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Texas ERS, OMERS open up new frontiers in Asian private markets

The US and Canadian pension funds have shifted to Asia for better returns and relationships.

Temasek commits up to $400m to India’s NIIF

The Singaporean state investment company will invest in the state-backed vehicle’s Master Fund and become a shareholder in its investment management company.

Dealing with NPS’s management merry-go-round

Following a tsunami of senior executive changes at Korea’s National Pension Service, we examine how this has affected business.

ARA rounds out infra team with former Macquarie exec

Frederic Devos is the latest addition to the new unit, which includes former Hastings CEO Andrew Day.

Bond investors ‘find Asian infrastructure most attractive’

While interest in the region increases, investable opportunities may become hard to identify due to risk profiles and mandate restrictions, according to a new survey.

Korea’s NPS loses acting CIO

Acting chief investment officer Cho In-sik has said he will quit the National Pension Service of Korea, amid a second round of recruitment for its CIO.

IFM to launch second global infra debt fund for Korean investors

The first fund of this type has invested mainly in BB and BBB- rated loans for projects in the US and Europe.

One Belt One Road not a ‘fountain of easy money’

Panellists at the Belt and Road Summit in Hong Kong addressed the risks associated with China’s landmark initiative, sounding the alarm over opportunistic behaviour, unsustainable debt and ignoring ESG factors.

India sets 30GW offshore wind target by 2030

The world’s fourth largest wind market is looking to have 5GW of offshore wind installed in the next five years, on top of its 60GW onshore target by 2022.

BlackRock pushes real assets research with triple hire – exclusive

The asset management behemoth says its research build-up is a response to growing client demand for real estate and infrastructure.

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