The country is seeing a combination of its own local asset owners and more international players looking for private equity opportunities. But deal flows are down, while risks are rising.
Institutional investors – most notably insurance firms – in China are increasingly looking to step up allocations to private equity, with the encouragement of regulators.
The transparency and liquidity of the Indian commercial real estate market are moving in the right direction, says the Asia-Pacific head of the German insurer's property investment arm.
After a surge in alternative investment products late last year, the investment arms of Chinese insurers could find it harder to source the right assets to feed new issuance.
Low yields on local government bonds have led Japanese corporate pension funds to diversify into foreign assets. But they face new challenges offshore too.
Annual survey shows allocations to alternatives now account for more than a fifth of corporate pension fund investments. How long it can keep on rising is another question.