Portfolio Advisors has promoted Chris Choi, who is responsible for business development and client services in Asia, from senior vice president to managing director.
What industry participants had to say on China IPOs, conducting due diligence on GPs, waiting for distress opportunities, working from home, co-underwriting deals, and sensible recruitment policies
A selection of the transfers, promotions, arrivals and departures in the private equity community in 2020
Collwyn Tan, Hamilton Lane’s co-head of Asia investment and key point person for everything transactional in the region, unpacks the mixed signals of 2020
The enforced adoption of virtual communications points to longer-term changes in investor relations, from annual general meetings to informal catch-ups. GPs must find ways to stand out
A wave of portfolio restructuring is likely as LPs turn to the secondary market to reshape their private equity exposure, source new credit facilities or dispose of assets to remedy liquidity shortfalls, and review co-investment policies, Coller Capital’s...
Australia’s Future Fund has appointed Sue Brake as its new CIO and brought in Kelvin Mak, formerly of Navis Capital Partners, as a director in the private equity team.
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.
Rockefeller University has aggressively expanded its endowment program by ramping up its appetite for risk. Asian venture capital is playing a key role in this agenda
The Asian fund-of-funds community has shrunk considerably over the last 10 years as a result of M&A, withdrawals and repositioning. How do the survivors, from Axiom Asia and Asia Alternatives down, deliver value to LPs?
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.
Institutional investors looking to diversify their growth portfolios are increasingly turning to technology and emerging managers, the AVCJ Forum heard.
North American and European LPs see promise in Asia, and China in particular, but remain wary due to a lack of control opportunities, especially in the context of COVID-19.
The total portfolio approach remains on the margins of asset management. Advocates of the model hope LPs will reconsider as they look for alpha beyond the areas where they normally find it
Rising compliance standards and COVID-19 have heightened the need for detailed reporting on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, LPs told the AVCJ ESG Forum.
Jim Pittman, global head of private equity at British Columbia Investment Management, discusses the mechanics of building a co-investment heavy portfolio from Canada’s 12th largest urban center
The technology is available to facilitate informal discussions at virtual AGMs, but do these solutions present an acceptable substitute for physical interaction, and do GPs and LPs want to use them?
Private equity firms are still finding their feet with annual meetings that no longer take place on the ground. Like it or not, virtual engagement is set to become a larger part of investor relations from now on
Manulife Investment Management is supporting the spinout of the team at Hong Kong infrastructure investor JIDA Capital, acquiring a significant minority stake in the new GP.
Hamilton Lane has opened a Singapore office, which will be headed by Xiaying Zhang, the firm’s Hong Kong-based business development lead for Southeast Asia.
Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS) has put $200 million towards Hillhouse Capital’s latest Asia fundraising effort, committing to three separate funds.
Hermes GPE is leaning into Asia as the region proves relatively successful in deflecting COVID-19. This entails a greater focus on growth capital, country funds, and defensive sector targeting
Government guidance funds are the policy-driven big beasts in China’s renminbi-fundraising landscape. While GPs may have little choice but to engage, they can do so judiciously
The international investment and asset management arm of China’s Ping An Insurance has raised $875 million through a secondary sale of part of its private equity portfolio.