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.
The Canadian pension fund and Australian property developer have increased their firepower for deals ahead of a 5G rollout that is set to deliver a major fillip to Chinese e-commerce.
Banks in Southeast Asia are selling their asset management arms as risk management costs rise and clients seek more adventurous products, drawing interest from Western insurers.
What the dramatic $4.1 billion financing of the world’s priciest building, The Center, tells us about investor appetite for prime Hong Kong property and the outlook for strata-titled deals.
The French fund house will cut poorly performing and overlapping funds and focus on products close to client preferences, as it aims to build Asia AUM, said the group deputy CIO.
MBK Partners has seen its sale of a 60% stake in CNS fall through again, underscoring the difficulty for private equity firms looking to exit Taiwan in the face of regulatory challenges.