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Anthony Lau was previously head of Standard Chartered's interest-rate derivatives trading desk and will take up a similar role at Calyon û head of trading for vanilla interest-rate derivatives, reporting to Cecil Leung. David Fung and Jamie Lin will also join his team as traders. Fung previously traded interest-rate derivatives at NatWest and Lin worked in Lau's team at StanChart.
At the same time, the credit markets and CDO team has hired two recruits from BNP Paribas. King Yut Quan joins as a credit flow trader, focusing on market making and trading Asian bonds and credit default swaps, reporting to Anitza Nip, and Wilson Kau will coordinate client coverage for credit flow products in South-East Asia, Greater China and Korea, reporting to Pierre Trecourt.
Investors are increasingly turning to private companies and private debt in their hunt for ESG alpha, but the age-old problem of transparency and due diligence remains
Already on the rise pre-Covid, investments into data centre assets in Asia have accelerated in the past year, fuelled by interest from investors across the spectrum.
Actively managed funds were also not found to have better odds of higher returns than more passive funds.
Investors still favour private equity assets for their higher growth, better governance structures, and diversification potential.