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‘Communication with GPs can be a challenge,’ Japan’s AISIN reveals

Performance is important but so is knowing the actions a GP takes to achieve that performance, says pension fund’s advisor.

WATCH: Key takeaways from Japan Korea Week

Check out the highlights from our Seoul and Tokyo Summits where we heard Korean LPs complain about GPs who fail to do their homework and Japanese LPs that are ready to move beyond core infra.

Seoul Summit: ‘Avoid shoddy copy-paste e-mails,’ South Korean LPs tell fund managers

Country’s institutions expect GPs to customise their communications when seeking investors’ business and capital.

Three new mid-market outfits to watch out for

With average fund sizes getting bigger and bigger, new GPs are – wisely – choosing to target the mid-market. We cast the spotlight on three new firms with roots in larger industry outfits.

A deal-sourcing head start

An agreement with AECOM to source projects and a focus on greenfield make AVAIO Capital stand out from the mid-market pack.

Intermediate by name, mid-market by nature

When ICG thought about setting up an infra business, it was lucky enough to find a team at EDF Invest ready and waiting. New head Guillaume d’Engremont outlines the plan.

Industrial strength

More than halfway towards its €1bn hard-cap, KKR veteran Jesús Olmos’s new outfit is off to a strong start.

Apollo converts to C-corp as it passes $300bn AUM mark

The firm is the latest in a string of private market money managers to make the change, citing an expected increase in its share liquidity.

A courtroom drama that will turn up the due diligence heat

As the Abraaj case plays out in the criminal courts, the impact on private equity investors and the GP-LP relationship will become palpable.

Fast five

OUR PANEL Bruno Candès, partner, InfraVia Capital Partners Marc Ganzi, CEO, Digital Bridge Izzet Güney, managing director, Cube IM Carlo Maddalena, senior portfolio manager, APG Asset Management Tom Maher, head of business development, Whitehelm Capital Has digital gone mainstream? Ganzi: I believe it has. Every infrastructure GP now claims to have an allocation and strategy […]

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