Asset owners, lawyers and fund managers believe rising violence surrounding the protests in Hong Kong will hurt its financial appeal and could cause investors to relocate to Singapore.
China’s smaller companies are conducting structural changes through innovation.
Technology investing via venture capital has rapidly gained appeal among asset owners, but sovereign wealth funds, in particular, are focusing more on direct investments in this area.
The relative weakness contrasts with the robustness of the Asia-Pacific region's underlying real estate market and the solid performance of global real estate funds of funds.
AIA’s Group CIO Mark Konyn believes some investors haven't sufficiently considered the governance trade-offs of private assets, or their illiquidity in tougher times.
Insurers in Taiwan are leading a rising level of interest in ETFs among north Asian countries, seeing the vehicles as convenient for targeting higher yields and hedging purposes.
The multilateral institution has awarded Aberdeen Standard Investments an ESG-infused infrastructure corporate credits mandate to drive more institutional capital into the region.
China Investment Corporation posts 17.6% return; Deutsche Bank investigated for links to 1MDB; Temasek seeks to extend healthtech platform in India; Taiwan life insurers ravenous for fixed income ETFs; Saudi SWF takes out an $11 billion loan, and more.
Asset owners' appetite for illiquid assets has been tempered by several recent blowouts and prompted them to look more closely at fund houses' risk-management processes.
The pension fund's assertive approach on managers has helped cut management costs, but it's yet to be emulated by its peers in Asia. However, that could change.
The violent market swings last year had contributed to the biggest loss of population and wealth in Asia Pacific compared to other geographies, a Capgemini survey showed.
The Singapore $230 billion state fund will continue to ramp up its private market exposure, particularly in science- and tech-related assets, it explained during its annual report briefing.
Sovereign wealth funds in Asia and the world are more cautious about private assets and looking to target their holdings more carefully, according to the IFSWF.
There are any number of reasons why asset owners should be careful of rushing into the fast-proliferating range of technology company listings in China and Hong Kong.
Sovereign investors and central bank reserve managers believe more equities and infrastructure assets will bring value to their portfolios, a key new study shows.
Asset owners in Asia are warming to CLOs blended with direct private lending but will need to tighten the due diligence on their managers as a result, investment experts say.
AustralianSuper CIO warns of low returns; China brings forward lifting of foreign ownership limits; GPIF reports profit; Korea Post, APG invest in property debt; EPF eyes UK property; GIC, Mid East SWFs focus on Asia; global SWFs up bond exposure; and more.
A mixture of carrot and stick factors look likely to encourage Asian insurers to increase their use of environmental, social and governance considerations when investing.
South and Southeast Asia have been an oasis of calm amid global uncertainty, but can the region maintain this level of calm? Five fund managers offer their views.
Beijing's rescue of the collapsed Baoshang Bank has led some investors to seek out bond investments, relying on the implicit desire of the government to prevent a credit crisis.