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Malaysian government gives co-investment boost to PE and VC

Capital will be deployed through state-linked investment funds into new growth areas, according to the finance ministry’s 2019 budget.

Pan-Asia mega funds to boost Asia dry powder

Investor appetite for the region shows no sign of slowing and fundraising is increasingly being driven by the number of large-cap funds betting on a rising consumer class.

Inside Japan Post Insurance’s $10bn alternative investment plan

Tadasu Matsuo, managing director and head of alternative investment at Japan Post Insurance, lays out the investor’s diversified portfolio investment strategy in an interview with sister title PERE.

German state-backed impact fund tackles extreme weather

Switzerland's BlueOrchard is planning an interim close in January for an impact fund targeting climate insurance businesses in emerging markets.

PSP eyes 2019 opening of Hong Kong office

The C$153bn Canadian pension will open its first office in Asia next year and plans to build a broader portfolio of managers in the region.

Global firms seek a piece of Japan carve-out action

EQT and Apollo are the latest to eye Tokyo, but a lack of large deals in the country may pose a challenge.

EQT mulls Japan hires, may open Tokyo office – exclusive

The investment firm, which has focused on Europe and the US, is planning to boost its Asia IR team with more Japanese professionals.

China’s CIC plots $1.8bn fund for Japanese SMEs

The $941bn sovereign wealth fund has partnered with Japanese financial groups to back businesses that want to expand into China.

Future Fund: private equity is becoming less attractive

High prices for assets and a lack of differentiation among GP business models is making the asset class less appealing, according to the $106bn SWF's head of PE Steve Byrom.

Asian GPs to prioritise geographic expansion

Asia-Pacific managers are putting stronger emphasis on diversifying their asset base to gain exposure to faster growing markets, according to a survey by Dechert.

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