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.
All submissions will be reviewed by a judging panel on a blind basis, with Cynthia Chung, Honorary Legal Advisor, Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association (HKRSA) administrating the competition and ensuring anonymity for all submissions and impartiality among the judges. The judges are Anthony Griffiths, Provident Funds Trustee; Peter Wong, HKRSA; and Jame DiBiasio and Jonathan Watkin, AsianInvestor.
All submissions must be made to Ms. Chung by March 20, 2006. Address entries to her at [email protected] or in person to the Office of HKRSA (2202, Lippo Tower 11, Queensway) under the subject heading "AsianInvestor Competition". The winner will be announced at AsianInvestor's annual Achievement Awards dinner on Friday, May 19. AsianInvestor will endorse the winning proposal, publish it in our June edition and disseminate it among key Hong Kong policymakers and media.
The judges welcome proposals that are simple to understand and implement, and will have a substantive impact. Lateral thinking is welcome. Proposals should:
- Address the aging issue and the World Bank's multi-pillar recommendation
- Reduce complexity
- Help to build an adequate and sustainable retirement income
- Promote confidence in retirement savings, and promote incentives to save
- Increase universal savings
- Be equitable
- Be cost-effective (and realistic) from a government's perspective
- Be cost-effective for retirement schemes and funds to implement and run, and
- Be accountable and secure from a regulator's (and consumer's) perspective
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.
Malaysia's Armed Forces Fund hires new CEO; Canada's Omers appoints Asia capital markets managing director; HSBC Asset Management creates alternatives unit, appoints CIO as its head; Bank of Singapore names global wealth head; Aware Super hires IFA head; Hong Kong names acting head for MPFA; Schroders adding to Asia ESG headcount; and more.
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.