global co-investment fund at $1.7 billion, with a view to deploying 15-20% in Asia. It is the firm’s largest co-investment fund to date.