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A top-level reshuffle at the fund house – which has led to the exit of CIO Mark Beardow – will see Anthony Fasso return to Australia and help look for M&A opportunities for the firm.
The Chinese insurer doubled its Hong Kong equity allocation and ramped up its alternatives exposure last year, while also boosting its cash position in anticipation of domestic rate rises.
The investment consultancy's Asia-Pacific head of portfolio advisory is moving on after eight years in the role, as the firm narrows its focus in the region.