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Carmela Mendoza is a senior reporter for Private Equity International based in London. She first joined PEI in Hong Kong in 2015 and covered Asia. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, she previously worked for a digital agency in Singapore focused on government websites and publications covering business, trade and industry, transport, and social development.
Insurers in the region that have increased their exposure to alternative assets face regulatory changes that may hinder future investments.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has identified the asset classes as key growth sectors.
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.
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.
The US buyout giant has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Ramky Enviro Engineers, underscoring investor confidence in India’s regulatory reforms.
The $1.5trn Japanese investor can now make direct investments into infrastructure, private equity and real estate funds.
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.
Clearer free structures are more important for LPs than a reduction in fees, research from State Street has revealed.
The Korean sovereign wealth fund expects to boost returns through more manager relationships and co-investments in the Asia-Pacific region.
China’s State Council is encouraging investment in projects in the One Belt, One Road Initiative.
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