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Giant pension wants more variety in Japan PE

The world's third-biggest economy also needs large players among its predominantly small and mid-focused domestic market, according to the $107bn Pension Fund Association's PE head.

LACERS opens door to secondaries trades

The LP has restructured its private equity portfolio, increasing its commitment capacity to the strategy and to emerging managers, and it can now sell interests on the secondaries market.

LPs could push harder in negotiating with GPs – report

Private equity investors focus only on very simple negotiating points such as fees and structure, according to a survey by eFront.
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Future Fund chairman warns of risks to SWFs from rising populism

Peter Costello says partnerships with local investors and greater transparency on the part of sovereign funds is the way forward.

How Japan Post Insurance will deploy its next $7bn in alternatives

The $700bn investor’s 10-year roadmap for alternatives includes co-investments and backing growth and venture managers in Japan.

Japan’s $18bn government PE fund suspends operations

Japan Investment Corporation, which was set to make tech investments in Japan and the US, has ceased operations indefinitely following public outcry over senior executive pay.
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PEI Awards 2018: Americas winners

The Americas champions, including firms, limited partners, lawyers and many more.

Providence seeks $2bn for latest growth fund

The firm is back in market just eight months after it closed its third growth fund, which is already 90% deployed.

TA Associates sets sights on largest fund to date

The growth equity firm, a prolific investor in technology, could raise up to $8.5bn for Fund XIII and is upping its investment pacing to $2bn a year.

Alaska Permanent mulls another secondaries sale

The sovereign wealth fund is also exploring options for an in-state private equity programme, as PE continues to be a top performing asset class.

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