Foreign asset managers are busy debuting onshore China products through their local units but hedge funds are in no rush to do so, thanks to high hurdles and low demand, say experts.
Appetite is growing for investments in the mainland shared office sector following WeWork's bold expansion in the country, amid rising demand for Asian real estate assets.
The Canadian pension fund expects China and India to receive higher investment allocations as part of a strategy that will see it double emerging market assets by 2025.
Asia continues to get the most attention from private equity investors in emerging markets, but some feel they are wrong to overlook certain other regions.
The volatility of global equity markets during the first few months of the year has raised the profile of the Volatility Index. But few asset owners in Asia are looking to use it.
The two US firms are to launch open-ended core real estate products to tap rising demand among global investors for Asian property. BlackRock may also consider such a move.
As typical real estate investment yields continue to fall, asset owners are increasingly looking at obtaining returns from the financing portion of property deals.
Asset owners across Asia Pacific and the world continue to favour ploughing assets into private equity. They are getting keener on co-investing too, according to Preqin.
The very manner of existence of cryptocurrencies is causing investors and regulators some headaches. Would-be buyers should consider them before investing their money.
China and India may see their first real estate investment trusts launched this year, but some are sceptical about the growth prospects for Asia’s Reit sector.
Compared to core property investments, the higher yields available on assets such as data centres, elderly housing and student accommodation are sparking growing interest.
The rise of cryptocurrencies has led to more consideration of them as a genuine investment class. But they pose a myriad of problems for serious institutional investors.
The Dutch pension fund manager’s Asia-Pacific head of private real estate says it’s become much easier to directly access property in the region, but a local presence remains essential.
Hong Kong-based Oriente Finance is looking to build a network of partners willing to provide financing as it prepares to roll out its peer-to-peer lending platform in Southeast Asia.
More needs to be done to channel investment into Indonesian infrastructure, and regulators are looking to update fund industry rules to that end, says the local head of Manulife AM.
Many feel the Lion City's property market has bottomed and is set for strong growth in rental yield and capital inflows, after transaction volumes leapt last year.
Investors are turning to pooled vehicles and co-investments, as they seek to anticipate a rotation of assets into fixed incomes, a new survey by AsianInvestor and QIC shows.
The fund house's Asia head of real estate says the Chinese territory looks “mighty expensive”, but others feel its relentless rise in property prices is justified.
Investors funnel more money into infrastructure as the supply of available assets tightens, finds an AsianInvestor/QIC survey
While institutional investors are proving leery of cryptocurrency investments, some experts argue they make for good diversification investments.