Engaging in the green transition means doing good while making money, the family office’s chief executive tells AsianInvestor.
In an exclusive interview, chief investment officer Don Guo said Prudential sees opportunities across various asset classes, including alternatives and Chinese equities.
Institutional investors are increasingly looking to real assets for sustainability and capital preservation, although difficulty finding suitable opportunities is seen as an impediment.
In partnership with Nuveen
In an interview on the back of the launch of Nuveen’s 2022 EQuilibirum survey of global institutional investors, Nick Liolis, the chief investment officer at TIAA and Amy O’Brien, the global head of responsible investing at Nuveen speak about how insurance companies approach impact investing.
New regulations mean a single large allocation to an impact fund could risk creating underperformance across the fund as a whole making them too risky for smaller funds, say analysts.
From ocean protection funds to turtle conservation and eco-tourism ventures, Singapore-based single-family office Rumah Group marries personal interests with early-stage impact investing.
Most family offices in Asia are ready to get started with ESG impact investing, but the question they have is “how?”, according to Robert Kim of professional athlete Jeremy Lin’s family office.
In an interview with AsianInvestor, Sun Life International HuBS’s CIO said the life insurer is striving to add some Asian elements to its proprietary ESG+ framework.
The Hong Kong life insurer will not blindly divest from non-ESG assets just to meet the emissions reduction target but will assess the impact of its investments holistically on the environment and social development.
For family offices in Singapore the goal - for some - is to achieve 100% impact investing. However, greenwashing is still a major challenge in both public and private markets.
While Covid-related businesses, such as those in healthcare, have received capital, other sectors have been losing out — and flexible private capital can fill in these gaps.
London-based M&G has acquired responsAbility and a headcount of 200 while Allianz GI has created a private markets impact unit.