The UK life insurer is reorganising its Asian investment team, say sources; it has brought in local CIOs for Singapore and Hong Kong and aims to do the same in Malaysia.
Global institutional investors piled into RQFII exchange-traded funds late last week after two Chinese fund houses added long-awaited Hong Kong trading counters to their offerings.
HSBC appoints global head of HNW sales; BlackRock loses Asia real estate research head; Franklin Templeton names lead PMs; BNP Paribas WM shuffles senior executives; PSPF names new supervisory board chairman; China Post and Capital switches chairman.
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.