Russia Cozies Up to Japan with $1 Billion Co-Investment Fund

December 21, 2016 by Loch Adamson

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Victoria Student Housing Property in Wimbledon, London. This week, Japan steps forward with $500 million in co-investment capital for a new billion-dollar initiative led by the Russian Direct Investment Fund; Canadians embrace British student housing, and Alaska moves millions to an established emerging-markets hedge fund in London.   Russia and Japan Launch Joint Fund to Promote Co-Investments Russia and Japan have inked plans to launch a $1 billion co-investment fund to back bilateral investment projects in key industries, such as agriculture, pharmaceuticals and energy, according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), a state-owned domestic development fund. The memorandum of understanding, which was announced last week on the sidelines of summit talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Nagato, Japan, will form the basis of a…

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