There is definite proof that sustainability-focused funds are outperforming their conventional counterparts. But some experts believe the traditional explanations for this are wrong.
Field takes on the combined role of executive director of origination and portfolio management with the task of improving client service. ôWe are on track for significant volume growth this year and we took this opportunity to combine the origination and portfolio management teams of EFIC to improve EFICÆs client service and risk management,ö says the agencyÆs managing director, Angus Armour.
Field was previously head of global banking at Deutsche Bank in Sydney and has also held a number of roles with Westpac and Lloyds Bank in Sydney, London and Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, Stuart Neilson fills the role of chief financial officer at EFIC having also come from an investment banking background. He was once regional executive in global financial operations and COO at JPMorgan in Australia and chief financial officer for Lloyds Bank NZA.
Commenting on NeilsonÆs appointment, Armour says: ôEFICÆs mandate creates a complex operating environment with diverse and significant exposures in many parts of the world. StuartÆs experience in this area will be a valuable addition to the executive.ö
AsianInvestor reveals the first half of our marquee winners for this year's Asset Management awards, including best asset service provider and top alternative fund houses.
The number of millionaires in mainland China grew by 35% in 2020, while the number of millionaires in Hong Kong fell by 7%, according to a new report from the private bank.
The Australian pension fund joins other asset owners in eyeing private credit opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region, although liquid defensive assets retain a majority of allocations.
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