Top Canadian pension funds seek alpha with opportunities in PE, infra in Asia

Top Canadian pension funds seek alpha with opportunities in PE, infra in Asia

(Clockwise from top left) Michelle Teo, Managing Editor, DealStreetAsia with Prateek Maheshwari, Managing Director and Head of Asia, OMERS Infrastructure; and Wai Leng Leong, Managing Director and Regional Head of Asia Pacific, CDPQ Global, CDPQ Singapore

The rapid urbanisation and growth of the middle class in Southeast Asia and India are presenting significant opportunities for portfolio diversification, say top executives at Canadian pension funds CDPQ and OMERS.

Speaking at DealStreetAsia’s Asia PE-VC Summit 2021, CDPQ’s Leong Wai Leng and OMERS’ Prateek Maheshwari both noted increasing allocation to the region.

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