There is definite proof that sustainability-focused funds are outperforming their conventional counterparts. But some experts believe the traditional explanations for this are wrong.
McNicholas has the title of director on the financing sales team in Hong Kong and will have primary responsibility for selling financing services to quantitative and professional trading clients. He will report to regional co-head Eddie Guillemette.
Prime broking director at Merrill, Paul Thomas, will relocate to Hong Kong from Australia next month. He manages the financing relationships in the region and will be part of the financing sales team located in Hong Kong. He continues to report to Eddie Guillemette.
Additionally, Phil Pineo is joining Merrill Lynch as a vice-president in the financing sales team in Australia. He will have primary responsibility for selling financing services to Australian clients. He joins from Satellite Asset Management in London. He has also worked for GlobeOp, UBS and Morgan Stanley, all in the UK. He will report to Paul Thomas functionally and John Laws locally.
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.