The global private capital division of Australia’s QIC has received a A$550 million ($427 million) private equity mandate from domestic superannuation fund Rest.
Hermes GPE has fine-tuned its co-investment strategy since establishing a presence in Asia. Iesan Tsai, the group’s regional head, will work with portfolio GPs or fund-less sponsors in pursuit of the right deal
The quality of a private equity firm’s AGM says a lot about the quality of the firm itself. LPs make their assessments based on informal conversations and observations as much as what happens on stage
Global GPs have the potential to draw fresh sources of capital to Asia's impact investment funds
Global PE firms are launching impact funds tailored to appeal to institutional investors that have so far largely ignored the space. There will be growing pains, but the benefits should be wide-ranging
Team turnover remains a key concern for LPs making commitments to Chinese private equity firms, but even the most stable of GPs must demonstrate an ability to evolve in response to a fast-changing environment, investors caution.
HarbourVest Partners has closed its latest fund-of-funds targeting European and Asian markets with $1.7 billion in commitments.
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) has appointed Datuk Ben Chan, formerly of Malaysia’s Khazanah Nasional, as regional managing director for Asia Pacific.
LPs are likely to remain reluctant on Southeast Asia funds until GPs can demonstrate a consistent ability to generate positive returns from the region
Permanent and long-term capital structures are an attractive proposition for a wide range of players in Asia’s PE market, but bringing them from theory into practice presents numerous challenges
Australia’s Future Fund plans to hire a chief technology officer (CTO), part of whose remit will be to work with the investment team to develop technology solutions that support investment decision-making.
Having made their fortunes turning start-ups into internet behemoths, Chinese tech founders are increasingly turning to family office structures for wealth management. It is an evolutionary process
Korea Post plans to commit $200 million across two funds that offer global private equity co-investment exposure.
HarbourVest Partners has promoted Till Burges, who covers primary investments out of the firm’s Hong Kong office, to managing director.
The perception that private equity firms introducing additional strategies will boost their fee income but at the expense of overall returns is unfounded, provided expansion is conducted thoughtfully and alignment of interest is maintained.
Australia’s Future Fund is close to making its first commitment to a local venture capital manager as part of ongoing efforts to take advantage of technological disruption in the global economy.
Ngai Tahu Holdings is the flagbearer for a rising LP base representing New Zealand’s native peoples. Few private equity players contemplate such lengthy histories and outlooks
New Zealand’s indigenous Maori tribes, also known as iwi groups, are set to accelerate their growing exposure to local private equity in the form of LP contributions, according to industry participants.
IFM Investors has moved from fund-of-funds through co-investment to a direct approach designed to meet its superannuation fund clients’ concerns about access, cost, and transparency. Is it working?
GIC Private is an example of a sovereign wealth fund that has developed wide-ranging private equity capabilities. More of its peers have been boosting exposure to alternatives, highlighting the prospect of increased direct investment, but establishing...
Growth-stage technology has become an attractive investment theme for international LPs and GPs, with both groups planning to increase allocations and devote more resources to the sector, according to a private markets survey conducted by Hamilton...
A newly launched private equity vehicle under the Japan Post brand is being hailed as a validation of the asset class domestically. It could be a critical juncture for the development of local technology markets
India’s latest Union Budget promises strong support for domestic entrepreneurs and venture capital investors, but provides few specific measures to benefit the private equity industry.
Japan Post Bank and Japan Post Insurance have agreed to form a joint asset management company that will make direct private equity investments, mostly in partnership with GPs.