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7 March 2012

LP pressure pushes responsible investment up private equity agenda $

The majority of private equity firms have said their engagement with on environmental, social and governance issues is set to increase over the next five years, in response to growing concerns from limited partners.

6 March 2012

Private equity returns outstrip hedge funds for US endowments $

Returns from private equity investments made by US colleges and universities continued to far outstrip hedge funds and other alternative asset classes in 2011, according to new research.

2 March 2012

China Investment Corp adds Liang Xiang as executive vice president

china-wall_lrg China Investment Corp, the investment arm of China’s vast sovereign wealth fund, has appointed Liang Xiang as executive vice president.

2 March 2012

US institutional investor establishes wind power fund

US retirement fund TIAA-CREF has partnered with power producer Edison Mission Energy and Alaska-based native corporation Cook Inlet Region to launch a new fund to invest in wind projects across North America.

2 March 2012

Pension plans in pole position to capitalise on Indian investments $

vikram-gandhi Large institutional investors are in pole position to capitalise in India amid a slipping growth rate, according to one of the region's most active investment advisors.

2 March 2012

CEO of Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund steps down

The CEO of Bahraini sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat Holding Company, Talal Al Zain, has stepped down.

2 March 2012

IMF welcomes Nigerian sovereign wealth fund $

The International Monetary Fund has welcomed the establishment of a sovereign wealth fund in Nigeria as a means of improving public financial management and providing a stronger framework for managing the country’s considerable oil wealth.

2 March 2012

South Africa’s PIC to invest $670m across the region

South African state-owned investment group Public Investment Corporation Limited could invest up to up to ZAR5bn ($666M) throughout Africa, in private equity, infrastructure and property.

2 March 2012

Pension funds won’t face identical Solvency II rules $

European pension funds will not be subject to a facsimile of the Solvency II rules according to Michel Barnier, Commissioner responsible for internal market and services.

1 March 2012

LP expectations still low for green sector $

The cleantech private equity industry is continuing to battle against a reputation of delivering low returns despite some high profile successes.

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