Regional transactions are bouncing back to pre-Covid levels, but experts caution that each geography requires a different investment strategy.
Insto roundup: FWD files for ADR listing in New York; Nippon Wealth Life fully acquired by parent firm
Intrust Super chief executive to step down after merger; Aware acquires site for essential worker affordable housing; China bans cryptocurrency-related business activities; Hong Kong insure FWD filed for US listing of ADRs; Nippon Life acquires wealth life insurance from MassMutual; NPS to hire five investment managers to diversify portfolio; Malaysia to review Spacs framework; EPF reports $8 billion investment income; and more
CDPQ's Ivanhoe Cambridge hires ex-GIC real estate expert; NZ Super adds board member; Future Fund appoints chief people officer; BlackRock real estate CIO joins Singapore's Capitaland; AMP Capital hires MD for energy; Northern Trust AM names new CIO; T Rowe Price hires AU and NZ institutional head; Nuveen hires Southeast Asia institutional head; Citi names sustainability head in Singapore; and more
Insto roundup: GPIF staff say J-Reits more attractive than traditional assets; Hong Kong's strict Spac criteria
EISS Super hit by another scandal; China's CSRC launches consultation on disclosure requirements for new BSE securities; Hong Kong issues consultation paper on Spacs; New World Development partners with China Taiping to focus on Greater Bay Area projects; GPIF employees say Japanese Reits have grown more attractive; Taiwan's BLF invites bid for $1.7 billion mandate; and more
SGX’s new framework for Spacs will likely provide investors with a much-needed channel for direct deals, but the verdict is still out on whether it will bring liquidity to the bourse.
Kwap property arm appoints CEO; VFMC names new CEO as Lisa Gray retires; MSIG Singapore promotes Mack Eng as CEO; Monroe Capital opens first Asia office in Seoul, hires head from Aberdeen; Vanguard Australia appoints new MD to relocate from US; HSBC AM expands EM debt team; Vantage FX hires from CGS-CIMB in Singapore; and more.
EISS Super CEO resigns after failing performance test; China to launch wealth management pilots in four cities; Hong Kong's MPF grows 26% y-o-y; India's NIIF in talks to acquire and develop green energy assets; Korea Post to hire financial services firm; GIC, Baring Private Equity, IMM Private Equity to exit from Kyobo Life Insurance; Khazana to sell stake in Cenviro; EPF trims stake in oil palm planter; and more
MAS names sustainability head; Malaysia’s EPF appoints COO and CFO; GIC PE head for SEA leaves; State Super hires new exec; Hesta appoints chief growth officer, chief Debby Blakey appointed to corporate governance board; ex-BlackRock exec joins IQ-EQ in Singapore; HSBC AM builds direct real estate team; ex-Vanguard head of distribution joins LGIM; Sanne names Singapore head; and more
Asia Pacific head Duncan Robertson shares the firm's latest plans for the region and his views on the latest themes clients have shown interest in.
Credit Suisse appoints Apac head of wealth planning; Deutsche Bank Wealth Management bolsters Southeast Asia team; Bank of Singapore hires from UBS Investment Bank; UBS Global Wealth Management names Apac co-heads; UOB hires from Julius Baer for new private wealth arm; Barings appoints MD for Apac private finance group; ex-Nomura banker joins EquitiesFirst as MD and Singapore head; and more
Insto roundup: Australia's Future Fund announces new investment strategy; China to set up third stock exchange
Australia's Future Fund develops new investment strategy; Aware Super looking for buyers for agribusiness portfolio; China to launch third stock exchange for small and medium businesses, and crackdown on mismanaged private funds; Kotec to hire asset manager for $130 million domestic bond mandate; Malaysia's EPF makes two senior appointments; SGX allows Spac listings; and more
Yin Haining and Markus Egloff join KKR as managing directors for its client partner group; QIC CIO to retire, promotes Allison Hill; Fidelity China President resigns; AIA Singapore appoints chief distribution officer; PE fund appoints VP of ESG and risk; Haitong International hires global head of asset management from Goldman Sachs; and more
Investors will take heart from predictions of strong growth for Singapore’s economy, but analysts observed that China's tech clampdown and the pandemic could still disrupt markets.
Asian insurers and pension funds are partnering up with logistics experts to strategically invest in logistics real estate across the globe.
August's most read: Ping An to add $7.7bn in real assets; Nippon Life's PRI appointment boosts Japan’s ESG push
Ping An to push forward with real asset investments despite headwind; Nippon Life's PRI appointment boosts Japan’s ESG push; how crypto firm licences could prompt investments; global asset owners' growing appetite for Chinese government bonds; rating agencies in China under pressure amid bond defaults; and more.
As the concept of engagement continues to spread, asset owners need to decide how far they are prepared to push recalcitrant companies.
Australian Catholic Superannuation and NGS Super abandon merger plans; ASX 200 has no all-male boards for the first time; CIC posts 6.82% 10-year net returns; Cambridge Associates applies for licences to conduct business in Hong Kong; Korea's NPS records 7.49% returns for H1 this year; Korea Post seeks managers for ESG stocks mandate; GIC invests in Hong Kong ESG data start-up MioTech; and more
AustralianSuper promotes deputy equity head; StateSuper appoints senior manager for liquid alternatives; Afma appoints chief executive from Promontory Australia; Hang Seng Bank names new chief executive; HSBC appoints Southeast Asia head of sustainable finance; Ruffer to close HK office, head to retire; Bank of New Zealand CEO rejoins NAB as digital chief; and more.
Richard Teng was employed at the Monetary Authority of Singapore for 13 years, and at the Singapore Exchange for seven.
State-backed Chinese investors will bail out Huarong Asset Management, which unveiled $15.9 billion losses; Hong Kong insurer FWD planning $3 billion IPO in the US; MPF posts 28% investment return and 35% jump in assets; Korea's Poba seeks two managers for multi-asset mandate; NPS divests entire 11.5 million shares in General Electric; Malaysia's PNB and Khazanah pledges to increase sustainable investments; and more