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.
She will report to CEO David Pierce, who told AsianInvestor that the firm continues to build its expertise as it perceives a continuation of growth in Asia.
She joins from Capvent India, an Indian fund of funds manager, with which she worked in Bangalore and Goa. Before then, she worked at ICICI Bank, based in Goa.
Divgi holds a Masters of Financial Services and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, each from Goa University. In addition to English and Hindi, she also boasts fluency in Indian dialects Konkani and Marathi.
Squadron manages private equity fund portfolios having an aggregate value of well in excess of $1 billion, including the Squadron Asia Pacific Fund, a fund of funds that closed in excess of its targeted $300 million.
Squadron received an AsianInvestor award in 2007 for being the best combo fund of private equity and fund of hedge funds house, which it shared with Search GroupÆs high-octane fund of hedge funds wing, Sail.
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.
Malaysia's Armed Forces Fund hires new CEO; Canada's Omers appoints Asia capital markets managing director; HSBC Asset Management creates alternatives unit, appoints CIO as its head; Bank of Singapore names global wealth head; Aware Super hires IFA head; Hong Kong names acting head for MPFA; Schroders adding to Asia ESG headcount; and more.
Asian fixed income assets – including Hong Kong dollar (HKD) bonds – are luring growing numbers of global investors who are striving for reliable and consistent returns amid macro uncertainty compounded by rising inflation and rates, according to HSBC Asset Management.