A proposal by the HKMA that urges asset managers in Hong Kong to move back-office functions to Qianhai is over ambitious and won't work without incentives, say industry figures.
New best-practice guidelines from Canada's Institutional Limited Partners Association are useful, but Asian markets may seek their own standards, says law firm Mayer Brown JSM.
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German firm launches bankruptcy proceedings against Evergrande.
The former CIO of China Pacific Insurance Co (CPIC) had left the insurer in September for "family reasons". He previously worked at AIA and AIG.
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.
Asian investors including Aware Super, LGIAsuper, NZ Super and an Asian insurer have been increasing their allocations to Europe’s residential property sector this year.
The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (Adia), in particular, is likely to deepen its reach, having already boosted its A-share holdings in the first half of the year.
Big shifts such as consolidations among asset managers will likely happen in the burgeoning private debt markets in Asia. How should global asset owners tap into the private credit boom?
The Dutch pension fund manager sees more growth opportunities in Southeast Asia post Covid-19 but retains faith in China’s private equity market.
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
The SWF also aims to review and update its negative investing list on a regular basis to prevent systemic risk.
Renewable energy remains the most attractive climate-related investment sector as SWFs move swiftly to address their environmental impact, according to the latest report.