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Carmela Mendoza

Carmela Mendoza is a senior reporter for Private Equity International. Based in PEI Media’s London office, she covers Asia-Pacific and Europe for both PrivateEquityInternational.com and PEI magazine. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, Carmela joined PEI in 2015 from a digital agency in Singapore where she worked on government websites and publications covering business, trade and industry, transport, and social development.

Why GPIF’s Hiro wants better alignment, not lower fees

Hiromichi Mizuno was tasked with guiding the world's largest pension fund into alternatives. He tells PEI what he learned in his four-year tenure.

KKR, TPG, Partners Group, first adopters of IFC’s impact principles

The Operating Principles for Impact Management, published by the IFC, set a clear common market standard for what constitutes an impact investment and addresses concerns about 'impact-washing'.

Carlyle’s Rubenstein: ‘Debt is the biggest threat to private markets’

The firm’s co-founder says the amount of debt in global economies is worrying, along with dysfunction in government and challenges brought by ageing societies.

LPs could push harder in negotiating with GPs – report

Private equity investors focus only on very simple negotiating points such as fees and structure, according to a survey by eFront.

Asian insurers’ alternatives allocation nears $1trn – report

Insurers in the region that have increased their exposure to alternative assets face regulatory changes that may hinder future investments.

Singapore’s MAS makes $5bn foray into private equity, infrastructure

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has identified the asset classes as key growth sectors.

PSP eyes 2019 opening of Hong Kong office

The C$153bn Canadian pension will open its first office in Asia next year and plans to build a broader portfolio of managers in the region.

Korea’s POBA mulls open-ended PE and infra funds

The $9bn pension wants to invest in funds that provide more adequate liquidity protections in the event of an emergency, according to CIO Jang Dong-hun.

KKR’s environmental services deal is among India’s largest

The US buyout giant has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Ramky Enviro Engineers, underscoring investor confidence in India’s regulatory reforms.

GPIF gets go-ahead for direct fund commitments

The $1.5trn Japanese investor can now make direct investments into infrastructure, private equity and real estate funds.

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