Asia continues to lag other regions for integrating ESG principles with investing; better data and stronger regulatory requirements will help institutional investors, market observers say.
AsianInvestor also announced Mercer Human Resources Consulting won a competition sponsored by the magazine to design Hong KongÆs future retirement system. The dinner raised over HK$50,000 for the Christina Noble ChildrenÆs Foundation.
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Global investors are advised to look selectively at Japanese equities as the country recovers from lockdown and continues to improve corporate governance.
Weekly investor roundup: Sun Life weighs second ESG fund in HK; Korea's NPS reduces domestic equity allocation
Sun Life considers launching second ESG fund in Hong Kong as it banks on the growing theme; NPS lowers exposure to large-cap and other domestic shares; Temasek's Vertex Technology Acquisition Corporation becomes first special purpose acquisition company on the Singapore Exchange; and more
IHS Markit research points to better dividends but a lower payout ratio.
Omicron may have put the bite into the property sector, but commercial property in Asia Pacific is defying the odds in a challenging sector, says a CBRE report.