There is definite proof that sustainability-focused funds are outperforming their conventional counterparts. But some experts believe the traditional explanations for this are wrong.
Lehman has also announced simultaneously that Hong Kong shares can be traded via its Liquidity Cross dark pool system.
LehmanÆs India business is run by Tarun Jotwani. India came under the spotlight in LehmanÆs spring quarterly earnings announcement when the value of an investment in KSK Energy Ventures Limited, an Indian power company operating three power stations, was marked up from its $86 million purchase price a mere six weeks earlier to nearly $600 million. Analysts marvelled about the dizzying increase in value-added in such a brief time.
In other Lehman news this week, Richard Norris of the prime broking department is moving to Singapore where he will head Singapore sales and regional prime broking consultancy. In June, Norris competed in the Gobi March, a 150-mile race across the Gobi Desert, where he finished in a high position.
Last, but not least, Jasjit "Jesse" Bhattal, CEO of Lehman Brothers Asia-Pacific and the guiding light of Lehman Brothers Asia for the last decade, will shortly be returning to live in Hong Kong where he will continue in his current role. As head of investment banking he spent much of the 1990s in Hong Kong with Lehman, reporting to then Asia-Pacific chairman Dan Tyree, but has since been based in Tokyo. Lehman declined to comment on the reasons behind the relocation.
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.