Sunsuper and QSuper appoints CIO for combined entity; State Street appoints heads of HK and Taiwan; Nothern Trust rebuilds Apac team; Manulife IM names emerging markets fixed income CIO; RBC Wealth Management hires four into HK; Lombard Odier hires two senior equity managers; Allianz Global Investors appoints Asia hand as equity CIO; and more.
Investors from China and the US are expected to continue buying assets in each other’s markets despite the blacklist of Chinese firms with military and surveillance ties.
AsianInvestor reveals the reasons why we picked the first half of this year's most impressive local fund managers, across the region's leading investment markets.
Greater China investors plan to increase exposure to exchange-traded funds, a new report finds, as HKEX waives fixed-income ETF fees and lists first ETF cross-listing with Shanghai.
AsianInvestor's scoop on Markus Egloff leaving UBS for KKR was most read in May 2021, followed by our Asset Management Awards announcements, and rules changes in Singapore and Greater China.
GIC leads funding round for Indian insurer; Taiwan's BLF sees returns rebound; Korea's NPS adds two British investment firms as managers; HKMA to increase allocation to ESG stocks and bonds; US pension fund agency approves $300m to Blackstone Asia PE fund; UN PRI's chief executive steps down; and more
Harvest Global Investments' Asia equities head leaves; Schroders losing multi-asset deputy head to rival; Northern Trust names head of Apac; Singapore's Central Provident Fund names new chair; Amundi appoints Hong Kong CEO; MAS renews Ravi Menon as managing director; NZ Super makes general manager promotion; and more.
The new chair of the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority wants to usher in wider investment choices. While well-intentioned, they could create new risks, warn experts.
Evelyn Xia is moving from RBC Global Asset Management to oversee the growth of the Anglo-South African firm's institutional business in the world's second-largest economy.
GIC to open new Sydney office; Japan's life insurers to ramp up allocations to foreign bonds; Samsung Life acquires stake in Savills IM; Indonesia's new sovereign wealth fund to invest in infrastructure; CPP Investments forms JV for mall in Kolkata; Goldman Sachs Asset Management to set up Chinese wealth management firm with ICBC; and more.
Insurer Aviva Singlife appoints new group chief executive; Temasek director relocates for MLC Asset Management role; Schroders sales director leaves for VC firm; Invesco fixed income manager leaves; Credit Suisse Global PE head to relocate to Hong Kong; UBS AM Australia and NZ head to step down; and more.
Jamie Allen, secretary-general of the ACGA, laments Asia's superficial levels of ESG discussion and says basic governance issues must be ironed out.
Rest Super mulls selling 50% stake in gas pipeline company; Australian super returns could drop amid high public market prices; several Dutch pensions cutting stakes in Chinese companies to protest Uyghur oppression; Japan's Nippon Life invests $230m in reinsurer; NPS and Korea Post plough $400m into KKR North America fund and more.
Fund managers and asset owners across Asia are open to investing into retail, opportunistic and distressed assets as they seek to offset generally declining property yields.
AsianInvestor's Asset Owner Insights survey reveals the asset classes are among the top investment priorities for pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and insurers for the next year.
India's National Investment and Infrastructure Fund appoints CIO to private equity fund; Korea Military Pension appoints new CIO for a three-year term; Manulife IM names head of real assets; JP Morgan Private Bank appoints China market leader; Credit Suisse hires two North Asia private bankers; Allianz Global Investors names new global multi-asset CIO.
Asset owners and property investors are finding it increasingly difficult to spot quality investments, due to an inflow of money and a lack of willing sellers.
A new PwC report reveals that Chinese family businesses are setting up an increasing number of family offices in the region as they seek to raise investment returns.
Rest Super hires two investment heads; Equip and Catholic Super JV hires acting CIO; AMP Australia reveals seven leaders including new CIO; State Street names head of Apac asset managers unit; BlackRock gets go-ahead for China wealth unit; Fidelity adds Asia director for sustainable investing; Allianz Real Estate appoints Japan acquisitions head; and more.
Despite eye-watering returns, there are strong signs that Spacs have reached a tipping point even as Singapore and Hong Kong weigh listings.