The sovereign wealth fund's sale of a Malaysian hospital to another of its portfolio companies marks the latest in an ongoing set of healthcare asset divestments.
A link between China and London's stock markets has long been in the offing. But due to a series of challenges it may never get off the ground, reports sister publication FinanceAsia.
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Asset owners and managers are being drawn to private credit investments in China and India, but also other areas. However, Asia presents unique risk challenges too.
The chief executive's decision to step down after nearly 17 years ends an era of rapid evolution. New CEO Dilhan Pillay will need to accelerate Temasek's move into modern areas.
The state pension fund particularly wants to raise its overall foreign investments but will slow its appointment of external managers following last year’s bribery scandal.
BNY Mellon’s new report looks at key drivers shaping the investment industry that buy-side leaders should not miss.
Investors in Asia Pacific will likely see the low interest rate environment as an opportunity to add risk assets in the hope that the economic recovery is on the immediate horizon, but the case for owning gold in portfolios remains strong, according to Jaspar Crawley, Head of Distribution, APAC, at The World Gold Council.
Although the green economy represents an investment opportunity equivalent to a $4 trillion market cap, the rapid growth in recent years needs to accelerate further to achieve the goal of keeping global warming within 2 degrees.
The development of institutional grade financial infrastructure such as exchanges and custody arrangements has made digital assets more accessible to traditional fund houses, ETF issuers and other types of investors. Yet more consideration is needed about how to allocate to these assets and also mitigate the risks.
There is growing investor interest in managing the environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors inherent in securities lending – especially concerning voting rights – finds a consultation conducted by AsianInvestor and the Pan Asia Securities Lending Association (PASLA).