Insto roundup: GPIF makes record cut to treasuries weighting; AustralianSuper to triple private debt investments

Omers to buy Indian renewable power producer; GPIF made record cut to treasuries weighting; AustralianSuper's private debt investments to hit A$15 billion by 2024; Hong Kong Exchange Fund's investment income recovers for H1 2021; China's securities regulator claims to seek closer cooperation with US; Allianz wins approval from Chinese regulators to launch asset management firm; and more

Weekly roundup of people news, July 30

Future Fund internally appoints deputy CIO for portfolio strategy; CPPIB promotes Suyi Kim to run global private equity; NPS extends CIO term for second time; Willis Towers Watson appoints Australian investments head; Knight Frank promotes Apac director to run global capital strategies; Natixis Investment Managers names head of distribution for Emea.

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Private Assets Investment Week

Private Assets Investment Week (13-15 September) convenes over 150 of the largest asset owners and renowned investment managers to discuss current and future private debt investment strategies.

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Keeping pace with a new digital landscape

The far-reaching influence of digitalisation across sectors and markets in the wake of Covid-19 has brought with it an increasingly worrying threat for companies of all types and sizes: cyber attacks.

As the impact of cloud computing grows on business and personal activities, digital security is an all-pervasive trend that companies – and investors – must consider. Yet this headwind also poses wide ranging opportunities.

In this engaging and timely session, two experienced industry specialists will share their unique perspectives and offer practical insights to help investors understand key market trends, plus how to access rapidly emerging opportunities in this new digital landscape.

Key talking points:

  • The implications of the acceleration of digitalisation on cyber security
  • The scale and scope of attacks – as well as industry best practices and prevention measures
  • Regulatory developments likely to influence the cyber security theme going forward
  • The top investment themes within the cyber security and cloud computing space
  • Key segments and considerations for investors eyeing exposure to the digital security theme

Speakers: 

  • Gregg Guerin, Senior Product Specialist, First Trust Global Portfolios
  • Brian Comiskey, Senior Manager of Industry Intelligence, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
  • Andrew Crooke, Strategy & Content Director, AsianInvestor

 

Family Office Investment Insights

As nimble, pragmatic and innovative investors, family offices in Asia are looking to take advantage of the disruptive forces reshaping assets, sectors and markets across the region.  

This targeted event will bring together key SFOs and experienced MFOs via our virtual platform. They will participate in timely dialogue and debate about how to adapt to the investment landscape as economies and societies emerge from Covid-19. 

A combination of practical case studies, one-on-one conversations, presentations and a panel will assess the current environment, potential new strategies and tactical opportunities.  

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Weekly roundup of people news, July 23

Zurich Australia appoints CEO for Australian and New Zealand; BNY Mellon hires Southeast Asia head of intermediary; Franklin Templeton names head of Asia distribution; Robeco to add three ESG specialists in Singapore; JP Morgan AM names new head of data science; JLL adds head of Greater China; Lombard Odier hires COO from Credit Suisse; and more.