Swiss Re hires head of China asset management business; BlackRock deregisters its China WFOE; DWS names head of Apac insurance coverage; Amundi appoints first Asia sustainability officer; Manulife IM appoints senior portfolio manager for asset allocation; Morgan Stanley IM hires portfolio manager for A-shares; and more.
The life insurer has promoted Fanda Ho to replace Ben Rudd, who recently moved to a new internal role.
China Pacific Insurance appoints new chairwoman, COO; AMP's CEO to leave by third quarter; Robeco announces duo in senior China roles; Axa IM hires head of institutional sales for Asia; GLP names co-president for logistics; BlackRock sells onshore Korea distribution business; Income Partners poaches head of distribution from Vanguard; and more.
CPPIB, Omers and OTPP are busy hiring in the region for investment talent in credit, real assets and particularly equities. Omers is also planning to add office space in Singapore.
CPPIB to hire its first head of Apac operations; Mubadala building ESG investment team; Sun Life names president of international hubs and HK CEO; HKMA appoints deputy chief executive; KKR appoints head of Australia and NZ real estate; Knight Frank names global capital markets head; Fortius hires head of capital and business development and more.
Australia's Future Fund sees three senior executives leave; Australia Post Super discusses potential merger with Sunsuper; Indonesia's new sovereign wealth fund to get $10b from the United Arab Emirates; Dai-ichi Life invests $4.6m in immunotherapy startup; KIC of Korea opens San Francisco office; Vertex Holdings of Temasek looking to raise $800m; and more.
Institutional flows into Chinese equities have been rising since early last year despite high technology valuations, US restrictions and Beijing's growing scrutiny of internet firms.
Ben Rudd has switched posts after four years as chief investment officer for the life insurer's Hong Kong business, and further changes are coming.
The insurer is turning to private equity as part of a search for more investment diversification and yield, says Hong Kong CIO Jethro Goodchild. Infrastructure debt is also gaining appeal.
China’s tightening of fintech regulations has dealt a blow to companies such as Alibaba and Tencent. With a slew of IPOs coming in Hong Kong, investors assess tech stock valuations.
Yu Xiaobo, head of the China business of the Hong Kong-based fund manager, has resigned from his post. Value Partners has made two senior appointments to help fill his shoes.
Senior executives at the two life insurers shared how they and peers should adapt their investment portfolios ahead of Hong Kong's new risk-based capital regime.
The city is vying with Singapore to become the family office hub in the region, but experts believe it will take time to amend important tax incentives to support this aspiration.
The latest run-up in the price of Bitcoin has sparked more interest in digital tokenised investments, particularly among wealthy families and individuals.
For AsianInvestor's latest Year of the Ox outlook, we ask whether Hong Kong or Shanghai bourses could replace Nasdaq as the biggest site of equity fundraising in 2021.
AsianInvestor concludes revisiting last year's predictions by judging whether our views on Hong Kong's enduring financial strength and assessment of a Brexit deal were correct.
Willis Towers Watson loses investment director for Asia; State Super appoints GM of defined benefits, assets and liabilities; Carlyle adds credit fundraising head in Asia; Google founder Brin sets up Singapore family office; Ping An AM names new CEO and chairman; Schroders adds Australia private credit PM; HSBC sets up Thai private bank business; and more.
The $1 trillion asset management arm of the US's Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association has added specialist real estate expertise and more client coverage executives.
The US alternative investment giant moves to tap fast-swelling institutional demand for private debt assets, reflecting a peer group trend to build up specialist expertise locally.
Legal & General Investment Management is transferring management of its assets in Hong Kong to head office in London and waving goodbye to three senior Asia-based executives.