Some of the biggest pension funds, state-owned investors and family offices across Asia take stock of their exposure to Silicon Valley Bank after it was shut down by US regulators.
Sovereign wealth funds were the best performing category for AsianInvestor's 2016 listing of asset owners and the only one whose top 10 members posted positive AUM growth.
The AI300 survey, revealed in full in AsianInvestor's July issue, saw marked changes among the lowest 100 organisations, with new Korean entrants and Australian super funds on the decline.
Two investment heads agree on the benefits of portfolio risk budgeting, but hold different views on tail-risk hedging and illiquid assets.
The insurer has been striving to replace Jonathan Hekster as head of distribution partnership for Asia after he was promoted for his role in the bancassurance tie-up with DBS Bank.
Blackstone shuts Asia advisory unit, BoS loses director, Barings hires in sales, Templeton bolsters consultant relations, Bordier names CIO, HKMA replaces research director and BNPP in wealth management shake-up.
Compliance with regulations has put cost pressures on banks, creating internal instability and making them fertile hunting ground for recruiters in 2013. Standalone fund firms have benefited.
Deutsche Bank expects the CNH bond market to grow over 50% in 2012, with more products launched. It comes as AsianInvestor hosts its third RMB Rising event in Hong Kong today.
If asset managers and owners in Asia are to incorporate climate risk into their investment modelling processes, they will need more regulatory certainty on the issue, say consultants.
Post-crisis, there is greater pressure on managers of fund managers in Asia to justify their fees and provide more information about the funds they choose.
Nice guys can come second. Participants in the secondary market for distressed debt assess the environment.
Christopher Todd Burgess will head up the newly formed international desk and run the external asset manager business.