TCorp promotes general manager for financial markets; the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority announces executive changes; HSBC AM hires infrastructure equity team from AMP Capital; Franklin Templeton hires Southeast Asia head of institutional from BlackRock; MFS appoints managing director and hires former NPS PM; and more.
Aware Super appoints deputy CIO and head of governance; AustralianSuper promotes chief risk officer to replace Paul Schroder; Raffles Family Office adds two new roles to independent advisory board; Amundi appoints South Asia CEO; Barclays names China chief executive; Zico hires head of advisory in Singapore; Capital Group names head of HK client group; and more
AustralianSuper hires property head in London amid buildout; Cbus appoints first chief IT officer; Pictet opens Shanghai WFOE, names head; AMP Capital appoints Rebekah Swan as NZ head of clients; Milford AM names sustainable investment head, senior analyst; VC firm QED hires India/SE Asia head; and more.
The firm says a review of client investment priorities has led it to globalise its equities focus, hastening the departure of its Asian equities team.
A top-level reshuffle at the fund house – which has led to the exit of CIO Mark Beardow – will see Anthony Fasso return to Australia and help look for M&A opportunities for the firm.
Overly burdensome rules are hindering investors rather than protecting them, argue AMP Capital's Kerry Ching and Blair Pickerell, formerly of Nikko Asset Management.
The country's biggest asset owners will raise their allocations to infrastructure and property, reflecting a rising regional trend. Fund firms such as BlackRock are responding accordingly.
The volume of Asian infrastructure deals has hit record levels and is set to grow yet further with the advent of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and other similar projects.
AMP Capital's Tim Humphreys explains what investors are looking for when they move into infrastructure. He sets out the differences between listed and unlisted assets, and how to enhance portfolio performance.
ANZ loses private banking chief; Aberdeen makes property hire; UBP's Asia head to leave; AMP makes multi-strategy changes; General Atlantic's SE Asia head departs; Mercer makes fiduciary promotion; SuMi Trust GAS gets new Ireland CEO; and Wealth-X appoints CFO.
Recent moves by the two fund houses show they are keeping faith with the asset class, despite disappointing private investment inflows.
Drawing on computer modelling and human fundamental research, the Australian fund house has launched its first Asia-focused quantitative long/short fund with $25 million.