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ILPA: secondaries returns picked up in Q1

Secondaries have under-performed the All Funds index across all timeframes under review, according to the LP association.

All change on the Eastern front

Several Asia-related deals have given secondaries participants in the region reasons to be optimistic.

CPPIB backs Olympus stapled deal – exclusive

Canada's largest pension fund has used preferred equity in a transaction that helps the Asia-focused buyout firm with its Fund V, Secondaries Investor has learned.

Asia Alternatives confirms Fund V close

The San Francisco-based fund of funds manager will invest the bulk of capital in Asia-focused funds, while maintaining capital to make co-investments or secondaries transactions.

Japan Post Bank aims for 30% secondaries target

The $1.9trn investor wants to mitigate the J-curve effect in the first three years of its private equity programme.

Aberdeen Standard: value can be found in lesser-known funds

A 'flood of capital' in secondaries has pushed up valuations for flow names, according to the investment firm's Asia-Pacific private equity co-head.

CD&R, Waterland and CVC among most desired funds

Stakes in Clayton, Dubilier & Rice's 2008-vintage fund traded at a 15% premium to NAV, according to data compiled by Palico.

Asia Alternatives eyes final close on Fund V above target

The firm expects to have raised around $1.5bn by October for its latest fund of funds that can invest up to 30% in secondaries and direct co-investments.

Partners Group appoints Japan head

Shunsuke Tanahashi joined the global investment manager in April from secondaries advisory firm and placement agent Ark Totan Alternative.

Neuberger taps CPPIB to bolster Asia team

Lydia Hao joins the asset manager in Hong Kong and will focus on primary funds, secondaries and co-investments.