Temasek thinks market valuations have not yet priced in a global economic recession; Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan has announced plans to double its headcount in its Singapore office for Asia expansion; Samsung insurance firms have committed to a $650 million mandate into alternative assets managed by Blackstone; and more
The conversation about Chinese investments is quieter than it was before, but a camp of venture capitalists remains optimistic about its recovery.
By cutting exposure to public equities, Asia family offices have managed to dodge some of the damage from market downturns that hit their European and Middle Eastern counterparts.
High net worth investors are increasingly turning to bricks and mortar to allocate capital, with Japan and its residential housing sector emerging as a favoured destination.
Momentum for decarbonisation across Southeast Asia is growing, as more market players pay attention to their carbon footprint, and countries transition towards net zero.
The demand from both older and newer generations of (U)HNWIs are spurring a development in private asset offerings for single and multifamily offices.
Korean Teachers’ Credit Union has signed a second real estate partnership agreement with a Californian counterpart; Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund backs third fund in series focused on Australian logistics assets; the investment firm that manages part of Alibaba co-founder's fortune is retreating from US stocks as it increasingly focuses on private markets.
Today’s volatile, unpredictable and rapidly changing investment landscape has inevitably led to a significant re-pricing of assets in recent months. This is posing big challenges for investors. Among them, ESG investment strategies are in the spotlight. While flows to these funds have grown during bullish markets over the past two to three years, questions are now being asked about how investors can balance returns while still integrating sustainability objectives.
Most family offices in Asia are ready to get started with ESG impact investing, but the question they have is “how?”, according to Robert Kim of professional athlete Jeremy Lin’s family office.
The first batch of pension providers, including China Life, will join Hong Kong’s MPF’s new electronic platform next year; Ontario Teachers' Pension acquires majority stake in private hospital chain in India; head of Korea's sovereign wealth fund's investment strategy and innovation division is named its new chief investment officer; and more.
Singapore's Temasek and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority participates in China-based biotech firm funding round; NGS Super has divested from oil and gas exploration and production companies as it works towards a carbon-neutral portfolio by 2030; head of strategy and innovation will be promoted as the chief investment officer of Korea Investment Corporation; and more.
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