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The firm has closed Baring Asia Private Equity Fund VII on its $6.5bn hard-cap.
UNDP
The start-up is expected to reach $100m of total fund commitments later this month.
Asia
The firm has been focusing on more institutional-quality opportunities in the region, according to its co-chief executive.
Manulife office in Hong Kong
The firm appointed Myron Zhu, former co-head of APAC PE at Aberdeen Standard Investments, in August to build out its third-party capabilities in Asia.
Hong Kong
The Special Administrative Region is hoping to lure managers from the Cayman Islands, which has been ramping up its tax transparency efforts and economic substance requirements.
Panelists at the HKVCA Asia Private Equity Forum
Fewer China-headquartered PE funds reached final close last year as trade tensions, high valuations and concerns over tech exposure hindered capital raising efforts.
Julia Leung, deputy CEO of the Hong Kong SFC
Julia Leung, the Hong Kong financial body's deputy chief exec, says asset managers in Asia tend to focus more on governance than environmental concerns.
Climate change protestors hold their placards high.
Implementing robust ESG policies to reduce carbon emissions is a necessary step; but firms should not ignore the need to safeguard their portfolios from more immediate climate change effects that threaten returns.
Australian bushfires
Carlyle Group portfolio company Accolade Wines is understood to have had 'limited' impact to its vineyards amid the country's worst wildfires in more than a decade.
Betting on a roulette table
Fund performance data show the former is likelier to deliver better returns in the US and Asia, while Europe’s homogenous nature gives pan-regional strategies the edge.
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