Prudential's head of digital departs; CapitaLand Investment Management's CEO resigns; HSBC Private Bank picks up trio of executives; BNY Mellon IM hires intermediary duo; Sterling Valuation sets up HK office; Moody's appoints Asia Pacific head and more.
Wealthy investors in Asia are more willing to take risks than their peers in the West, although they may not realise it, a survey study by RBC Wealth Management shows.
Australia still the safer bet as Asia lacks enough assets on a large-enough scale. But European asset owners see some scope for development, not least in Japan and China.
Australian supers foreign equity holdings surge; Japan's Dai-Ichi Life cuts stocks in big investment shift; Korea's Teachers Pension hires new CIO, NPS sees over 100 investment staff leave after 2016 HQ shift; Malaysia's EPF suffers record income drop and more.
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A new generation of wealthy people sees the potential of adding modern technology into their family offices. But traditional skills and experience are also a vital commodity.
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Regional pension funds are dialling back on risk after a tough 2018 in which assets shrank, and amid lingering geopolitical uncertainties, according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson.
Poorly performing superannuation funds set to close; First State Super to ramp up local loan investments; Hong Kong's HKMA buys into Sydney project; Korea's NPS enjoys strong second quarter; Korean insurers suffer as duration gap grows; and more.
The growth of fixed income ETF instruments has been robust, so it’s of little surprise investors have concerns over the risks entailed. Here we dispel a few myths about the investment vehicle.
A July survey of 177 institutional investors by Preqin showed an overwhelming majority believe equity markets are at a peak and could see a big correction soon.
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South and Southeast Asia's infrastructure needs have prompted the central bank to act as a conduit for investment, partly by overseeing the creation of new investment vehicles.
The departure comes as the French fund house is looking for a new head of institutional business for the region.
The desire of asset owners across Asia to build more private asset positions could cause some problems if they don't extend their investing horizons to new areas.
New Zealand's government wants to see the domestic venture-capital market bridge the gap in series A and B capital funding. NZ Super is providing funds to support that development.
The Asian bond market offers refuge with higher yields and stable return but investors need to navigate idiosyncratic risks and the impact of policy and politics.
The asset class is gaining more investors across the region but it faces challenges too, not least a dearth of investible assets and rising competition.
The new appointee, who previously ran Asia insurance coverage for JP Morgan Asset Management, will be supported by another recent arrival.
The high-profile departure of the chief executive of Hong Kong's flagship carrier will only underline foreign investor concerns about the risks of doing business in China.