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.
Now that the $153 billion state pension fund has picked the Lion City over Hong Kong as its prospective Asian base, CIO Jerry Albright outlines his plans for the new branch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“We are almost at the point where every company is a tech company.” The sovereign wealth fund's co-heads of technology investment outline their holistic approach to the sector.
The Singaporean central bank has shifted a healthy slice of its reserves to the sovereign wealth fund, ahead of an expected economic slowdown amid slowing global trade.
Although the bill now appears shelved, Hong Kong has lost some of its competitive mojo to rival wealth management centre Singapore, leading to a gradual haemorrhaging of assets.
Industry veteran Mark Speciale is leaving the French fund house to return to the US after 22 years in Asia.
Singapore or Hong Kong may appeal to private equity managers for fund domiciling, as other offshore jurisdictions bring in stricter economic substance rules, thus reducing their attraction.
The firm has placed management of Asia fixed income under its emerging market debt team in London, soon after closing three global bond funds and reorganising its EM equity setup.
The large and fast-growing US fund house has poached an executive from Pimco to replace Carlo Venes after his promotion and relocation to head office.
The new executive joins two other recent senior sales joiners after a leadership shakeup at Prudential’s Asian fund management arm.
In the next part of our award summaries, we reveal the reasons for choosing the top fund houses for the second set of Asia Pacific's main regional markets.
The Singaporean fund remains the world's standout SWF tech investor due to the number and breadth of its deals, which cut across software, biotech and fintech, a new report shows.
The French insurer's Singapore chief investment officer is wary of private market valuations and a peaking credit cycle as he looks to build exposure to alternatives.
Leading insurance executives from across Asia gathered at AsianInvestor's events in Hong Kong and Singapore earlier this month to share their views on the investment landscape.
UK insurer Prudential’s Asian funds business has shrunk headcount as part of a business review, citing a challenging environment. The layoffs include four investment professionals.