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.
Nichols is based in the firmÆs Hong Kong offices and reports to Christopher Wendel, head of equities sales Asia. As part of his role, Nichols is charged with leading the build out of LehmanÆs Asia equities sales team.
Nichols joins from Deutsche Bank where he was head of generalist sales. Prior to this role, he was vice president of equity sales at ING, working for this bank in both Hong Kong and Singapore.
Korea Teachers' Credit Union appoints new CIO; AIA Singapore hired ESG head from UOB; Ping An confirms appointment of Benjamin Deng as CIO; Australian Unity hires first head of responsible investment; AMP has new head of portfolio management for multi-assets, Robeco hires Asia fixed income head; Haitong makes three new appointments for institutional clients business; and more.
After two tenures, AsianInvestor's 2021 Standout CIO Jang Dong-hun looks back on the past six years at Korea's Poba with satisfaction.
Risks including property downturn and ongoing pandemic make for difficult investment decisions.
As a pioneer in the Australian super space, CSC continues to focus on core objectives while taking calculated risks in an uncertain macro-economic environment.