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The $65bn Alaska Permanent Fund is creating a supercharged private equity portfolio.
The asset manager will seek €150m for the vehicle and expects a final close on its mid-cap fund in the second half of the year.
With $1.1bn to invest, Japan Post Investment Corporation will look overseas and 'not compete' with domestic GPs, Japan Post Bank’s Tokihiko Shimizu tells PEI.
The appearance of limited partners on the buyside of deals has helped open up the market, according to dealmakers from KKR, Bridgepoint, PAI Partners and Astorg Partners at a conference in Cannes.
For LPs in the region, a dearth of large, quality assets and high pricing are key challenges to investing, according to the Canadian pension's managing director and head of Asia.
From sovereign wealth funds to family offices, limited partners bulked up direct investment teams and made large purchases in 2017.
One-third of limited partners are willing to pay for deals where they are not an existing fund investor, according to a survey by Asante Capital Group.
Investors still have a strong appetite for private equity despite concerns about debt and the funding of weak managers.
Sovereign wealth funds’ role in the private equity asset class – through funds and direct investing – will only go in one direction: up.
The Shanghai-based fund of funds expects to increase direct investments with its China-focused GPs to boost revenues.

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