The combined value of assets held by Australia’s super funds is 50% higher than the total GDP of the entire country, intensifying the need for strong regulation and new investment opportunities.
New World Development becomes the first Asian corporate to issue a USD-denominated dual-tranche social and green offering in the public bond markets.
Concerns remain on whether interest rate hikes by the Fed will be able to slow economic activity and tame inflation — or push the US economy into recession, triggering major uncertainties for Asian capital markets.
The future of the capital markets is clearly defined by digitalisation and the integration of blockchain technology, OMFIF’s latest report finds.
Will the Federal Reserve’s move to raise interest rates and tighten policy aggressively hamper the economic recovery in Asia? What impact will it have on equity and fixed income asset classes?
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.