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Korea Investment Corporation: ‘We are investing a lot in alternatives’

KIC chairman Heenam Choi explains why the sovereign wealth fund is looking to invest in alternative asset classes.

Korea Post seeks fund managers for $300m energy infra mandate

The hunt for strategies pursuing more than 70% of investments in OECD countries comes less than a year after the Korean investor announced a $500m mandate.

Slow capital calls may ‘not be able to satisfy’ POBA’s allocation targets

The South Korean public pension fund has increased its AUM exposure to the asset class from 5% to nearly 7% during 2018.

BlackRock divests French solar portfolio to Samsung-led consortium

The 14 operating assets mark the first realisation for BlackRock’s Global Renewable Power Fund I, with GRP II 80% deployed and a third vehicle in the series earmarked for 2019.

HK Summit: ‘Come and meet us’, Korean LPs say

The country’s investors are expanding overseas, with Europe attractive from a currency perspective. But they want GPs who put in the effort and come with the right products.

What do LPs think about infra-like assets? POBA cites lack of track record as...

CIO Jang Dong-hun is concerned these investments might prove harder to exit, expresses a preference for publicly regulated assets and recalls a bad experience with crematoriums in Korea.

NPS fills one of many vacancies with new CIO appointment

The former president of BNK Financial Group, Hyo-Joon Ahn, has taken over the role today.

Korea’s POBA seeks infra partnership with global pension funds

CIO tells Infrastructure Investor it wants to grow its exposure to the asset class from 5% to 10% of its AUM within five years.

Korea’s POBA mulls open-ended PE and infra funds

The $9bn pension wants to invest in funds that provide more adequate liquidity protections in the event of an emergency, according to CIO Jang Dong-hun.

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.

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