There is definite proof that sustainability-focused funds are outperforming their conventional counterparts. But some experts believe the traditional explanations for this are wrong.
Kirby replaces former COO for Asia-Pacific Richard Laton, who has decided to retire from finance industry. Laton worked for RBS for 12 years and in the financial industry for over 20 years.
In his new Hong Kong-based position, Kirby will split his reporting duty. Locally, he will report to John McCormick, chief executive, global banking and markets, Asia-Pacific and globally, his reporting line will be to John Hourican, chief operating officer, global banking and markets.
He transfers from the firmÆs London offices where he was its chief operating officer for Europe. Outside of RBS, Kirby worked for both US and European investment banks in New York and London.
AsianInvestor reveals the first half of our marquee winners for this year's Asset Management awards, including best asset service provider and top alternative fund houses.
The number of millionaires in mainland China grew by 35% in 2020, while the number of millionaires in Hong Kong fell by 7%, according to a new report from the private bank.
The Australian pension fund joins other asset owners in eyeing private credit opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region, although liquid defensive assets retain a majority of allocations.
Alternatives news roundup: Asia Pacific's alternatives market to hit $6tr by 2025; Indonesia's SWF to buy troubled toll roads
Asia Pacific alternatives market to grow to $6tr by 2025; Australian private capital assets rose to A$77 billion in mid-2020; Chinese authorities limit cash management products holding riskier securities; Indonesia's sovereign wealth fund to acquire several toll roads; Korean institutional investors support scheme to buy US asset-backed securities; and more.