The Dutch pension asset manager's Asia Pacific head of real estate says his team has just had one of its busiest years ever and that 2021 is looking similarly promising.
The new Tokyo office is to be headed by Junichiro Kawamura, who will carry the title of senior vice president. He will handle business development, investment origination and client relationships in Japan. Before joining Partners Group, Kawamura worked in the Mizuho Group and established an alternative investment business for Mizuho Trust and Banking.
ôAccess to the Japanese market will be further reinforced through our cooperation with new strategic distribution partners, such as Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management,ö says Christoph Rubeli, head of Partners Group for Asia and the Middle East.
Partners Group is a global alternative asset management firm with $18 billion under management in private equity, private debt, private real estate, listed alternative strategies, hedge funds and alternative beta strategies. Alternatives are managed across a range of funds, structured products and customized portfolios for institutional investors, private banks and distribution partners.
The group is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and the new Japan office supplements its existing presence in Asia, which is located in Singapore. As its name correctly suggests, Partners Group remains majority owned by its 34 partners and principals and its employees.
Mega players Nippon Life and Dai-ichi Life are looking for opportunities in higher-yield single-A US corporate bonds, which offer more appealing yields than stagnant domestic offerings.
The “lower for longer” monetary policy and stimulus packages, coupled with the rolling out of vaccine programmes favorably support real estate investing in the region, with offices and data centres presenting forward-looking opportunities.
As US fixed income default rates rose and yields fell during the pandemic, are Asian bonds, which have had more stable yields through 2020, looking more attractive?
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