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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.

GPIF seeks alternatives consultants

Japan’s largest pension plan has issued an RFP for investment consultants to advise on its underweight alternatives portfolio.

Japan Post Insurance launches alternatives unit

The Japanese insurer’s decision to create an alternatives division follows sister company Japan Post Bank’s move last December to establish a private equity division, as part of its efforts to diversify beyond domestic bonds.

Australia SWF sights ‘New China’ healthcare opportunities

Raphael Arndt, the chief investment officer of Australia’s A$122.8bn Future Fund, said the fund is looking at opportunities in Chinese healthcare.

First State Super CIO to join LeapFrog Investments

Richard Brandweiner, who worked on impact investing initiatives at First State Super, is leaving the fund this month to join social impact investor LeapFrog.

CIC names new alternatives chief

Guangshao Tu, a known reformer who was previously asked to lead the entire organisation, has joined as vice chairman.

KKR’s Kravis: Beware the Brexit black swans

Brexit will bring opportunities in Europe but London will suffer, said the KKR founder.

Partners Group to open office in Manila

The new office will act as a services hub for Partners Group’s affiliates.

Leopard Capital winds down Cambodia fund

The Cambodia-based firm will continue to manage out the existing Cambodian portfolio companies, as well as its Haiti fund.

KIC appoints World Bank director as new chief

Promising to pursue a reform agenda, Sung-So Eun will become president and CEO following the resignation of Hongchul Ahn.

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