ESG focus in Asia — while lagging its peers — is evolving, getting on par with global standards, and starting to show its own distinctive traits.
The increasing push for managers to adhere to investor ESG benchmarks means that shared standards should be a priority.
Alternative asset data provide Preqin predicts alternative assets will rise 60% by 2025, propelled in part by rising demand from regional investors in this region.
The financial services company believes that its recent tie-up with a private asset data firm will enable it to offer greater clarity and persuade asset owners to invest more in alternatives.
A July survey of 177 institutional investors by Preqin showed an overwhelming majority believe equity markets are at a peak and could see a big correction soon.
Apollo’s new $24.6 billion record buyout fund is likely to be followed by others, but the size of new private equity funds could lead to lower returns for limited partners.
Yet Asia-based private equity firms view fundraising as their main concern, according to research house Preqin. Meanwhile, mid-market buyout deals are in high favour.
A year ago we made predictions about asset performance and market reforms during the Year of the Monkey. In the final part of the series, we review how accurate our forecasts were.
The bulk of real estate fundraising and deals in Asia is now being done by asset managers based in the region rather than big global players.
The volume of Asian infrastructure deals has hit record levels and is set to grow yet further with the advent of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and other similar projects.
Forced to offload their most liquid assets of late, oil-based state funds have increased their portfolio risk, according to a report. Meanwhile, more SWFs are in the pipeline.
For private equity firms in Asia – even the likes of Apollo, Carlyle and RRJ – raising money has become tougher, something that outflows from emerging markets will exacerbate.