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Korea’s POBA mulls open-ended PE and infra funds

The $9bn pension wants to invest in funds that provide more adequate liquidity protections in the event of an emergency, according to CIO Jang Dong-hun (pictured).

Texas ERS, OMERS open up new frontiers in Asian private markets

The US and Canadian pension funds have shifted to Asia for better returns and relationships.

Why ‘contrarian’ South Dakota is bearish on PE

The $14.8bn pension manager is slowing its deployment to private equity and other equity-like assets to cut risk.

Japan’s Chikyoren appoints AIC as domestic PE manager

The $217bn pension awarded domestic PE mandates to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation last year.

Why it’s tougher than ever to hire a public pension CIO

A perfect storm of four key issues is hindering efforts to hire for the crucial position.

How the world’s largest pension funds allocate their assets

North American pensions have the largest appetite for alternatives while their Asia-Pacific counterparts are the least enthusiastic, according to Willis Towers Watson.

Why US pensions are tilting towards Asia

Strong macro fundamentals, a rising middle class and consumer and technology-driven developments are attracting pensions to the region.

PSP distressed debt hire driven by GP demand

The Canadian retirement plan’s new hire oversaw investments in the debt of an Indiana toll road operator and Puerto Rico.

Santa Barbara’s PE portfolio in five charts

The $3bn fund is increasing its private equity activity after raising its target allocation to 10% from 7% in 2016.

What’s driving LP performance?

From geography to commitment size, the key factors behind returns at 11 top-performing US public pensions have been analysed.
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