Australia's Hesta asks Australian government to emphasise green investment; Korea Investment Corporation seeks commercial properties in Europe and China; Singapore's Temasek announced 2.2% drop in portfolio value; sovereign wealth funds own lowest level of equities for six years and more.
AIA to convert Shanghai branch into a 100% foreign-owned life insurer; Korea's NPS gets new CEO; Malaysia's EPF keeps allocating assets to external managers; the Indian government looks to sell a stake in LIC; AustralianSuper sees flat investment returns this year; FWD takes minority stake in Indonesian insurer, and more.
Suncorp ditches coal investments; GPIF makes quarterly gain, adds hedges; foreign insurers abort Myanmar launches; GIC buys into Abu Dhabi pipeline asset; CPPIB plans India credit arm; insurance M&A on rise, and more.
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BlackRock appoints first China private credit head; Nikko AM names head of consultant relations; Standard Chartered's global private banking head leaves in restructuring; Pictet WM hires fund specialist from UBS; RBC WM appoints new head of investments for Asia and international; Indosuez hires new COO; Natixis names three Taiwan executives; and more.
HSBC Global AM loses Apac head of consultant relations; Freeman Tsang resurfaces at Pictet AM; Ogier starts ESG practice in HK; Odey raids Newton to set up EM equity team; JLL names head of China capital markets; Equities First appoints heads of South Korea and Thailand.
US-based TIAA’s investment arm is ramping up its Asia presence after posting a record regional inflow of assets this year, its global CEO and Asia head tell AsianInvestor.
The two insurers say they are heavily scrutinising their external partners as they eye investing opportunities in high yield, alternative assets and ESG, in a webinar hosted by AsianInvestor.
The US dollar is currently strong, but economic weakness, minimal rates and a large and rising debt burden could cause it to weaken. How will that affect how asset owners invest?
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have struck a $1.25 billion partnership with Asian infrastructure developer Equis that is seen as bold and smart.
Beyond the pandemic and trade tensions, underlying developments in China may have transformative implications on companies in Asia and frame how investors look at Asian equities going forward, including up and coming small caps.
The Singapore sovereign wealth fund's CIO, Jeffrey Jaensubhakij, told a forum last week where he sees post-pandemic investment opportunities for 2021.
Making ESG analysis more focused and core to all investment processes is essential to overcome shortfalls in data and transparency amid growing appetite for bonds that meet sustainability goals, according to a virtual roundtable hosted by Eastspring Investments and AsianInvestor.
With a cautious sigh of relief, we are now moving into the final stages of 2020. Despite the challenges faced this year, the outlook for bond investors in Asia remains positive.