MAS names sustainability head; Malaysia’s EPF appoints COO and CFO; GIC PE head for SEA leaves; State Super hires new exec; Hesta appoints chief growth officer, chief Debby Blakey appointed to corporate governance board; ex-BlackRock exec joins IQ-EQ in Singapore; HSBC AM builds direct real estate team; ex-Vanguard head of distribution joins LGIM; Sanne names Singapore head; and more
Sevack brings expertise in SEC-registered and Rule 144A/Reg S equity, high-yield bond, convertible bond, and floating rate note offerings (including the global component of Hong Kong stock exchange listed offerings). His practice has included representation of both issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of equity and debt capital markets transactions, including Nasdaq, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Hong Kong and Singapore stock exchange listings.
A significant portion of these transactions have involved issuers from Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.
He makes the leap to Paul Hastings from rival international firm Freshfields. For the past six years, Sevack has practiced in its Hong Kong offices where he was a partner in the US corporate group. Prior to Freshfields, Sevack spent eight years at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and Hong Kong.
Sevack is also a member of the State Bar of New York and is a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong.
The AU$85 billion ($61.6 billion) Australian super fund has some exposure to indebted property developer Evergrande. Meanwhile, China’s construction finance is part of its core strategy in real estate.
Investors are seeing the risks, but also the opportunities of the logistics sector. Warehousing their fears for the moment, they can see it's a good conduit to high-growth assets.
Insto roundup: GPIF staff say J-Reits more attractive than traditional assets; Hong Kong's strict Spac criteria
EISS Super hit by another scandal; China's CSRC launches consultation on disclosure requirements for new BSE securities; Hong Kong issues consultation paper on Spacs; New World Development partners with China Taiping to focus on Greater Bay Area projects; GPIF employees say Japanese Reits have grown more attractive; Taiwan's BLF invites bid for $1.7 billion mandate; and more
SGX’s new framework for Spacs will likely provide investors with a much-needed channel for direct deals, but the verdict is still out on whether it will bring liquidity to the bourse.