There is definite proof that sustainability-focused funds are outperforming their conventional counterparts. But some experts believe the traditional explanations for this are wrong.
In his new role, Strid will report to Christopher Meens, managing director of SunGardÆs GMI in the UK and Europe and the Asia-Pacific. He takes on the role after John Warren has moved to a new role as SunGard Asia-PacificÆs managing director for the PeopleÆs Republic of China.
Prior to his Hong Kong posting, Strid was a senior sales consultant for GMI in New York. He brings 18 years experience to his new position in various operational, business analyst and management rolls in the global futures and derivatives arena.
GMI supports the activities of clearing firms, securities firms, brokerage houses, and other participants in derivatives trading, such as multinational agriculture and energy companies. The clearing and accounting system also links to exchanges worldwide for automatic trade capture and access to pricing updates, margins, and risk arrays, while also helping clients to eliminate manual processes and consolidate data in a single integrated accounting system, control costs and increase competitiveness. Currently, listed derivative transactions on more than 75 exchanges worldwide are supported by GMI.
To get the clarity they want to make informed portfolio decisions, asset owners and managers must now blend and adapt multiple sources of traditional and non-traditional data to create actionable insights, said speakers at a webinar hosted by AsianInvestor and IHS Markit.
The country's largest insurer Ping An set up a $62 billion green investment target by 2025. Several more players are also joining the hunt for sustainable assets.
The boss of Thailand’s second-largest pension fund hopes that proposed changes in the law will help her diversify more into overseas markets. She is particularly bullish on China.
Investors can still find spread premiums in niche private debt, with the asset class's prognosis looking strong, said a keynote speaker at AsianInvestor’s latest summit on Wednesday.