Asian private-equity players more cautious than global peers

European and US private-equity firms may be looking to Asia to raise funds, but the sector remains under pressure globally, according to a survey.

While private-equity market participants globally are worried about proposed European regulations, those in Asia are more concerned about general regulatory uncertainty, according to a report released yesterday by US financial services group BNY Mellon and information provider Private Equity International.

Private-equity participants globally are concerned about potentially expensive and cumbersome requirements of the European Union's proposed Alternative Investment Fund Manager AIFM directive.

But Asia-based general partners GPs tend to be more concerned...

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