The Japanese fund house has added a head of institutional business for China/Hong Kong and an ETF salesman and is also hiring a replacement Korea client coverage executive.
The $80 billion fund is targeting US and European infrastructure and property with a focus on debt holdings and mid-cap managers, in line with its increasingly global investment strategy.
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.
Reserve managers in Asia and elsewhere aim to relax their investment guidelines amid the pandemic fallout, with an eye on assets such as EM stocks and private equity, say experts.
The number of lenders reducing their Asian exposure is seen to be growing fast amid the coronavirus crisis, leaving asset managers keen to fill the financing gap.
The failure of an experienced investment team to raise capital for a new and well-performing distressed debt strategy highlights the challenges posed by Covid – including personal ones.