Asia continues to lag other regions for integrating ESG principles with investing; better data and stronger regulatory requirements will help institutional investors, market observers say.
In his new posting, Ma will be responsible for structuring interest rate, hybrid and fund derivative products and will work with his superiors to further co-ordinate its Asian and European rates structuring efforts.
For Deutsche, Ma reports directly to David Lynne, its Singapore-based head of global rates trading for Asia, and on a global basis, to Bhupinder Singh, head of European and Asian rates structuring.
At Credit Suisse, Ma was previously the head of rates structuring, while also holding the roles of head of private bank and third party distribution for Asia ex-Japan. Ma also brings experience from Morgan Stanley, Schroders and Citigroup to Deutsche Bank.
The appetite of institutional investors for green, social, and sustainable bonds that bring clear environmental and socio-economic benefits shows no sign of waning.
The German insurer has plans for the property sector in Australia and China too.
Global investors are advised to look selectively at Japanese equities as the country recovers from lockdown and continues to improve corporate governance.
Weekly investor roundup: Sun Life weighs second ESG fund in HK; Korea's NPS reduces domestic equity allocation
Sun Life considers launching second ESG fund in Hong Kong as it banks on the growing theme; NPS lowers exposure to large-cap and other domestic shares; Temasek's Vertex Technology Acquisition Corporation becomes first special purpose acquisition company on the Singapore Exchange; and more