BlackRock cuts to hurt Asia less; Malaysia's PNB names new CIO; Merian appoints HK sales head, global CEO; Sanne opens Tokyo branch; AllianzGI replaces Asia general counsel; and more.
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The Asian insurance giant has named a well-known industry figure to the role previously held by Benjamin Deng, adding to a list of recent investment staff changes in the sector.
Some insurance firms are shifting money from pooled funds into separate accounts to dampen the higher profit-and-loss volatility expected to result from a new reporting standard.
The CIO of Prudential Corporation Asia explains to AsianInvestor why he is looking to add alternative assets and wants fund houses to embody ESG when investing.
The Hong Kong group has appointed Willis Towers Watson as an outsourced chief investment officer to invest its pension funds, sources familiar with the arrangement say.
M&G's Apac institutional head exits firm; State Street and BNP Paribas Securities Services appoint new regional heads; Janus Henderson adds new Asia team heads; Benjamin Deng takes on new roles in IAMAC; a new Abu Dhabi fund house targets east Asia; 'Jack' Bogle passes away and more.
The recently set up C$62 billion public-sector fund manager plans to double its investment team, insource most assets and do more direct deals, says CIO Jean Michel.
Chinese regulators are putting up unnecessary barriers to fund managers wanting to take advantage of mutual recognition of funds between Hong Kong and the mainland, believe industry experts.
Taiwan will soon have its first ESG ETF and pension funds could be the likeliest target market.
The number of “millionaires next door” is growing exponentially in Asia-Pacific and they are turning to technology as they seek better returns from their investable assets.