The Asian insurer has transferred staff from Hong Kong to the new Singapore-based entity, which it established to improve the efficiency of investment operations across the group.
The city-state’s imminent review of its corporate governance code is likely to address two areas where investors want to see more disclosure, says David Smith of Aberdeen Asset Management.
Despite performing very well last year, Asian local-currency debt still has a lot to offer investors looking to diversify away from developed-market government bonds.
Private equity firms take note: Credit Agricole's wealth arm sees rising appetite from its Asian clients for private markets exposure. The bank's Asia CEO also stresses a growing focus on digital services.
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