There is definite proof that sustainability-focused funds are outperforming their conventional counterparts. But some experts believe the traditional explanations for this are wrong.
Del Col used to work as a managing director at Swift where he headed relationship management and business development. Before then he was a managing principal at Capco and prior to that was a vice-president at Deutsche Bank in its global operating efficiencies and industry initiatives department.
LaCrosse is a new arrival to AsiaÆs hedge fund administration scene and recently opened an office in Singapore. At this early juncture, the firm reckons it has made some inroads into the start-up hedge fund administration business locally dominated by HSBC, Citco and Fortis, plus recent up-and-comers Matt Brown's Citi and Mascall-Robson's JPMorgan.
"Funds tell us that it is so difficult to find skilled backoffice and operational resources," says Stewart Feffer, CEO of LaCrosse. "They say that outsourcing to a platform like ours makes more sense than taking on the people and systems investments themselves.ö
That view has been corroborated by hedge funds locally, who say that they would like to hire hedge fund accountants away from administrators, but their mobility and ambition to move is often-times a problem, with the conservative accountants reluctant to move to a hedge fund from the big glamorous hedge fund administration shops.
The boss of Thailand’s second-largest pension fund hopes proposed changes in the law will help her diversify more into overseas markets and 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.
AsianInvestor details the second part of our marquee award winners for 2021, which includes the standout ESG adviser and also the asset manager of the year.
AsianInvestor reveals the first half of our marquee winners for this year's Asset Management awards, including best asset service provider and top alternative fund houses.