Institutional investors such as the UK’s Coal Pension Trustees and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan are taking different routes to increasing their use of emerging technologies.
The Canadian pension fund is likely to locate its next Asian branch in the south of the region alongside plans to put its first real asset capabilities on the ground.
Neither Ontario Teachers nor the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan own property in Asia, but that could change as they eye new asset classes in the region.
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.
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The $125 billion Canadian retirement fund has lured Dan Kiang from alternatives firm Mount Kellett to expand its direct investment team in Hong Kong.