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.
Jun 22, 2015
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Multi-asset specialists are moving for pay rises of as much as 40% in the region as fund houses scramble to strengthen their teams, say recruiters.
JP Morgan PB names Asia chief; Schroders' Taljard relocates, Steven Chua to exit; Sarasin adds Asia UHNW head; UBS expands expat coverage team in Singapore; RBC replaces Asia UHNW head; BNPP IP adds HK retail head; Northern Trust opens Seoul branch; Lioncrest to expand to Singapore; Aviva Investors loses BD director; Iosco sets up Asia-Pacific hub.
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.
Guidelines issued on Friday aimed at curbing the growth of mutual funds tailored for individual – or small groups of – institutional clients have come earlier than some expected.
The country's biggest insurer saw its return on investment fall last year, and president Lin Dairen sees alternative assets as key to boosting performance.
The city's newly proposed investment vehicle aims to go beyond what many had expected, says a senior lawyer, and the industry is cautiously optimistic.
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 Taiwanese insurer has welcomed the US rate hike, but is concerned about global uncertainty. It is buying more emerging-market bonds, with the exception of Chinese debt.
Energy, technology and healthcare are sectors increasingly attracting attention – and money – from affluent Asians, and they want advice on such investments.