Aberdeen Standard Investments' head of Asia Pacific on how crises and consolidation have affected the investment industry and why his firm first chose Singapore as its regional base.
The UK asset manager’s Asia chief reflects on the merger of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life and on fund industry consolidation in general.
With talk of consolidation swirling around several big fund houses, AsianInvestor quizzes Aberdeen Standard’s Hugh Young and Mark Browning of Franklin Templeton about the trend.
But other investors have been busy striking deals in Japan's residential sector, which is seen as likely to hold up better than other Asian real estate markets amid the pandemic.
The British asset manager has internally re-assigned the duties of Kang Puay-Ju and David Lam following their departures.
With spreads on Asian junk bonds having widened sharply, are they a good bet, despite widespread concern over expected corporate defaults in the coming months?