The Canadian and Korean asset management operations of two life insurers have agreed to jointly take advantage of rising institutional investor demand for Asian alternative assets.
The multilateral development bank is seeking more co-investments in renewable projects and to partner for more equity investing and ESG bond issuance in the coming years.
AsianInvestor hosted the Fund Selector Forum Asia on November 12 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong.
Local hedge fund managers are better at navigating anomalies in Asian markets than their overseas peers, but the region's volatility risks is turning off some investors.
Grace Barki has departed Bank Sarasin after just over two years with the Swiss firm. She is expected to re-enter the market after some time out.
Dai Xianglong tells a forum the social security fund will raise its private equity investment heavily over the next three years after PE accounted for 70% of its total return in 2011.
It's not raining men in Korea, but private equity financiers can step in to help when a family bloodline looks like faltering due to a lack of a male heir.
The Canadian institution is rapidly building an investment team in Hong Kong to capture growth in Asian markets, starting with China-focused private equity.
High-net-worth investors continue to shun alternative investments, as private banks increasingly favour in-house product, according to research by Scorpio Partnership.
Dominic Scriven takes on a new CEO role as the Vietnam-based investment firm restructures its management.
But on a five-year view, losses in late-2008 and early-2009 have not prevented the asset class from making money and outpacing publicly listed equities, says Preqin.
Post-crisis, there is greater pressure on managers of fund managers in Asia to justify their fees and provide more information about the funds they choose.