There is definite proof that sustainability-focused funds are outperforming their conventional counterparts. But some experts believe the traditional explanations for this are wrong.
Effective 1 May, Chua will work on regionwide economic issues, with a particular emphasis on Southeast Asian economics and Asian equity-related themes. Upon arriving at Citi, he will report to Yiping Huang, its managing director and head of EMA Asia-Pacific.
To Citigroup, Chua brings vast experience in the Asian economic sphere. He joins the firm from DBS in Singapore where was the senior regional economist (Southeast Asia) and Asian equity strategist. During his DBS tenure, Chua was also the honorary secretary of the Economic Society of Singapore and frequently quoted in the press.
Prior to his role at DBS, Chua worked at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) where he headed the external economies division, planning, policy and communications division and the financial surveillance division. In total Chua was with the MAS for six years.
Chua has also been a visiting lecturer and research fellow at the Economic Growth Centre at Yale University.
To get the clarity they want to make informed portfolio decisions, asset owners and managers must now blend and adapt multiple sources of traditional and non-traditional data to create actionable insights, said speakers at a webinar hosted by AsianInvestor and IHS Markit.
The country's largest insurer Ping An set up a $62 billion green investment target by 2025. Several more players are also joining the hunt for sustainable assets.
The boss of Thailand’s second-largest pension fund hopes that proposed changes in the law will help her diversify more into overseas markets. She is particularly bullish on China.
Investors can still find spread premiums in niche private debt, with the asset class's prognosis looking strong, said a keynote speaker at AsianInvestor’s latest summit on Wednesday.