MAS names sustainability head; Malaysia’s EPF appoints COO and CFO; GIC PE head for SEA leaves; State Super hires new exec; Hesta appoints chief growth officer, chief Debby Blakey appointed to corporate governance board; ex-BlackRock exec joins IQ-EQ in Singapore; HSBC AM builds direct real estate team; ex-Vanguard head of distribution joins LGIM; Sanne names Singapore head; and more
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Summaries for each winner will be published in the June edition of AsianInvestor magazine. Congratulations to the winners.
Asia Pacific fund
Trophy Fund (Winnington Capital)
Asia ex-Japan fund
Hidden Jewels Fund (Novatera Capital)
New hedge fund launch
Amoeba Capital Asia Fund
Artradis AB2 Fund
Maculus Funds 1-3 (ADM Capital)
Harmony Investment Fund
Fixed-income hedge fund
Australia/New Zealand hedge fund
Japan hedge fund
Yaraka Fund (Rockhampton)
Marco Polo Pure China Fund
Fund of hedge funds
Persistent Edge Asia
Full-service fund of funds house (hedge funds and private equity)
Search Group (SAIL and Squadron)
Private-equity fund launch
London Asia Private Equity Fund
CVC Asia Pacific
Property fund (public equity)
LIM Asia Alternative Real Estate Fund
Property fund (private equity)
Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing: MSREF V International and Special Situations Fund III
Macquarie Investment Banking Funds Division: Investing Macquarie International Infrastructure Fund and Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund
Kwap property arm appoints CEO; VFMC names new CEO as Lisa Gray retires; MSIG Singapore promotes Mack Eng as CEO; Monroe Capital opens first Asia office in Seoul, hires head from Aberdeen; Vanguard Australia appoints new MD to relocate from US; HSBC AM expands EM debt team; Vantage FX hires from CGS-CIMB in Singapore; and more.
Financials and healthcare have been spotted as promising sectors, while several tech IPOs are on the way, including a $2.2 billion fintech firm and a GIC-backed e-commerce startup.
A strong recovery in the Asia Pacific private capital markets in 2021 sets up favourable hiring and compensation trends.
The $95 billion Korean savings will set up a separately managed account for real estate debt investment early next year in order to shorten decision-making and help it win deals in a crowded market.