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.
QianÆs role will also include supporting the cross-selling of the bankÆs Greater China product capabilities.
He takes the new job in INGÆs Shanghai offices and will directly report to Jean-Francois Gillard, country manager for Hong Kong and China, as well as Malcolm Brown, head of corporate clients, Asia.
He makes the move to ING from JS Investment Consulting, where he held the post of partner at the boutique financial services provider. Over his career, Qian has also held positions such at UBS, where he spent five years being involved in the set-up of its Greater China risk management and debt business operations.
Other roles include a portfolio manager position at Yield Management Group in Canada and a lecturing position in the New Brunswick government.
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.
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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.