The city-state's newest life insurer is looking to appoint more third-party fund managers this year as it grows its assets and expands across borders, its CEO tells AsianInvestor.
The Swiss insurer's Hong Kong and Singapore businesses are looking to buy illiquid alternatives for the first time, despite the relatively meagre returns on offer.
The chief executive, chief financial officer and chief operating officer are moving on, and the fund house’s choice of new CEO is seen as surprising.
Institutional investors have a key role to play in this initiative since natural capital is not well looked after in Asia, says a new umbrella body launched on Monday.
The US firm is looking to lure more Asian institutional money into its exchange-traded funds, but regionally listed products remain a hard sell.
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The ministry is set to issue a request for proposal for an outsourced chief investment officer solution to its pension assets. It could be followed by others, say several sources.
The central bank hopes to draw more private equity and infrastructure fund operators to Singapore and may yet push more money out to external managers in time.
Insurance firms in Singapore will need to review existing custodian agreements or even renegotiate them in view of incoming rule changes, regulation experts say.
Most of the fund house’s emerging market equity investment staff are moving on as it takes steps to rationalise its product lineup.
The private bank is bringing in a bond market veteran as chief investment officer, with the current incumbent set to take on another role.
A lack of scale in Singapore and the problems of trying to sell funds with no distribution costs or adviser commissions are seen as key reasons for Vanguard closing the office.
The $1 trillion US fund house is fast adding staff in Hong Kong across investment and sales, as other asset managers consolidate or retrench in the region.
The Singapore state investor is steadily expanding its North America portfolio and has opened a third US office, in Washington, DC. But it may slow its pace of deal-making globally.
A senior fund manager's departure will herald increased responsibility for the Asian equities team led by Ng Soo Nam.
A senior executive will switch from Eastspring Investments, part of UK-based Prudential, to replace Paul Wilson as insurers in Asia look to develop their offerings for wealthy clients.
The chief operating officers of some of the region's leading fund houses gather in Singapore for AsianInvestor's forum.