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Katsunori Sago, the man who revamped Japan Post Bank

Japan Post Bank chief investment officer Katsunori Sago, the man behind the $1.9trn investor’s push into alternatives, is stepping down this month after three years at the helm.

Four things to know about Bouwinvest’s debut Asia-Pacific multifamily deal

The Dutch real estate investor is the cornerstone investor in TH Real Estate’s Tokyo multifamily investment vehicle.

Three things to know about Japan Post Bank’s $78bn alternatives investment target

The $1.9trn Japanese investor is expanding its exposure to alternatives investments, with the largest allocation going to real estate.

ESR raises record $1.2bn for Japan logistics – Exclusive

Including co-investment capital, the Redwood Japan Logistics Fund 2 is being pegged as the largest ever single commingled fund raised for Japan logistics.

CalPERS’ CIO exit is latest in executive departures

Ted Eliopoulos joined CalPERS in 2007 and will step away by the start of 2019.

AustralianSuper talks overseas expansion plans

New private investments for the A$130bn superannuation fund are expected to be debt rather than equity-based and more likely to be offshore rather than domestic in the near term.

ADIA reduces reliance on external fund managers

Fifty-five percent of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority’s total assets under management are managed by external managers, down from the previous year, according to its 2017 annual report.

CalSTRS expands emerging RE operators program – Exclusive

The $222.5bn investor is committing additional capital to the strategy through Belay Investments.

Carlyle shelves $500m RE separate account – Exclusive

The Washington, DC-based private equity firm is understood to have suspended a real estate commitment from Korea's NPS earlier this year as it refocuses its investment efforts in Asia.

Allianz pushes into APAC student housing with $191m debut investment

The German insurer will be the majority investor in Scape’s latest closed-end vehicle targeting student accommodation deals in Australia.

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