Stepping into 2020, AsianInvestor asks six private equity experts which sectors or geographies investors should look out for, and which ones asset owners should avoid.
Private equity investors are stepping up their due diligence of fund managers’ operations and governance amid growing worries about their lack of transparency.
A study on asset owners' commitment to responsible investing ranked five Asia Pacific institutions highly but also found the gap between the best and the rest to be very large.
The regulator could focus more on corporate governance and work with HKEx to drive disclosure standardisation, says Nana Li of the Asian Corporate Governance Association.
The Malaysian pension fund's sign-up to the UN principles further boosts Malaysia's attempts to improve levels of corporate governance and transparency.
Consistent with its pioneering role on governance issues, the fund is an early mover in offering information on its voting history, which is in line with best investment practice globally.