OMERS Seeks More Private Equity Exposure to Asia

Feb 12 2007 | 12:27pm ET

The C$48 billion (US$41 billion) Ontario Municipal Retirement System is looking to increase its private equity exposure in Asia and is allocating over C$200 million (US$170 million) to the space, according to Paul Renaud, CEO of OMERS Capital Partners, the system’s p.e. arm.

Currently, the system has roughly 10% of it total assets dedicated to private equity and, “in our mind we will probably have somewhere in the mid- to high-single digits in Asia,” said Renaud.

The system, which invests in external fund managers as well as making direct p.e. investments, will seek to gain exposure to China, India, Japan and Australia through existing relationships with p.e. heavyweights such as Texas Pacific Group and Kolhberg Kravis Roberts, as well as through new relationships.

OMERS’ 2006 private equity returns, which are expected at the end of the month, are expected to be in the mid- to high-teens, according to Renaud.


In Depth

Q&A: Old Hill's Stone On Private Debt, P2P And Credit Bubbles

Jun 6 2017 | 7:52pm ET

While institutional capital continues to flow into the broader private debt sector...

Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

Steinbrugge: Asia-Focused Hedge Funds Offer Great Opportunities

Jun 23 2017 | 3:33pm ET

Emerging market strategies have outperformed their developed-market peers for five...

 
Error

From the current issue of