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Partnering emerging market SWFs has always carried risks

High-profile scandals like that engulfing Malaysia’s 1MDB have turned the spotlight on the risks of investing with state-backed funds from emerging economies.

Bouwinvest makes US direct RE push

The Dutch pension fund aims to invest €1.5 billion in North America by 2020.

CPPIB’s Q1 results in four charts

The investor's real estate holdings have increased by C$16bn in three years.

Maryland SRPS engages Evercore for potential sale

The US pension is exploring options to sell stakes from its $8.4bn private markets portfolio.

CalPERS’ Mouchakkaa: Deployment ‘is a balancing act’

The $351bn pension system approved a $600m increase to its real estate commitments for the current fiscal year, but its head of real assets explained why not all that capital may be invested.

CPPIB to increase global real estate credit exposure

The Canadian pension fund is looking to increase its real estate credit assets under management to around $6.2bn to $7.7bn in the next five years.

Market volatility boosts HKMA’s PE and RE returns

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the city-state’s central banking authority, attributes positive returns to short-term market volatility, but warns of increasing competition among LPs for good quality alternatives assets.

CalPERS ‘casts a wide net’ in search for RE transition manager

The $351bn pension is seeking one or two office-focused managers for two US cities, the head of investment manager engagement programs told PERE.

Majority of investment industry remains ‘Anglo-Celtic and male dominated’

Heavyweight Australian investors back a new workplace diversity initiative as LPs admit the issue is a factor in their investment decision-making.

CalSTRS mulls expanding RE partnerships

The $225bn pension is looking to increase collaboration, internally among investment teams and externally with third-party investors, as part of a wider initiative.

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