People Digest: Korean pension fund, Amundi Malaysia announce new appointments


National Pension Service (NPS), a public pension fund in South Korea, has announced the appointment of Jae-Wook Lee as the Acting Head of domestic alternative investments.

Mary Meeker leaves Kleiner Perkins to launch her own firm

Famous for her influential internet trends report and prescient bets on Uber and Spotify, Meeker is the latest high-profile woman to leave the venture capital firm.

Blackstone said to seek $18b for biggest real estate fund

Blackstone started its real estate business in 1991 and has expanded it to $119 billion in assets.

Taiwanese crypto wallet startup CoolBitX raises $13m from SBI Holdings, others

CoolBitX also secured a partnership with Singapore-based Litecoin Foundation to drive the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies through its crypto wallet, CoolWallet S.

Jeff Bezos launches $2b fund to help homeless, create network of non-profit preschools

With a personal fortune of $163.8 billion, the Inc. CEO had previously been largely invisible in the world of philanthropy.

Australian agtech firm OneCrop secures funding from Twynam Group

The funds raised will be used to accelerate the rollout of its technology internationally,

Lactalis acquires Aspen’s infant-formula unit for $860m to tap Chinese market

The move will enable the closely held company to tap rising demand for baby-food in Asia’s biggest economy

Nielsen Holdings expands review to sell entire TV ratings firm

Nielsen is heavily indebted, the legacy of a leveraged buyout in 2006 by six private equity firms.

Japan’s ailing electronics maker Pioneer snags $540m from HK’s Baring PE

Pioneer, which produces audio systems and speakers, is facing a repayment deadline for bank loans this month.

Hyundai Motor’s VC arm invests in ride discovery app Migo

Migo helps riders discover rideshare, carshare, taxi, and bikeshare, to specialty transport and public transportation.