Allianz Real Estate hires Scott Kim from Korea's National Pension Service; NZSuper hires investment strategist from Australian Retirement Trust; Former NPS executive Kim Seongmog joins Affirma as private credit head; Eastspring loses head of intermediary sales; Value Partners hires senior director from Allianz Global Investors; and more.
Driven by market volatility and the search for higher yields, family offices are raising allocation to alternative assets.
ESGpedia, developed by fintech firm Hashtacs (Stacs), is the world’s first government-backed blockchain-based ESG registry that tracks data of this scale across industries.
By putting sustainability at the heart of its investment approach and showing its commitment to creating value for investors through digital access, Fidelity International has been named as AsianInvestor’s ‘Fund House of the Year - Singapore’ for 2022.
Horizons Ventures to open family office in Singapore; AustralianSuper expands private equity investments over the next two years; CDPQ real estate arm Ivanhoe Cambridge to invest $1 billion in green digital infrastructure project in India with Bain Capital and Lodha Group; and more.
Volatile geopolitics, unpredictable monetary policy and generational differences in priorities means sovereign wealth funds will have their work cut out for them in the coming decades.
Concerns remain on whether interest rate hikes by the Fed will be able to slow economic activity and tame inflation — or push the US economy into recession, triggering major uncertainties for Asian capital markets.
India’s Life Insurance Corp initial offering was oversubscribed 2.95 times, with participation from Norges Bank Investment Management, GIC, ADIA, and domestic funds; the Saudi Public Investment Fund will allow investments in Israeli companies for the first time with a $2 billion commitment in private-equity firm Affinity Partners; Hong Kong's Exchange Fund posts $7 billion quarterly loss; and more
GIC doesn't insist on the most up-to-date ESG data before investing in a target, as long as it has the potential to improve how it measures its risks in the area.
FX strategist joins GIC from JP Morgan; BNP AM Singapore CEO Christian Bucaro to leave; QIC appoints transport partner; Abrdn names head of product strategy as its wholesales distribution director for Apac leaves for BlackRock; Hyundai- and Rockefeller-backed Sylban Group appoints vice-chair and Singapore-based MD; Franklin Templeton appoints Korea head; and more.
Sovereign and pension funds as well as private equity firms are looking at opportunities in data centres, telecom towers, and fibre networks in the region.
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