Australia's super fund industry looks set to consolidate further as small funds are under continued pressure to perform or amalgamate.
Mergers and acquisitions in the investment industry were particularly robust in 2021, with over 296 transactions made and a number of high-profile mega deals.
Australia's retirement funds are increasingly merging to gain scale and investing heft. But these consolidations offer investing challenges that need to be overcome.
With asset managers' profit margins increasingly under pressure as fees fall and costs and client expectations rise, more industry consolidation is surely coming. But how quickly?
The investment industry will remain fragmented despite the trend for more mergers, and Beijing is not motivated to lead an Asia funds passport, argues Michael Falcon.
The Malaysian sovereign fund has appointed Patrick Lau from CCB International to source investments and implement transactions to aid in the development of Sabah and Sarawak.
After a long period of uninterrupted losses, Japan's real estate investment trusts are recovering û somewhat.
David Webb says he will use his position on the SFC''s Takeovers and Mergers panel to protect public shareholders.
Goh Geok Khim, chairman of the GK Goh Group, talks about the failed Vickers Ballas merger and outlines future plans.