Abu Dhabi sovereign fund poaches from RREEF, PineBridge names Middle East CIO, Barclays and UBS make senior equity appointments, and Blackpeak adds advisers.
Frontier Investment & Development Partners is less upbeat than its former partner about the outlook for Vietnam and is raising a separate fund of its own.
Foreign investors must have exit strategies at all times to guard against the sudden risk of market liquidity grinding to a halt, says a fund manager in Ho Chi Minh City.
It is taking longer than planned for Vietnam's Dragon Capital to hit $50 million for its new private equity fund. Meanwhile, it is eyeing microfinance and plans to use Ucits to ...
The Vietnamese firm will establish open-ended funds this year through its local subsidiary, as foreign asset managers await approval to do so, amid a raft of other reforms.
Andrew Foster, the former Matthews Asia CIO, has launched a new fund for US investors via Seafarer Capital Partners. He is hoping to target institutional accounts in Asia next ...
The firm establishes a private equity vehicle in partnership with FIDP to target deals in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Fund managers and even some providers of exchange-traded funds say ETFs may be ill-suited for accessing immature markets.
The United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment initiative is increasing its activity in Asia, putting on events in Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam.
Competition is less fierce in private equity markets in Southeast Asia than in certain other countries, but investing there raises other issues, say general partners.
VinaCapital chairman Horst Geicke and his wife, Katherine Yip-Geicke, are locked in a dispute over the ownership of the Vietnam-based fund management company.
The founders of VinaCapital say open-ended funds and higher foreign ownership limits may arrive next year in Vietnam, after the Communist Party congress in January.
Raising the country's foreign-ownership limits would attract more investment from offshore and provide local banks with greater access to foreign expertise, say fund managers.
Having started as chief investment officer in September, Hoang Nguyen has stepped down to be replaced by Michael Kokalari, previously an advisor to VietFund Management.
The Ho Chi Minh City-based asset manager has just received a licence for the new fund and is about to list its existing PXP Vietnam Fund in London.