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While Asia-based fund managers have been responsible for the majority of products offering investors exposure to Asian property over the years, the retraction in international capital post-crisis is apparent in the chart below. In the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, the level of participation in the Asian market by internationally located managers declined, and with that, their proportio… Read More
Preqin’s online platform currently tracks a total of 487 natural resources funds that exclusively invest in renewable energy, comprising both funds in market (18%) and closed funds (82%). Following a spike in fundraising activity in 2015, renewable energy has experienced a general downward trend in both the number of funds launched and total capital targeted. As illustrated in the chart belo… Read More
Assets under management (AUM) of the hedge fund industry in Asia-Pacific have been steadily increasing: at the end of 2017, managers based in the region held $156bn in AUM, representing a 16% increase from the end of 2016. The number of active funds in the region has also grown by 5% from April 2017, with Preqin’s online platform now tracking more than 1,500 such funds. Read More
Governments throughout the Asia-Pacific region are faced with many challenges when it comes to the role of infrastructure investment and sustainable growth, as well as questions of how to finance new infrastructure projects and how to incorporate private capital. Insurance companies form one of the largest infrastructure investor groups in the region, and are therefore greatly affected by regulati… Read More
Asia-focused assets under management (AUM) have seen significant growth since the early years of the closed-end real estate industry. Although investors were far more cautious following the Global Financial Crisis, leading to relatively slow growth in AUM between 2008 and 2010, Asian industry assets grew rapidly thereafter to reach a peak of $112bn in 2014. In 2016, however, the industry contracte… Read More
Understandably when we look at global capital flows, there is a heavy focus on the activity that takes place within North America and Europe. While these developed regions represent the majority of both fundraising and deal activity globally – and house the highest concentrations of institutional real estate investors – the Asian market has begun to seep into the collective consciousne… Read More
There has been a recent trend in venture capital of increased asset valuations alongside loftier fundraising targets for managers; in Preqin’s H1 2018 Venture Capital Fund Manager Outlook, 55% of GPs reported higher pricing for portfolio companies than in June 2017. Alongside this, 98% of managers have seen the level of competition for transactions remain steady or increase over the past yea… Read More