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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn is Asia Editor for Private Equity International in Hong Kong. He previously covered the EMEA region from PEI's London office, where he was shortlisted for State Street's Journalist of the Year - Alternatives 2018 and 2019. He has a master's degree in Journalism from Kingston University.
Impact investing
BlackRock joins the likes of TPG, Bain Capital, KKR, Blackstone, Apollo, Morgan Stanley and Hamilton Lane in creating a dedicated impact vehicle.
Japanese LPs will continue to favour corporate engagement over exclusionary screening of controversial sectors, according to Satoshi Ikeda, chief sustainable finance officer at the country's financial watchdog.
Speaking in a teaser for PEI’s inaugural Responsible Investment Forum: Tokyo, Sayaka Takatsuka, senior director at impact firm Shinsei, said domestic LPs were still getting to grips with the strategy.
Yasuyuki Tomita, who was promoted from DBJ Asset Management last year, will oversee the development of a growth equity platform targeting domestic SMEs.
Significant exposure to family office capital has prompted fundraising platforms to seek out impact opportunities.
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