Malaysian EPF is eager for more PE investment

The Malaysian public pension fund continues to ramp up PE exposure.

Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is working to pursue more opportunistic co-investments and local direct deals to improve its risk-return profile, according to the deputy chief executive for investment at EPF . As the rate of the Malaysian ringgit stabilises, it also aims to scale up its global investments to bolster overall portfolio returns.

EPF allocates 2 percent of its overall MYR759.8 billion ($180 billion; €152 billion) assets to private equity but wants to increase this figure to 5 percent to increase portfolio diversification.

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