A strong recovery in the Asia Pacific private capital markets in 2021 sets up favourable hiring and compensation trends.
Changing demographics, rising salaries and a generalised change in the wealth landscape is driving the fast pension fund asset growth
Private credit might be less attractive than it was last year as investors rush into the market, but there are sweet spots to be found.
The regulation, which is now in the final implementation phases, will likely give institutional investors and asset managers a hard time as initial margin calculation is highly technical.
The group will look for private debt opportunities in Asia but CIO Alvin Ying noted the maturity journey of the market could take a while.
Investors are not deterred by the thinning spread between logistics and office yields, as prices continue to climb in Australia.
MAS names sustainability head; Malaysia’s EPF appoints COO and CFO; GIC PE head for SEA leaves; State Super hires new exec; Hesta appoints chief growth officer, chief Debby Blakey appointed to corporate governance board; ex-BlackRock exec joins IQ-EQ in Singapore; HSBC AM builds direct real estate team; ex-Vanguard head of distribution joins LGIM; Sanne names Singapore head; and more
Generally, however, Asian pension funds’ allocations to alternative assets demonstrated only a modest increase of 0.6% from 2019 to 2020.
The region's largest investors are increasingly looking at impact investing. But to do so effectively, they need to effectively measure how successful these approaches are proving.
Asia Pacific head Duncan Robertson shares the firm's latest plans for the region and his views on the latest themes clients have shown interest in.
Stuck between low yields and the need to include fixed income in their portfolios, institutional investors like Cbus are getting creative with their approach to income investing.
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
Now in its 8th year, the awards aim to recognise excellence and best practice among the leading asset owners operating in Asia Pacific.
Massive structural changes are underway in Asia. Which industries will stay ahead of the game after the pandemic and how can investors maximise the compelling opportunities?
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Technology and big data-driven databases are expected to help Asian asset owners appropriately benchmark their alternative investments across the world.
Asian insurers and pension funds are partnering up with logistics experts to strategically invest in logistics real estate across the globe.
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