China Life Insurance appoints new president; Solmaz Altin joins Prudential from Allianz; Temasek director appointed chair of ESG committee at SVCA; Manulife IM Asia CIO for real estate to depart in June with Jessie Liu appointed as his replacement; JP Morgan AM hires from AllianceBernstein; Cbus appoints head of retirement and product governance; and more
The social impact of buildings remains elusive, particularly in Asia, as investors attempt to make the assessment of 'S' in ESG more systemic.
More attention needs to be paid to pollution reporting by companies, their compliance to ESG standards, and commercial gains for companies that adhere to standards, asset owners say.
The German insurer has plans for the property sector in Australia and China too.
Despite Evergrande's woes, Allianz is still bullish on Chinese property and infrastructure, although it has slowed down its investment process.
The regulator has opened the door wider for overseas insurance asset managers but several challenges mean adoption has been slower than expected.
The new sustainable investment vehicle is expected to target more renewable projects in Latin America, Africa and South Asia.
Korea's Poba CIO to leave after six years in office; CPPIB names chief sustainability officer; Allianz announces new Apac CEO as Solmaz Altin leaves firm; Barings promotes international head; Simon England-Brammer relocates from Hong Kong to London to take on new Emea and Asia Pacific role at Nuveen; HSBC AM appoints Apac and HK CEO from Fidelity; and more
Foreign investments can provide expertise as well as capital to Asia’s infrastructure markets, says one of the world’s largest infrastructure asset owners.
Wanted: ESG experts that can see through a customer's eyes. AsianInvestor sounded out asset owners to see what they're looking for when it comes to management hires.
Allianz Real Estate has given itself until the end of next year to reverse the fortunes of the assets in its €74bn real estate portfolio that are performing poorly on carbon emissions.
Allianz, AIA, and AXA are set to compete with domestic players via wholly owned business and asset management firms in China.