Institutional investors “should be thoughtful about balancing risk and reward” as they deploy more capital into private markets that present liquidity and valuation challenges, according to the deputy CIO of Australia’s Future Fund.
Nominations are now open for the 2019 AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards. Industry participants have until September 23 to tell us which firms, fundraises, investments, and exits they believe worthy of consideration.
Erika Cheung, who helped bring the fraud at Theranos to the attention of regulators, discusses her current role as an advisor at Hong Kong accelerator Betatron and the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs
Gender diversity within private equity is an increasing priority for LPs and GPs alike. Addressing problems around the recruitment and retention of women requires fundamental changes in culture and mindset
Exits remain challenging in Southeast Asian private equity, but LPs see a growing willingness among the region’s GPs to take this difficulty into account when planning their investments.
Implementing institutional-class governance practices at portfolio companies remains a significant hurdle for Southeast Asia-focused buyout firms, industry participants told the AVCJ Singapore Forum.
Annual divestments by Singapore’s Temasek Holdings exceeded investments for only the second time in a decade against a backdrop of challenging market conditions and weaker returns.
Singapore’s GIC Private warned of “high-risk asset valuations that mask weak market fundamentals and growing economic uncertainties” having dialed down exposure to developed market public equities in favor of private equity, bonds and cash over...
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The arrival of GP-led secondary transactions in the private equity mainstream has been accompanied by mounting concerns among LPs that their interests might not be aligned with those of the managers driving these deals.
Traditionally the overlooked, underappreciated or misrepresented facet of ESG, governance is gaining prominence in emerging markets private equity as investors reassess risk exposure
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) closed a record nine direct private equity deals in Asia during the 2019 financial year, while writing down one of its largest existing co-investments in the region.
The bloom has faded from the rose in emerging markets in recent years, which means it is an opportune time to invest in these geographies, according to David Rubenstein (pictured), co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group.
A booming domestic market and lack of success stories will likely keep outbound expansion a low priority for Vietnam’s investors and entrepreneurs until a suitable market niche can be found
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Investors share the most important qualities that can help Chinese GPs gain traction in a challenging fundraising environment
Contract manufacturers are reconsidering their exposure to China in the light of trade tensions with the US. Southeast Asia stands to benefit, but companies will have to navigate an increasingly complicated landscape
The private equity industry in Asia is bifurcating on various trend lines around fundraising, exits, and institutionalization. GPs may require a more complex playbook to survive and thrive
Australia’s Future Fund expanded its PE exposure by more than one third over the course of 2018, with the sovereign wealth fund citing carefully cultivated private markets exposure as one of the reasons it has comfortably outperformed superannuation...
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