Instead of using an iron fist approach to incorporate ESG principles, Cathay Financial’s CIO shows how it can be done through both internal and external engagement.
Taiwan’s biggest life insurer has been building its investment team and offshore exposure to help it generate alpha. More than half of its portfolio is now in foreign assets.
The online funds firm is understood to have applied to list on the Singapore Exchange. It is also seeking to tap deregulation in Taiwan and retail appetite for online funds in China.
Initially the firm is looking at high-yielding stocks to kick-start a $1 billion Asia ex-Japan equity mandate for parent Cathay, but it is questioning the relevance of Asian fixed income.
Cathay Conning Asset Management’s new CEO, Mark Konyn, reveals his hiring and build-out plans, as well as why he took the job at the start-up.
The joint-venture manager has appointed Mark Konyn to lead its strategic expansion across the region targeting institutional and insurance assets.