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Growth of Asian pensions a boon for private equity

Sep 05, 2017 - Private Equity International

As more Asian pension funds grow in size more capital will make its way into private equity as the region's largest investors turn to alternatives in search for higher yields.

A study by Willis Towers Watson found 31 Asia Pacific sovereign and public sector funds managed an aggregate $3.7 trillion in 2016, representing a growth rate of 7 percent compared with the previous year. These APAC funds also outpaced the average 6.1 percent of the world's largest pension funds overall.