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.
The bank believes institutional investors and portfolio managers can generate additional risk-adjusted returns through the use of systematic ways to rank managers and analyse risks. Its securities services unit is rolling out a suite of products that provide manager-consistency analysis and marginal-risk analysis, aimed at institutional money managers, pension funds and endowments.
The bankÆs manager-consistency analysis tool scores external managers across asset classes, based on risk-adjusted returns. It is meant to identify for institutions which third-party managers consistently generate alpha.
The marginal-risk analyser helps investors incrementally improve the risk/return profile of a portfolio, by letting them play with different mixes of asset allocations and manager selection, and seeing how that impacts total risk in the portfolio.
The new investment improvement tools were developed by the JPMorganÆs investment analytics and consulting (IAC) division, which helps institutional clients optimise portfolios by creating customised and forward-looking solutions that address both current and future requirements. Its existing toolkit includes asset-liability analysis, performance measurement and value-at-risk calculations. This division of JPMorgan provides services to more than 200 clients internationally with $1.5 trillion in assets.
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.