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
This is a new dedicated role set up by the company which sees Asia as an increasingly important region for the marketing of its quant capability to institutional investors.
The bulk of GSAMÆs quant strategy team is based in London and provides underlying investment models for products sold on by institutional clients including absolute return, hedge fund, fixed income, equities and commodities funds and structures.
The team is led by director of quantitative resources Robert Litterman, based in New York, who co-authored the Black-Litterman Global Asset Allocation Model with Nobel prize-winning economist the late Fischer Black. Litterman is responsible for quantitative and global investment strategies.
State Street has yet to announce a replacement for Pascoe. He joined the firm in 1999 and served both in Hong Kong and Australia. He was named Asia CIO in 2005 when he transfered to Hong Kong for his second stint in the territory.
SGX’s new framework for Spacs will likely provide investors with a much-needed channel for direct deals, but the verdict is still out on whether it will bring liquidity to the bourse.
The asset allocation matrix is becoming more complex as investors look for new sources of returns beyond traditional asset types. How can investors measure and maximise returns in compounded portfolios?
When it comes to family offices, the generations don't always see eye to eye. For the younger generation, ESG concerns and tech plays are beginning to predominate.
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.