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Carmela Mendoza is a senior reporter for Private Equity International. Based in PEI Media’s London office, she covers Asia-Pacific and Europe for both PrivateEquityInternational.com and PEI magazine. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, Carmela joined PEI in 2015 from a digital agency in Singapore where she worked on government websites and publications covering business, trade and industry, transport, and social development.
Willis Towers Watson’s Pensions & Investments World 300 for the year ended 2018
The world’s 20 largest sovereign and public pension funds allocated 22% of their assets to alternatives and cash last year, according to Willis Towers Watson.
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With Blackstone’s stake in BC Partners the latest deal in an expanding market of GP stakes, we look at which firms have been on the acquisition trail.
In making the switch, the firm follows in the footsteps of its listed peers KKR, Blackstone and Apollo Global Management.
The transaction is part of the Bahrain-listed firm’s expansion and global growth plan to boost its AUM to $50bn.
The firm’s co-founder says the amount of debt in global economies is worrying, along with dysfunction in government and challenges brought by ageing societies.
The firm expects its alternative credit, real estate and infrastructure businesses to follow the path forged by its private equity platform in the region.
Datuk Ben Chan will relocate from Beijing to Hong Kong for the role of a regional managing director at the Canadian pension.
Myoun-Wook Kang, who joined the Korean pension fund in February 2016, is leaving the firm after a wave of key personnel departures early this year.
Showcasing the importance of Asia to KKR, Joseph Bae, the man instrumental in mapping out the firm’s Asia strategy, has been named as a successor to co-founders George Roberts and Henry Kravis.
The $342bn asset manager has made its first Australia-focused hire as it looks to raise capital from the country, as well as gaining access to greater deal flow.
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