Asia Pacific head Duncan Robertson shares the firm's latest plans for the region and his views on the latest themes clients have shown interest in.
Technology and big data-driven databases are expected to help Asian asset owners appropriately benchmark their alternative investments across the world.
Alternatives news roundup: AustralianSuper to add 52 staff in London in infra, private debt push; Anbang's asset sale attracts PE consortia bids
AustralianSuper to add over 50 staff in London in overseas investing push; Private equity groups bid in Anbang asset fire-sale; Indonesia's infrastructure SWF eyes 50 firms for funding; Korea's Poba hands €200 million more to CBRE Global Investors for European property; GIC, CPPIB and Boston Properties to invest $2bn in US real estate; and more.
Alternatives news roundup: Warburg Pincus to help form China distressed house; Record Asia PE propels M&A
An Australian consortium buys 49% of Asia's largest mobile tower network; another Aussie consortium bids for Sydney Airport; Japan's Chikyoren hires two firms for overseas private debt and local real estate; NPS of Korea acquires Melbourn office tower; Singapore's Temasek leads $30m funding round for green cement maker Fortera; and more.
KKR and Tiga Investments by a Hong Kong workspace provider; Unison Capital of Japan establishes $500m India vehicle; some Japanese banks turning to riskier assets, including private equity and real estate; Korea's NPS adds timberland to investment portfolio; US private equity fund Denham Capital seeking to sell Australian and Asian assets; and more.
KKR raises $400m from Korea's NPS and Korea Post for a new North American fund; Rest Super could sell 50% of SEA Gas pipeline stake; Indonesia Investment Authority gains foreign commitments for toll-road investment fund; Temasek and partners to establish carbon credit trading platform in Singapore and more.