Singapore's GIC leads a $135 million fundraising round for US-based energy solutions firm Powin; Alberta Investment Management Corp is setting up its first Asian office in Singapore with an eye on Asian private equity; Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board will acquire a 70% stake in New Zealand's TowerCo; and more.
Singapore's GIC is linked with KKR in a joint bid for the $5.6 billion Australia-based Ramsay Health Care buyout; Japan's GPIF is urged to tap on its $75 billion alternative investment war chest to grow start-ups in the country; Shenzhen-based insurer Funde Sino Life Insurance became the largest shareholder of National Trust; and more.
Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC takes up 49.9% stake in Wee Hur’s student housing portfolio in Australia; China's Sunshine Insurance reportedly looking to list on HKEX in potentially the largest IPO of the year; New China Insurance issues a warning that its first-quarter profit might decline 70%; and Temasek sends stern warning on corporate governance to portfolio companies; and more
Hesta appoints new CFO; Lighthouse Canton hires head of global institutional sales and former GIC real estate PM; former China Huarong chair takes on top role at China Orient AM; Helen Huang joins Fidelity as China MD from Hwabao WP; UBS hires Raymond Gui to manage the lossmaking Asian high-yield fund; T Rowe Price hires fixed income specialist from JP Morgan; and more.
Interest in sustainable investments has not waned during the pandemic, but investors will need to find the right balance between returns and ESG values.
The government-owned Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) committed A$80 million ($59 million) to IFM’s Private Equity Growth Partners Fund.
The Australian superannuation fund is continuing its journey to invest in scalable affordable housing projects under its sustainable cities sustainable development goal (SDG).
MAS names sustainability head; Malaysia’s EPF appoints COO and CFO; GIC PE head for SEA leaves; State Super hires new exec; Hesta appoints chief growth officer, chief Debby Blakey appointed to corporate governance board; ex-BlackRock exec joins IQ-EQ in Singapore; HSBC AM builds direct real estate team; ex-Vanguard head of distribution joins LGIM; Sanne names Singapore head; and more
Last week, the UN released a report on climate change that shocked many people, but institutional investors who have been integrating ESG in their portfolio were not among them.
The Paris Agreement is necessary as a signpost for the future, but companies, institutional investors and governments should go further if they are serious about ESG, experts said.
Hesta reports record 23% return for sustainable growth option; Aware Super reaches $110 billion in AUM; People's Bank of China to continue supporting ESG bonds; US-based Generate raises $2 billion from international pension funds; Korea's CWMAA looking to hire for foreign infra mandate; Temasek enters $103m JV with nanotech firm; and more.
The Australian's Asic launches ESG fund review for greenwashing; Cbus hires from Apra; Hesta hires from AMP Life; Dai-ichi Life Insurance invests $50 million in climate infra fund; Korea's GEPS awards $105 million overseas infra mandates; Teachers' Pension calls for bids; QIA increases Credit Suisse stake; and more.