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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.

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.

GPIF to focus on manager selection and ESG push

The $1.4trn Japanese pension fund is moving into a more dynamic selection process and integrating ESG factors in its investments as it hopes to become a role model for Japanese investors.

Barings names new CEO in South Korea

Former head of sales Ike Bae will take over as head of the firm’s operations in Korea.

Korea's NPS names head of investment strategy

Former domestic alternatives division head Lee Su-Cheol will replace Yang Young-Sig, who left the world's third-largest pension last month.

NPS investment strategy head quits

Yang Young-sig, who was appointed as investment strategy head of Korea’s National Pension Service in July, is leaving the firm at the end of month.

OTPP names senior MD for global operations

Jo Taylor has been promoted to the newly created role of international senior managing director at the $130bn Canadian pension.

QIC teams up with Ping An for cross-border deals(1)

Brisbane-based QIC has inked an agreement with Chinese asset management company Ping An as it looks to grow its business in China.

China’s NSSF names new chairman

Ex-finance minister Jiwei Lou was named the fifth chairman of the country's largest pension amid a push into alternatives.

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