The US manager has appointed Patrick O’Donnell from BNP Paribas Investment Partners in a newly created role to keep its product suite in line with institutional needs.
The US fund manager has appointed ING alumnus Christopher Gunns to liaise with investment consultants in Asia-Pacific. It has also set up a regional COO role and plans further hires.
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The largest retirement funds in the Netherlands and South Korea have formed a landmark partnership to focus on real asset mega-deals. Their investment heads tell AsianInvestor why.
Taiping Insurance appoints new chairman; Etiqa replaces Singapore chief; Nuveen appoints Japan real estate head; Vontobel opens Singapore office; Aquila Capital names Apac CEO; Neuberger Berman adds new RM; Ocorian poaches fund services trio from Apex; Northern Trust replaces HK client services head; CSOP sells FO business to Carret Private and more.
Federated Hermes adds Asia, Australia/New Zealand sales heads; Eastspring, Nomura AM, Aberdeen name new Taiwan chiefs; Peak Re hires first chief economist; CBRE names HK investment property head; Campbell Lutyens appoints senior adviser in Singapore; and more.
The Malaysian state-linked unit trust manager has given factor-based global equity mandates to three fund houses and is mulling investing into new types of illiquid assets, say sources.
The Canadian fund house has hired the experienced sales executive after the exits of Kim Jun-Ku last year and James Chen in July, as it looks to build its private markets business.
Institutional investors still believe private asset investing comes with extra challenges, but that the diversification and return benefits make it worth their while. A recent Schroders survey identifies notable increases in interest for real estate debt, infrastructure equity and insurance-linked securities.
The de facto central bank plans to increase the liquidity level in its portfolio. Experts say this could mean cutting its alternative asset exposure while raising its allocation to bonds.
The country’s planned new sovereign wealth fund is intended to act as a conduit for infrastructure investment, via several investors as well as different investment paths.
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