Asset owners from Korea to Australia see both better returns and inflation hedging when spreading their fixed income to private credit. Still, rising inflation and interest rates are forces to be reckoned with when choosing the right strategy for the asset class.
FX strategist joins GIC from JP Morgan; BNP AM Singapore CEO Christian Bucaro to leave; QIC appoints transport partner; Abrdn names head of product strategy as its wholesales distribution director for Apac leaves for BlackRock; Hyundai- and Rockefeller-backed Sylban Group appoints vice-chair and Singapore-based MD; Franklin Templeton appoints Korea head; and more.
Asset owners - searching for good deals at a reasonable price - are increasingly in need of capable fund managers in deal sourcing, transparency, and data management.
Real estate, infrastructure, and natural resources that are linked to rising prices and have a low correlation to economic activities can help investors mitigate risks amid inflation, or even stagflation.
BlackRock's $8.6bn China bond fund manager to exit firm; Sun Life announces new president for Asia; Manulife Hong Kong confirms Candy Au Yeung as new COO; QIC Global Real Estate appoints healthcare GM; Integrity Life appoints product GM from MetLife; M&G expands Asian distribution team; and more.
Yin Haining and Markus Egloff join KKR as managing directors for its client partner group; QIC CIO to retire, promotes Allison Hill; Fidelity China President resigns; AIA Singapore appoints chief distribution officer; PE fund appoints VP of ESG and risk; Haitong International hires global head of asset management from Goldman Sachs; and more
Hesta hires Hostplus ESG head; Prudential head of HNW solutions joins Transamerica Life Bermuda; Chubb appoints Philippines country president; QIC chief executive to retire in 2022; Amundi adds ESG investment specialist; Aviva Investors expanded EM debt team with three hires; HSBC private banking regional head retires; and more
Several so-called private equity funds in China really conduct risky lending or investing and pose potentially serious investment risks for asset owners, say market experts.
QIC’s global private capital head tells AsianInvestor how the manager entrusted by the state of Queensland is building its private equity portfolio in China as the local market slows down.
Aussie pension funds to get rated; Japan Post Insurance shifts approach to sustainable investing; CEO of Philippines' SSS resigns; GIC voices concerns about market environment; and more.
Queensland Investment Corporation aims to use Bond Connect; Japan's Dai-Ichi Life buys Suncorp's insurance arm; National Pension Service of Korea set to buy Goldman Sachs' Europe headquarters and more.
Investors are turning to pooled vehicles and co-investments, as they seek to anticipate a rotation of assets into fixed incomes, a new survey by AsianInvestor and QIC shows.