Japan, Korea and China are leading the charge into overseas assets which are set to grow from $5.9 trillion to $9.3 trillion between 2020 and 2025.
Global trends and research overwhelmingly show that private equity firms regard ESG as of growing importance, with firms based in Europe leading the way. However, Asia Pacific is a notable hotspot in the growth of ESG-awareness in the private markets, with firms proactively seeking out initiatives to improve ESG performance. Liam Woods, Apex APAC Head of Business Development, reflects on these drivers of greater ESG prominence in 2020, predicting that 2021 will be the year in which ESG will become more than just a ‘box ticking’ exercise for private equity in Asia Pacific.
Asian life insurers are more cautious than global peers about economic risks, according to a new survey. Some, including AIA and FWD, are seeking to diversify their risks in response.
A new survey by Greenwich Associates reveals many global investors are considering Asian opportunities given that low yields in the US, Europe and Japan have proved advantageous for those investing in Asian fixed income assets.