KKR: From pivot, it is now time to 'lean in' to Asia

KKR: From pivot, it is now time to 'lean in' to Asia

Henry Kravis of KKR Photo: Shannon Stapleton// Reuters

As Asian businesses tread beyond the home turf, the need for large amount of capital for expansion is set to translate into major opportunities for global asset managers to hike their exposures to companies in this continent, private Equity giant KKR & Co said in a report last week, and added  that it increased it increased its exposure to Asian equities (non Japan) by 200 basis points to 9%.

The US buyout group said that Asia “will account for a full 62% of total global growth this decade, compared to a more modest 43% during much of the prior two decades,” even as it asked investors to capitalise on this region’s emerging markets and not miss out on the opportunity that it offers.

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