Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have struck a $1.25 billion partnership with Asian infrastructure developer Equis that is seen as bold and smart.
The C$205 billion Canadian pension fund is putting expertise in place to focus on various new areas in Asia.
The two Canadian funds are fast ramping up headcount in Asia. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has even set up another branch and hired a regional head of infrastructure from its rival.
Despite headwinds facing the Chinese economy, big asset owners expect mainland private equity to become more attractive, potentially requiring a change in investment approach.
Despite the challenging environment, the Canadian pension fund is pushing ahead with ambitious expansion and investment plans in the region.
Jo Taylor spoke to AsianInvestor this week while in Hong Kong catching up with the Canadian retirement fund’s partners and plans in the region.