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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.

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.

CIC eyes US infrastructure with NY office

China’s $810bn sovereign wealth fund is stepping up efforts to make direct investments after backing an Aussie port and a Brazilian pipeline network.

Australia’s First Super suspends PE investments

The Melbourne-based fund will also conduct a review of its A$100m private equity programme following a labour practices scandal concerning some portfolio companies.

GPIF makes first call for alternatives managers

The Japanese pension giant has stepped up its alternatives asset manager search and issued a call for applications for infrastructure, global private equity and real estate funds of funds.

Ping An Life ups alternatives exposure

The $300bn Chinese insurer boosted its allocation to alternatives by as much as $5.5bn and dropped its exposure to bonds, stocks and debt investments.

Japan’s Chikyoren sets 5% ceiling for alternatives

The Japanese pension fund could invest over $9bn in private equity, real estate and infrastructure, following the lead of pension giant the Government Pension Investment Fund.

CIC chairman steps down

Ding Xuedong, who set up the Chinese sovereign wealth fund’s direct investment unit in 2015, has left his post after close to four years with CIC.

Temasek opens San Francisco office

The Singapore-based investor expands its presence in the US as it seeks to capitalise on investments in life sciences and emerging technologies.

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