Demand for education saw a near-50% year-on-year rise in attendees at our conferences last year. See a list of over 3,000 finance professionals across Asia-Pacific who attended.
This year's AsianInvestor summit in Hong Kong on May 18 and 19 attracted the usual strong mix of institutional investors, asset managers, consultants and government officials.
Liquidity is playing a key role in supporting current property market trends.
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Central bank digital currencies are seen as more stable than Bitcoin, but they are not likely to be traded the way cryptocurrencies or forex are.
Experts say the country's debut sovereign wealth fund needs full investing independence to attract international assets, but this appears unlikely according to current plans.
The investment consultancy plans to replace its China wealth leader after he left last month. A principal on its alternatives team has also moved on.
The number of lenders reducing their Asian exposure is seen to be growing fast amid the coronavirus crisis, leaving asset managers keen to fill the financing gap.
In a recent webinar, AsianInvestor spoke to top experts on emerging market (EM) corporate debt to get a better sense of the opportunities, risks and rewards that investors should be familiar with. To continue the conversation, we followed up with panelists to further explore some key issues.
The past year has seen something of a growth spurt for green bonds, with the market heading toward the $1 trillion milestone, according to data from the Climate Bonds Initiative and Bloomberg. It has also seen the emergence of social bonds, used for social investments with aims such as expanding access to healthcare and education. As well as significant government bond launches, there has been increased issuance from the corporate sector and from a wider range of businesses and industries.
While sustainable investment themes and practices are making steady in-roads across the region, the pace would increase with greater asset choice and standardised data, finds the latest AsianInvestor / S&P Dow Jones Indices ESG poll.
Studies show that when comparing the long-term returns of listed and unlisted real estate vehicles based on the same underlying assets, the listed sector is an effective proxy for direct property investment. However, listed real estate (LRE) has the benefit of higher transparency, diversification, unmatched liquidity and a lower hurdle to global access compared to direct property.