One of Hong Kong's biggest family firms, New World Development, plans to beef up its ESG vision, leading the way for other family offices and family firms in the region.
The family office of Alibaba's co-founder likes to do its own hands-on due diligence and favours deals that can make a difference, rather than investments for the sake of ESG.
Digital asset regulation is an ever-evolving area, but there are clues that give away the direction that regulators are taking.
Regulation will play a big role in the direction that digital assets will take as many digital exchanges continue to operate in a grey area in many territories in Asia, investors and industry players say.
With flexible mandates and long-term horizons, family offices are increasingly looking for exposure to digital assets, but the sector is still clouded by volatility.
Family disputes, Covid, low yields and high private market returns are driving a mindset change among family offices in Asia Pacific.
North American family offices are drawn to Asia, while firms already in the region are also looking to increase investments, according to a new report.
The way family offices contribute to society has evolved from philanthropy to impact investing - or in many cases, a blend of both.
Asia Pacific's family offices are a nimble bunch and never more so than when it comes to ESG where they're already proving to be ahead of the regulators.
Following China’s cryptocurrency ban, experts believe that Singapore is poised to take on a more prominent role in Asia’s digital assets space. Meanwhile, Hong Kong remains attractive for institutional investors.
The Evergrande crisis and government clampdowns has cast a pall over China investment. While one fund is putting investment on hold, another says it's staying the course.
Chinese government intervention and regulations are causing major headaches for domestic and foreign investors alike – especially those with large exposure to Chinese property.
The run-up to the COP26 meeting in Glasgow provides an opportunity for governments to take stronger leadership on the climate crisis as scepticism over green financing escalates.
SGX’s new framework for Spacs will likely provide investors with a much-needed channel for direct deals, but the verdict is still out on whether it will bring liquidity to the bourse.
When it comes to family offices, the generations don't always see eye to eye. For the younger generation, ESG concerns and tech plays are beginning to predominate.
Under the Wealth Connect scheme launched on Friday, both mainland and Hong Kong markets are expecting higher capital flow between the two regions.
Credit Suisse appoints Apac head of wealth planning; Deutsche Bank Wealth Management bolsters Southeast Asia team; Bank of Singapore hires from UBS Investment Bank; UBS Global Wealth Management names Apac co-heads; UOB hires from Julius Baer for new private wealth arm; Barings appoints MD for Apac private finance group; ex-Nomura banker joins EquitiesFirst as MD and Singapore head; and more
The adoption of tokenisation and digital assets by mainstream investors requires a global regulatory alignment that will not materialise anytime soon. Meanwhile, Singapore is stealing a march on rival centres.
Schroders announces leadership change in Asia Pacific; Sun Life adds to digital team; Raffles Family Office expands leadership team; State Street appoints head of product management for Asia Pacific; Goldman Sachs hires for family office offering in Australia; Rest GM joins cryptocurrency fund manager; Apex Group hires for real estate and Australian private market sales; and more.
Boosted by China's Reit market development and a series of regional measures, investors are being encouraged to utilise listed real estate vehicles.