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Venturous Smart City

Meet the Chinese family office raising a PE-RE hybrid fund

The ex-founding partner of Fidelity Asia Ventures has merged with a Hong Kong investment advisory to develop 'smart cities' across China.
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Summer reads of the investor community

Looking for an icebreaker at your next investor meeting? Ask about one of these books.

How family offices are thinking about real estate

Given a family office’s access to long-dated capital, real estate investments seem like a good fit. But management fees continue to be an area of contention.

Why LPs are upping the ante on fee verification

A number of factors are pushing investors to seek outside help in sifting through their fees, expenses and carried interest payments.

Apollo LPs raise concerns over Black’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein

The private equity firm has not been proactive in reaching out to LPs but has sought to assuage concerns when contacted, sources said.
In 2018, Texas Teachers' Retirement System committed $3.5 billion to principal real estate investment, compared with $2.3 billion to real estate funds

Texas TRS dials up principal investing in real estate

In 2018, the $150 billion pension plan committed $3.5 billion to the investment strategy, compared with $2.3 billion to real estate funds.

AustralianSuper grows logistic exposure with New Zealand debut

The $150bn superannuation fund has made its first real estate investment in New Zealand, driven by plans to grow its global logistic exposure.
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Inside the $9.5bn global fund of funds universe

The vehicle type raised more equity last year than 2017 amid continuing stable performance for global and European-focused strategies, according to research by ANREV and INREV.

PSP backs Charter Hall’s $582m Melbourne acquisition

A few months after setting up its debut Asia office in Hong Kong, Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board has inked a partnership to acquire a 47-story office tower.

ADIA ups China exposure by 30% in line with emerging markets focus

China has seen a one-third increase in real estate investments from the $828bn sovereign fund over the past two years.
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