Ontario Teachers' makes changes in its APAC leadership team; Australian Retirement Trust deputy CIO leaves; Franklin Templeton taps Greater China sales role from BNP Paribas AM; Asian Development Bank appoints VP for East, SE Asia; JP Morgan AM Asia ETFs head departs; and more.
The multi-lateral bank is in talks with institutional investors to gauge interest in infrastructure investing, a senior ADB executive said at AsianInvestor's Insurance Investment Forum.
The China-based multilateral bank could refinance its brownfield infrastructure projects in the capital markets, giving institutional investors infrastructure-linked assets to invest into.
Financial services firms and governments should work to create more products providing exposure to infrastructure, an AsianInvestor forum heard. Australia is held up as a good model.
A project supported by the Asian Development Bank seeks to produce incremental integration to fixed-income markets through standardised documentation.
The Asian Development Bank warns that the region must improve bond market liquidity and cooperation or bond prices will suffer.
ADB economist Jayant Menon says the region should weather a Western economic storm, but its recovery will be slower and escaping the ‘middle income trap’ more difficult.
Macquarie's Asian infrastructure conference reveals no surprises on India û investment still moves at a glacial pace.