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.
Roach joins White & Case from Skadden Arps, where he was counsel in its energy project finance and development group in Singapore. His focus is on advising developers of infrastructure projects and oil and gas exploration and production companies, with an emphasis on the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry.
His practice also includes companies acquiring and divesting interests in large infrastructure projects - he has substantial experience in LNG project development. Roach has represented BG in connection with the development of the Tangguh LNG Project in Indonesia for several years.
Recently, he has been advising PT Medco Energi Internasional, IndonesiaÆs largest listed independent exploration and production company in connection with various projects in Indonesia, and LNG Japan Corporation (a joint venture between Sumitomo Corporation and Sojitz Corporation) in connection with the development and financing of the Tangguh LNG Project.
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.