As ESG is becoming the new pillar of asset allocation, major institutional investors in the region share insights on how to incorporate ESG in investments in a webinar organised by Natixis Investment Managers in partnership with AsianInvestor.
She had been working as the commercial director of Fortis Bank's hedge-fund administration services in Hong Kong for just over a year and before then had been with Deutsche Asset Management's sales unit in Singapore as director of absolute-return strategies. Before then, she was with Bank of Bermuda's hedge-fund administration department. Attempts to contact her this week have been unsuccessful.
Fortis has told AsianInvestor that its hedge-fund administration department in Asia has been restructured, for reasons unrelated to her departure. The departmental coverage has been demarcated into a north and south Asia split.
As a temporary measure, Stewart Bent is covering her job across the full region. He has also been promoted to the senior commercial role in Hong Kong, bagging the title of regional director, sales and relationship management for Asia ex-Japan. In an expansion of his former role, he has picked up client relationships to complement his ongoing sales responsibilities.
In another internal move, Dan Synk has become head of operations in Hong Kong. Both gentlemen will report to Gordon Shaw, a managing director based in Hong Kong.
July’s most read: GIC to hire five associates; Omers to invest C$12bn more into Asia; Aussie super funds seeking co-investments
Hirings at GIC and Schroders, Omer's plan to add up to C$12 billion ($9.5 billion) in Asia by 2025, and Singapore's AUM rise to $3.5 trillion made our top stories for July.
This month, AsianInvestor is running a series of stories on the decisions driving the choices of institutional investors as 10-year US treasuries drop further below zero.
Inflation fears spooked investors earlier this year and continue to weigh on their minds as resurgent economic activity pushes up prices, yet evidence suggests the inflation pick-up is transitory.
The results posted by the Bureau of Labor Funds (BLF) in Taiwan fell short of the benchmark index, and one analyst urges more to be done particularly after last year’s scandal.