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AXA Hong Kong and Japan will source PE opportunities as an extension of the insurer's current primaries model, which is managed centrally from Germany.
Lines connected from Tokyo to several cities around the World.
Silicon Valley GPs are urging international LPs to back their larger growth funds in lieu of VC offerings due to capacity constraints, Masashi Kataoka, head of the $350bn insurer’s venture unit, tells PEI.
India inflows
Indian pensions have been given the nod to participate in alternative investment funds for the first time.
Manulife office in Hong Kong
The Canadian insurance giant has already taken a significant minority stake in Albamen Capital Partners, a newly formed renewable energy and digital infrastructure manager in China.
The insurance giant has promoted a member of its global credit investment team to lead its $10bn push into alternatives, Private Equity International has learned.
Gilles Dellaert will lead Blackstone Insurance Solutions, a part of the business with a lot of growth potential.
BlackRock insurance report
Almost two-fifths plan to raise their PE exposure over the next 12-24 months, a report from the asset management giant finds.
Private equity is expected to deliver the highest returns in the next 12 months by 43% of respondents, the highest of any asset class, according to GSAM research.
The two asset management behemoths plan to tap an additional investor outlet.
The firm is acquiring a 19.9% stake in DSA Reinsurance from AIG in a deal that includes $6bn earmarked for Carlyle funds.

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