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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.

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.

HK Summit: Asian LPs debate whether to go direct

Panellists such as Ping An’s Dennis Chan argued direct investing is the way to go, while Sompo Japan Nipponkua Insurance’s Motoyuki Takahashi noted they need capable GPs.

Cost transparency biggest LP-GP misalignment

Clearer free structures are more important for LPs than a reduction in fees, research from State Street has revealed.

KIC opens Singapore office for SE Asia, Australia push

The Korean sovereign wealth fund expects to boost returns through more manager relationships and co-investments in the Asia-Pacific region.

Infra bright spot as China restricts overseas investments

China’s State Council is encouraging investment in projects in the One Belt, One Road Initiative.

NPS CIO set to resign

Myoun-Wook Kang, who joined the Korean pension fund in February 2016, is leaving the institution after a wave of key personnel departures early this year.

Warburg bets $300m on global TMT platform

The firm has backed an ex-Tata Communications executive eyeing data centres and digital media services in Latin America and Asia.

First Avenue opens Seoul office

Richard Kim, a principal at the placement agent, will head the new outpost.
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