The Canadian pension fund is one of many investors in $5.6 billion consortium.
The trend may help introduce more transparency in these private markets since public plans are held accountable, firm says.
Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong lead the pack.
Board also reallocates $1 billion within its portfolio.
Fund would be the largest ever to focus on the region and comes as rivals raise megafunds.
Plan earns $851 million in fiscal 2017.
Managers see increase in negotiating leverage as investors flock to asset class.
In addition, Credit Suisse survey shows more than 70% of institutional investor portfolios incorporate hurdle rates and founder’s share class structures.
Many see US equity valuations as stretched, and emerging markets offering the most opportunities in the next few years.
Only $4 billion raised in Q2, with record $19 billion raised in Q1 likely eating into demand.
Goldman Sachs Asset Management: Continued Emerging Market Outperformance, Rising Inflation in Second Half
The firm sees widening economic expansion, higher volatility in 2H2017 in its Q3 investment outlook.
EDI works by adopting many of the same principles institutional investors use for outcomes-based portfolios and adapting them for insurance.
A joint venture led by TIAA Private Investments, and including Antarctica Capital, will manage the investment for the consortium.
Capital relief trades seek attractive returns by offering banks more than economic incentives as synthetic collateralizations boom.
World’s largest pension fund returns $70 billion, driven by domestic and international equity exposure.