The two Canadian funds are fast ramping up headcount in Asia. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has even set up another branch and hired a regional head of infrastructure from its rival.
Having secured a dealing licence in Hong Kong last year, Canada's biggest pension fund is considering locating traders in Asia. It has also added an equity investment head in India.
Mark Konyn, CIO of AIA, is concerned that complacency among Asian governments and regulators may lead to China dominating the region's capital markets.
The Swiss family-owned financial services firm has set up in Singapore, with Alston Beinhorn in charge of asset management operations.
Dean Lockhart shifts to Singapore and Nigel Pridmore relocates from London to Hong Kong.
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US-based TIAA’s investment arm is ramping up its Asia presence after posting a record regional inflow of assets this year, its global CEO and Asia head tell AsianInvestor.
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The Netherlands’ largest pension asset manager stays on track with its Asia buildout, having hired 10 investment staff in the region this year.
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South Korea's National Pension Service and Singapore's GIC have signed up to the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change as momentum builds on sustainability issues.
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Beyond the pandemic and trade tensions, underlying developments in China may have transformative implications on companies in Asia and frame how investors look at Asian equities going forward, including up and coming small caps.
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