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.
Canada’s two biggest state retirement funds are shifting allocations in the face of various concerns, and stressing the importance of Asia, and particularly China, to their thinking.
Doubts persist over Japan’s commitment to boardroom change, says fund house Hermes, but progress is being made, aided by the country's Government Pension Investment Fund.
The $125 billion Canadian retirement fund has lured Dan Kiang from alternatives firm Mount Kellett to expand its direct investment team in Hong Kong.