Asian private equity managers are investing less in tackling hacking in a worrying trend amid the rising threat of cybercrime, finds a survey by fund administrator Augentius.
Industry observers are confident that offshore private funds will take advantage of the Singapore Variable Capital Company structure, provided the tax conditions make sense.
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Changes to the fund manager code of conduct will provide more information about private funds to investors, but could also create an entry barrier to new launches, said experts.
Institutional investors across the world are increasingly looking to put money to work in private equity. AsianInvestor offers some statistics on this interest, courtesy of Coller Capital.
With heavy competition for Asian private equity opportunities, some institutional investors are discovering they can't put as big a proportion of their assets to work as they want in the region.
Investors are keen to allocate more to hedge funds and private credit while more will reduce equities, according to an annual survey of institutional investors by BlackRock.
Institutional investors across Asia Pacific are becoming more willing to put money to work in riskier tranches of private debt, as they seek out improved returns.
Private equity funds aim to benefit from smaller companies' troubles amid new labour policies and an inter-generational wealth transfer. That could attract local asset owner support.
Institutional investors from Korea to New Zealand are exploring opportunities in private debt, which offers higher yields than its public equivalent.
Abundant liquidity is causing alternative asset classes to lose their uniqueness and illiquidity premium, says William Kelly, CEO of the Chartered Alternative Investment Association.
Aberdeen Standard’s head of multi-manager solutions is tipping commodity-related real assets, with Blackstone and Schroders executives bullish on commodity prices.
Wealth experts say Indian private debt is attracting more investors, particularly in light of distressed debt reforms, but heavy taxation is crimping more rapid market growth.
Bangkok-based life insurance firms are lobbying to be allowed to invest in new asset classes, such as foreign infrastructure and private debt, to help boost returns.
Japan Post Bank, a relative newcomer to alternatives investing, aims to up its current $7 billion allocation by almost 10 times its current level to help deliver higher returns.
Around 200 mainland firms have won approval to run asset management businesses in Hong Kong in the past year. But concerns have been raised about the inflow of such players.
The US firm is the latest private-asset manager to put a branch in Seoul as local asset owners build positions in offshore alternatives, notably via niche fixed-income mandates.
Increasingly asset owners could allocate using factor investing in fixed income, as a replacement for hedge funds, in local markets and even in combination with ESG.
Helvetic Investments and Swiss Asia are launching cryptocurrency funds, at a time when bitcoin mania is reaching frenzied levels.
Private equity faces lower expected returns, along with worries over weak managers and debt over-supply—but still the money is set to flow in, finds a new report.