The Singaporean asset manager has hired a new multi-asset head as part of a push in this area, will add investment staff to its team in Shanghai and is eyeing distribution in Australia.
The Swiss bank hires Pranay Gupta from ING Investment Management, who will double up as global head of investment solutions. It also adds Simon Tam as a Hong Kong MD from UBS.
Next month’s G-20 summit will determine whether rising confidence in domestic economies among Asia investors will translate into bolder capital allocation, says ING Investment Management.
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In a recent webinar, AsianInvestor spoke to top experts on emerging market (EM) corporate debt to get a better sense of the opportunities, risks and rewards that investors should be familiar with. To continue the conversation, we followed up with panelists to further explore some key issues.
The number of lenders reducing their Asian exposure is seen to be growing fast amid the coronavirus crisis, leaving asset managers keen to fill the financing gap.
The past year has seen something of a growth spurt for green bonds, with the market heading toward the $1 trillion milestone, according to data from the Climate Bonds Initiative and Bloomberg. It has also seen the emergence of social bonds, used for social investments with aims such as expanding access to healthcare and education. As well as significant government bond launches, there has been increased issuance from the corporate sector and from a wider range of businesses and industries.
While sustainable investment themes and practices are making steady in-roads across the region, the pace would increase with greater asset choice and standardised data, finds the latest AsianInvestor / S&P Dow Jones Indices ESG poll.