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Meet the Chinese family office raising a PE-RE hybrid fund

The ex-founding partner of Fidelity Asia Ventures has merged with a Hong Kong investment advisory to develop 'smart cities' across China.
Tokyo street scene

PE in Japan – the reboot

Investors are recognising a once-in-a-generation opportunity in the country, writes Monument Group’s Kay Sano.
Shenzhen, China

Sovereign investors pile into China and tech investing – report

Almost two-thirds of those surveyed by Invesco are shying away from Europe due to Brexit, while more than 80% say the ongoing US-China trade dispute remains a key concern.
JP Morgan pensions survey

Japan’s corporate pensions leave PE decisions to gatekeepers

Just under 1% of defined benefit pensions plan to raise their exposure to the asset class this year.
Investcorp entering Japan

Investcorp in ‘early stages’ of developing Japan strategy

Global managers including Apollo and Pantheon have opened Japan offices in recent years.
Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

CITIC raises fourth-largest-ever China-focused fund

Among domestic managers only Baidu Capital, Boyu Capital and China Development Bank have raised larger vehicles.
Beijing, China

CIC head of PE resurfaces at China Renaissance

Wang Ou, who led the $940bn sovereign wealth fund's PE department for over three years, will provide strategic advice to the firm's deal team.
Retail investors

Behind the scenes at an online fundraising platform

Tim Janke, Blackstone's former Asia CFO, tells PEI about the complexities of launching a Singaporean fundraising platform targeting individual investors.

Australian private equity in five charts

Australia saw robust fundraising and investment activity last year, with a noticeable fall in IPOs and private placements as trade sales cemented their place as the exit route of choice.
Australia

Australia’s next generation of managers

As some of the country’s old guard struggle to navigate leadership transitions, a new wave of managers has emerged.
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