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.
Chow will be working as an executive director in the six-strong private equity team, which manages several direct investments across Asia. She will be reporting to senior managing director David Pierce.
She had spent 2005 helping Michael Ying, the Chairman of Esprit Holdings, to set up his family office in Hong Kong.
Prior to her first stint with Search she had worked with QED Global Limited, a Hong Kong-based tech company, and before then was with the consulting firm McKinsey. She started her career doing cardiovascular research with Genentech, having studied molecular biology at the University of California in Berkeley.
The Search Investment Group is the private investment firm of Robert Miller, a founder of Duty Free Shoppers, which he now co-owns with LVMH. Search Investment Group owns a controlling interest in Search Alternative Investments Limited (Sail), an alternative asset management firm based in Hong Kong that specializes in fund of funds products.
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.