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.
The state investment company suffered a 2.28% loss in the 12 months to March 31, smaller than many rivals. It is targeting technology and sustainability in its plans.
The US fund house’s president and de facto head of client coverage for Asia is returning to his native UK for personal reasons, having built out the regional business.
The two Canadian funds are fast ramping up headcount in Asia. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has even set up another branch and hired a regional head of infrastructure from its rival.
Hong Kong's lack of stability is causing it to lose out to Singapore in the competition to manage and administer private family investments.
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Regional life insurers will seek to reweigh their portfolios to seek out sufficient returns in the low rate environment, reduce duration gaps and adapt to new capital rules.
The SAR's central bank and industry leaders tell AsianInvestor that reports of Hong Kong's demise have been greatly exaggerated.
Industry executives give their views on whether rival financial centres will be able to draw financial firms and investors away from north Asia's premier financial hub.
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Asia’s ultra-rich say the worst is not over for markets, but they are carefully looking for opportunities to spend their cash, particularly in some private assets and Asia equities.
Having shrunk its active equity and alternative investment teams, the asset management arm of Prudential Corporation Asia is increasing its focus on passive strategies.
The bond fund manager does not plan to replace him. It has seen several senior-level hires and departures in the region in recent months.