Daisuke Hamaguchi, CIO of the Pension Fund Association, wants to boost returns, but faces an immature domestic alternatives market and rising hedging costs.
The CIO of the world’s largest pension fund, Hiromichi Mizuno, is pushing hard for more dialogue between investors and issuers in the hope of boosting returns for Japan's retirees.
The history of investors trying to make co-investments with private equity firms or even go it alone is strewn with casualties.
Conflicts of interest and strains are seen to be growing as more asset owners in Asia eye co-investments and direct deals. Regulators are watching the situation closely.
Axiom, a private equity fund-of-funds firm, explains why it is putting more of its new $1 billion fund to work in markets such as South Korea and Thailand than ever before.
Jimmy Phua discusses the Canadian pension fund's latest investment, its reliance on long-term partners and its plans for the coming years.