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.
Checking illiquid assets to find environmental, social and governance issues is harder than it is for listed securities, particularly when it come to credit portfolios, say investors.
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.
Like other start-up asset managers, the Asian private debt fund house is finding it hard to secure capital amid the Covid-19 pandemic. It has recruited heavy-hitters to help.
The building society's defined benefit fund will be relying more on private credit for returns as it de-risks and moves into payout mode, says its chief investment officer.
The Malaysian state-linked unit trust manager has given factor-based global equity mandates to three fund houses and is mulling investing into new types of illiquid assets, say sources.