Asset owners are navigating a complex path to net-zero using a range of strategies, with some choosing to integrate ESG expertise into their operations, according to a recent report by BNP Paribas.
We showcase AsianInvestor's best interviews with asset owners in July – a feat that spans the Asia-Pacific region. Key themes are rising rates impacting portfolio shifts, boosting ESG and revamping external manager mandates.
Through our flagship Asian Investment Summit in May, the AsianInvestor editorial team connected with several asset owners, enabling us to write a series of stories featuring their insights. We also had some strong asset owner stories outside of the event.
As asset owners emerge blinking in the daylight of the post-Covid reality, private markets and technology are offering the best way forward, two reports say.
Asset allocators remain determined to take the fight to companies lacking transparency on environmental and human rights issues.
High oil and gas prices and the global energy supply crunch have made fossil fuels more attractive, but asset owners and managers say that’s not about to derail their climate change goals.
ESG has caught an increasing amount of flak lately over whether it actually lives up to its billing as delivering better sustainability outcomes. Some of its critics are missing the point, say members of the investment community.
Investors plan to prioritise cost management, and are trending towards outsourcing and diversifying to niche investment strategies.
Asset owners, private and retail investors are still reeling from the volatile domino effects of the deeply interconnected crypto industry which saw $1.3 trillion of its total market cap wiped out this year.
Blackstone makes key regional hires to tap Asia's growing wealth; Sun Life regional CIO spells out challenges in ESG measurement; Temasek launches $3.6 billion decarbonisation-focused investment company GenZero; How CIOs in Hong Kong retain talent amid the brain drain; APG: Greenwashing should be punished
Measuring the environmental impact of investments is difficult, and measuring the social impact is harder still. However, this hasn’t stopped asset owners and managers from searching for better measurement techniques.