The Dutch pension asset manager's Asia Pacific head of real estate says his team has just had one of its busiest years ever and that 2021 is looking similarly promising.
Koga spent eight years at Morgan Stanley prime broking in Tokyo, marketing its services in Japan. Before then he worked at Yamaichi Securities in Tokyo, London and Hong Kong.
He will report to Kevin Meehan in Hong Kong, who heads prime services coverage in Asia. The latter currently holds the rank of director. If it does not compute that a managing director might report to a director via such an inverted reporting line, take consolation that such phenomena are not untypical of mitteleuropa matrix-management.
ôKoga-san will play a key role in prime services in Japan,ö says Meehan. ôWe see significant growth potential in both the domestic institutional market and international hedge funds trading Japan and will continue to grow our team. We are well positioned to capture growth across equities, derivatives and fixed income alongside initiatives such as Balanced Alpha [a 130/30 offering] where we are seeing institutional interest.ö
A spokesman for Morgan Stanley told AsianInvestor that Roger Dunphy is now running its Japan prime broking business.
Record low borrowing costs in Australia are feeding demand for the country's real estate, with domestic and global investors raising their allocations into the sector.
Experts have a diversified view on the appeal of private assets across the region, but one thing's for certain - inflows are rising, particularly into China and the US.
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Asian fixed income assets – including Hong Kong dollar (HKD) bonds – are luring growing numbers of global investors who are striving for reliable and consistent returns amid macro uncertainty compounded by rising inflation and rates, according to HSBC Asset Management.