Asian institutional investors were generally more optimistic about post-pandemic economic recovery but only 33% were confident about achieving their short-term objectives.
Asset owners and fund managers intend to invest more into multi-family real estate across Asia and the US, as more young people forced to rent instead of buying expensive houses.
Nearly one third of central banks plan to increase their holdings of the Chinese currency over the upcoming 12-24 months, survey from a central banking think tank found.
Thematic cryptocurrency and sustainable ETFs have drawn interest particularly in Asia, which was also the only region to register net inflows for Gold ETFs.
The most common strategy was ESG integration, with $24.6 trillion of AUM deployed, although negative screening and shareholder action were also popular.
Departing CEO Fiona Reynolds tells AsianInvestor how she hopes that, within a five-year period, human rights will be as important as climate issues for most investors.
The G7’s new infrastructure programme is unlikely to be any more successful than China’s Belt and Road Initiative in attracting private capital, experts say.
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Global SWF’s first-half report revealed very strong deal-making activity by state investors, along with shifting investment habits and a rising interest in in-house start-ups.
Allocation to hedge funds is set to rise in the second half of the year, propelled by their strong performance in 2020 and the current macro environment.
Central banks and financial supervisors are failing to integrate risks from nature loss, which may undercut a sustainable financial system, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Chinese assets and illiquid alternatives such as real estate are expected to be focuses for sovereign investors in the coming years, according to Invesco.
Some correction can generally be expected, but dividend-yielding sectors such as financials and healthcare hold opportunities in the near future, experts say.
The smart cities megatrend is just beginning to transform our lives in every way. How can investors capture this investment opportunity in today’s more volatile market environment?
The dollar has been on the rise since the Fed took a hawkish approach to its monetary policy, but what’s next?
Low to zero fees for co-investments mean higher returns, but opportunities are generally limited to institutional investors that can allocate dedicated resources.
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Investors can still find spread premiums in niche private debt, with the asset class's prognosis looking strong, said a keynote speaker at AsianInvestor’s latest summit on Wednesday.
The rise of ESG principles has driven capital out of fossil fuels but created lucrative opportunities for those still willing to invest in the space.
Senior executives at the Taiwan financial group and Canadian pension fund believe that companies have to make an ESG transition, and may not have a choice in a few years.