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.
Under the mandate, Janus will act as a sub-advisor to Nikko Asset ManagementÆs Nikko Global Wrap North American Equity Mother Fund. The fund is a Japan-domiciled investment trust with assets under management of around of Ñ75.4 billion ($750 million). The fund is part of various portfolios, including one of NikkoÆs flagship multi-manager funds, the GW Seven Eggs Fund, which invests in seven diversified asset classes and sub-advised by a variety of investment managers.
The Janus research strategy is a core product for the firm that invests in the most compelling ideas generated by the in-depth, grass roots research conducted by the firmÆs analysts. Holdings and weightings within each sector are determined by the sector teams and are buy-rated or strong buy-rated by the research team.
Jim Goff, the firmÆs director of research, oversees the investment process for the Janus Research Fund and is responsible for day-to-day portfolio management. The strategy will be sector neutral and will look to generate excess returns above the MSCI North America Index while minimising tracking error.
Janus Capital Management is a unit of Janus Capital Group, which manages around $192 billion in assets for more than four million individual and institutional clients around the globe. Outside the US, Janus has offices in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Milan.
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.