ESG is no passing fad, as more investors are convinced that alpha can be found in ESG and regulators continue to introduce rules to lift ESG standards.
Most recently, Oghigian was a member of Jones DayÆs Tokyo team, where he held the role of of counsel. Throughout his tenure at Jones Day, he specialized in cross-border transactions such as joint ventures, licensing & distribution agreements, and mergers & acquisitions. He also practices in the field of international commercial arbitration.
Oghigian has also served the Canadian embassy in Tokyo as a diplomat in the Canadian Department of External Affairs for five years. The fluent English, French and Japanese speaker has also contributed and edited The Law of Commerce in Japan: A Collection of Introductory Essays.
Oghigian has also served as adjunct professor and taught international law at the University of British Columbia and as a visiting professor at Rikkyo University, Japan.
According to Paul Hastings, the decision to poach Oghigian was prompted by a slew of inquires by Japanese corporations for arbitration clauses in M&A and joint venture agreements and the anticipation for further arbitrations to brought before Japanese and international arbitration institutions.
In its second annual sustainable investment report, the sovereign wealth fund says it invested $1.79bn in ESG bonds. Experts say asset owners next need to consolidate their standards.
Senior executives at the Taiwan financial group and Canadian pension fund believe that companies have to make an ESG transition, and may not have a choice in a few years.
Record low borrowing costs in Australia are feeding demand for the country's real estate, with domestic and global investors raising their allocations into the sector.
Experts have a diversified view on the appeal of private assets across the region, but one thing's for certain - inflows are rising, particularly into China and the US.