The latest run-up in the price of Bitcoin has sparked more interest in digital tokenised investments, particularly among wealthy families and individuals.
The Singapore funds have reinforced their standing as the world's most active sovereign wealth investors, underlining the benefits of strong global resources and partnerships.
The Singapore sovereign wealth fund is understood to be working to integrate data science – a cutting-edge practice in the investment space – more closely into its processes.
The data and analytics specialist is joining asset management consultancy Shoreline to expand the team in Singapore advising on investment operating models.
The chief executive's decision to step down after nearly 17 years ends an era of rapid evolution. New CEO Dilhan Pillay will need to accelerate Temasek's move into modern areas.
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.
Australia's Future Fund records 1.7% gain for 2020; Allianz creates first 100% foreign-owned asset management firm in China; HKMA's investment income slips 24.6%; Jakarta appoints supervisory board members for its sovereign fund; Korea's short-selling ban hurts asset owner demand for stocks, Norway's SWF sells oil company exposures and more.
Khiem Do and Tracy Lau leave Barings; Capital Group hires investment director; Aberdeen Standard names new Apac CEO, chairman; Nikko AM replaces Korea institutional salesman; Eurizon adds Asia head; ex-GIC infra specialist joins Pantheon; Grosvenor appoints new Japan president; Eastspring adds US sales executive; and more.
The spread of central bank digital currencies could well complement and expand the tokenisation of other assets and the proliferation of digital bonds, say investment executives.
Like certain other Canadian funds, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is accelerating its regional buildout. It is focusing on adding talent in equities and real assets in Singapore.
AsianInvestor is announcing the winners of its seventh Institutional Excellence Awards. We begin by unveiling the top asset owners in each major Asia Pacific market.
The Singaporean state investment fund is focusing on China's new economy sectors, with many other investors likely to put money into the country and other emerging markets.
The disease did not greatly impact the investing habits of the ultra-rich, but is driving them to consider more investing guidance, sustainability and succession planning, says a new study.
Investors' interest in the mutual market access scheme is muted, but the Chinese securities regulator is already mulling a new connect programme with Singapore.
The Singapore sovereign wealth fund's CIO, Jeffrey Jaensubhakij, told a forum last week where he sees post-pandemic investment opportunities for 2021.
The insurer made the appointment after the previous incumbent went on sabbatical, said a spokeswoman. It is now seeking a new head of investment strategy.
Wealthy families are setting up secondary offices in Singapore to diversify their exposure to risks, particularly in Hong Kong, and to avoid areas being badly affected by the pandemic.
The Singapore state investor is integrating four of its asset management arms under one chief, with an eye on greater scale, product synergies and a shared technology platform.
Oxford Properties plans to move its Asia Pacific head to Singapore to spearhead a push to diversify and ramp up its regional exposure to as much as a quarter of its global assets.
The C$205 billion Canadian pension fund is putting expertise in place to focus on various new areas in Asia.