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.
He will report to Jon Scoffin, Barclays Capital's head of Asian research, and to Phil Suttle, the bank's global head of emerging markets research. The move follows the June announcement of the expansion of ScoffinÆs responsibilities to include leadership of the broader Asian research team.
Redward joins Barclays Capital from alternative investment institution Citadel in London. For Citadel, he managed EMEA and Asian FX portfolios. Prior to this, he spent seven years at Deutsche Bank, where he was involved in building its Asian FX strategy product. Outside of these roles, Redward has also worked for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, which included a secondment to the Bank of Finland.
ôThis appointment is an important cornerstone of our plans for research in Asia and should help to increase our traction with active money managers, as well as strengthen our product suite," says Scoffin. "Asian economies, currencies and local markets are garnering the increasing attention of regional and international investors alike. I am looking forward to working with Peter in building a leading-edge and fully client-facing Asian economic and strategy product, that is also an integrated component of our global research offering."
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.
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