Venture financing in Asia appears to have slowed sharply since a record 2018. But activity behind the scenes suggests this is simply a blip as early-stage tech investment gains traction.
Hong Kong-based Zerobridge is set to join the swelling ranks of investment houses and asset owners tapping direct lending opportunities in the region.
CLSA Capital Partners is eyeing the potential for foreign firms to participate in direct lending in China, amid a rising focus on private debt in Asia.
Industry veteran Mark Speciale is leaving the French fund house to return to the US after 22 years in Asia.
The firm has placed management of Asia fixed income under its emerging market debt team in London, soon after closing three global bond funds and reorganising its EM equity setup.
China is looming larger on the radar of California’s $234 billion pension fund for teachers, as it undertakes a major portfolio management overhaul.