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Japan still reigns in South-East Asian infra

China is trailing behind its neighbour in infrastructure projects across the region by $66 billion, notwithstanding Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative.

Korean financial firms struggle to sell pricey infra assets

‘Very aggressive’ cashflow assumptions and valuations calculated based on desired returns are being used to lure buyers, LPs say.

Asian investors see room for ‘further growth’ in infra debt

Korean and Japanese investors reveal their risk appetites and favoured sub-strategies for the asset class this year.

Seoul Summit: ‘Avoid shoddy copy-paste e-mails,’ South Korean LPs tell fund managers

Country’s institutions expect GPs to customise their communications when seeking investors’ business and capital.

South Korea’s NPS to overhaul alternative investment teams before 2019

The world’s third-largest public pension is reorganising its six alternative investment management teams into three divisions, but compensation of internal staff will likely be unchanged.

NPS bets on South Korea’s renewable energy sector

The country’s public pension scheme has committed a total of $265m to two domestic funds.

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.

UK’s Octopus and Korea’s KIS launch $140m renewables JV

The UK asset manager plans more “bespoke renewables portfolios” in partnership with institutional investors across the globe.

MIRA and SK Telecom to buy Korean security firm from Carlyle

The two companies have agreed to pay $1.2bn for ADT Caps, South Korea’s second-largest security services provider.

Seoul Summit: South Korean LPs turned off by dollar assets

The country’s institutional investors will increase infrastructure allocations this year, but currency risk is steering them away from US investments.
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