There is definite proof that sustainability-focused funds are outperforming their conventional counterparts. But some experts believe the traditional explanations for this are wrong.
Au is hired close on the heels of Lau Cheng Soon who was appointed managing director of Invesco Real Estate Asia in March this year. Au will work closely with Soon in Hong Kong as well as InvescoÆs heads of European and American research.
Au joins Invesco with more then 12 years experience. Prior to Invesco he worked with Savills as director, research and consultancy with responsibility for the Hong Kong and Macau regions. Au has also served as an advisor to regional offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. He has a master of science degree in financial management from the University of London. He also has a post graduate diploma in surveying from the University of Hong Kong.
Invesco is an investment manager active in the region since 1962. It is part of AMVESCAP, a company listed on the London, New York and Toronto stock exchanges.
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.