Investors’ willingness to engage on ESG issues is set to continue into 2021, as Covid-19 spotlights the need for sustainability and ESG funds generally perform well.
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German firm launches bankruptcy proceedings against Evergrande.
The new sustainable investment vehicle is expected to target more renewable projects in Latin America, Africa and South Asia.
Future Fund appoints Toby Johnston as chief economist; GIC hires tech head from Credit Suisse; MAS adds Alvin Tan and Ng Wai King as board members; SoftBank promotes four managing partners; Mercer appoints Helen Leung and Kevin Jeffrey to the Hong Kong office; Haitong appoints head of investment strategy from UBS; and more
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The SWF also aims to review and update its negative investing list on a regular basis to prevent systemic risk.
Asia’s private debt funding gap is spurring a growing wave of investment products to tackle remaining roadblocks for outsider financing.
Over the next 12 months, investors in Asia will likely contend with a fast-moving investment landscape shaped by China’s increasing focus on sustainability alongside the tenor of macroeconomic policies and the path of inflation. PineBridge Investments’ specialists offer their views on what investors can expect in 2022 and the opportunities arising from this confluence of changes.
Consistent returns is a must for Asian asset owners when it comes to selecting external managers, according to an AOI report. Information delivery also ranks high on the list.