Value over values in ESG for Apac asset owners; Opportunities abound in corporate, EM credit: Thai government pension; ESG 'backlash' emerges as fresh challenge for investors; Early-stage sustainable ventures pay off: family office Rumah Group; GIC’s mosaic approach to ESG analysis
Family offices taking first ESG step should consider their biggest passion: JLin LLC MD; Market Views: What are the implications of a weakening Chinese yuan?; Asian family offices expand into alternatives; Market Views: How are investors adjusting to a bond bear market?; Exclusive: AXA Hong Kong CIO joins New World Development’s FTLife
T Rowe Price hires head of intermediary for Asia from Eastspring; Single family offices seek co-investment partners in Asia Pacific; What Hong Kong’s asset management industry wants from John Lee; Singapore’s MAS posts $5.3 billion loss; Ontario Teachers’ active investing made a $36 billion difference
Blackstone makes key regional hires to tap Asia's growing wealth; Sun Life regional CIO spells out challenges in ESG measurement; Temasek launches $3.6 billion decarbonisation-focused investment company GenZero; How CIOs in Hong Kong retain talent amid the brain drain; APG: Greenwashing should be punished
Anil Wadhwani has joined Prudential as group CEO from Manulife Asia; GIC’s private equity investment looks beyond definitive ESG; Family offices show strong interest in alternative investments; Southeast Asia: the next hotbed for digital infrastructure investing; New private pension scheme could open up Chinese assets to foreign insurers; and more.
Singapore's tougher family office rules could attract more wealth; AXA Hong Kong to deploy $1.4 billion into alternative assets in 2022; AIA regional CEO Bill Lisle dies at 57; OTPP focuses investment in three Asia Pacific markets; Asset Management Awards 2022: Best asset service providers
Due to a lack of standards, investors have been left largely to their own devices to sieve out non ESG-friendly assets; How Jang Dong-Hun established a resilient portfolio at Korea's Public Officials Benefit Association (Poba); Allianz targets Chinese real assets despite Evergrande; ESG drives thematic ETF interest after record inflows in 2021; Market Views: How can RCEP benefit investments in Asia?
The former CIO of China Pacific Insurance Co (CPIC) had left the insurer in September for family reasons; select names in the HK stock market should show decent performances, while the overall market sentiment is expected to pick up after the first quarter; positive but moderate returns are still expected from US equities, while the pace of policy normalisation and economic growth is closely watched; and more
Members of German market information provider, DMSA Deutsche Markt Screening Agentur say Evergrande has defaulted; Analysts are split over whether the market is approaching stagflation or pointing to a healthy recovery; Low hedge fund returns and high management fees have seen pension fund allocations fall but CPPIB is keeping the faith; and more.
Evergrande not the first debt debacle in China, but its $305 billion debt, if unpaid, will have a ripple effect on the economy; ESG-friendly crypto products becoming hot commodities for institutional investors; GIC sees no systemic risk in Evergrande crisis, but Soros Fund presses pause on China; Which assets will perform under stagflation?; Family offices taking ESG into their own hands as regulators play catch up; and more.
Changes at Prudential Corporation Asia were popular among our readers in April, who also showed interest in China's $3 trillion mutual fund market and Australia's super fund mergers.
Last month we presented a host of insights from key asset owners including AIA, Fosun, Allianz and Ping An, as well as news on moves, and views on a potential Prudential Asia sale.