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This year's event took place at Honi Honi cocktail lounge in Hong Kong's Central district.
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Investors in Asia Pacific will likely see the low interest rate environment as an opportunity to add risk assets in the hope that the economic recovery is on the immediate horizon, but the case for owning gold in portfolios remains strong, according to Jaspar Crawley, Head of Distribution, APAC, at The World Gold Council.
Western asset owners are steadily adding real estate investment capabilities in Asia, while local players have refocused attention onto their home region.
Economic developments in Asia present investment opportunities and current high valuations may be "an accident waiting to happen", say investors.
New European Union regulations being introduced in March will raise the bar for ESG reporting and could well hurt the appeal of energy- and carbon-intensive stocks.