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Four takeaways from Japan Korea Week

Portfolio diversification, co-investment and how to get the right returns across equity and debt were some of the most-discussed topics at our two summits.

WATCH: Key takeaways from Japan Korea Week

Check out the highlights from our Seoul and Tokyo Summits where we heard Korean LPs complain about GPs who fail to do their homework and Japanese LPs that are ready to move beyond core infra.

Tokyo Summit: Japanese LPs are ready to go beyond core

Investors are looking at value-add and infra-like strategies, as they look to diversify across geographies, vintages and managers.

Why GPIF’s Hiro wants better alignment, not lower fees

Hiromichi Mizuno was tasked with guiding the world's largest pension fund into alternatives. He tells PEI what he learned in his four-year tenure.

Sparx closes greenfield renewables fund on ¥31.6bn – exclusive

Backed by Chubu Electric, Toyota, Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, the new fund exceeded its original ¥30bn target and has already invested in a solar project in Japan.

Palisade looks to Japan again for debt refinancing on South Australia wind farm

The Sydney-based fund manager does its second deal in recent months with Japanese lenders to refinance one of its wind farms.

AMOAI’s infra debt fund reaches ¥30bn at second close – exclusive

The Tokyo-based asset manager has already approved the deployment of ¥11bn in renewables and downstream energy projects in Europe and South America.

Marubeni’s infra fund falls short of targeted first close

MM Capital Partners failed to reach its first close target of ¥30bn for its maiden infrastructure fund due to some investors demanding more seed assets before committing capital.
Long row a very tall windmills offshore

Sumitomo-led fund to acquire two UK offshore wind farms

The Japanese trading house has partnered with SMBC and the Development Bank of Japan to raise a ¥30 billion fund that will invest in offshore wind investments abroad.

Marubeni eyes ¥30bn first close for new infra fund

The trading house and Mizuho Bank have already committed capital to the new vehicle, which has a target of ¥50bn and will invest in transport and energy infra assets overseas.
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