AsianInvestor’s Family Office Briefing returns to Hong Kong as an in-person event for the first time since 2019 and will bring together a select group of family office leaders to discuss the investment landscape, emerging themes and opportunities, and the growing importance of sustainable and impact investing.
Institutional investors are increasingly looking to real assets for sustainability and capital preservation, although difficulty finding suitable opportunities is seen as an impediment.
Unisuper add to private markets team; HKEX makes three appointments; Natixis IM's APAC head changes role; Allspring opens HK office; Leo Wealth makes Singapore acquisition; and more.
Life insurance companies are having to adapt to new or upcoming regulatory regimes that will likely have a significant impact on investment decisions in the coming year.
Japan's state pension fund announced changes to its manager lineup for active foreign equities with 19 new mandates; Hong Kong's Mandatory Provident Fund may see a double-digit rebound in 2023; and more.
Philippines' Social Security System gets new CEO; FWD taps risk chief from Axa; KIC makes changes to investment teams; Eastspring hires UOB veteran; Temasek, Future Fund execs join GPCA board; and more.
Australian superannuation fund HESTA almost doubles its commitment to sustainability focused private equity investment program; Temasek in funding round for fintech startup focusing on rural India; and more.
Inflation and economic uncertainty are leading to dwindling opportunities for investors, top executives from both institutions told AsianInvestor.
Issuers from the region are leading demand for accreditation by the SDI AOP, an ESG platform launched by four global pension funds recently.
The €277bn Dutch pension fund is slowing allocations to the region as part of a worldwide strategy to combat falling asset prices.
The manager of the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund has concerns about the number of women occupying top corporate roles in Japan; insurance giant AIA is diving into China’s commercial property sector with a stake in a retail-office complex; and more.
While far from immune to global economic weakness and risks, the APAC region has more resilient growth projections in the medium term, buoyed by its growing middle class, says Richard van den Berg, fund manager for M&G Asia Property Strategy.