Institutional investors are showing heightened interest in private assets, notably private equity, infrastructure equity, real estate equity and private corporate debt, new research reveals. David Seex, Schroders’ head of alternatives, Asia Pacific explains why.
The world’s largest pension fund is recruiting fund managers as the next step in its slow shift into alternatives. But only Japan-registered firms can apply.
Overvalued real estate is the biggest concern to Asian property investors, according to CBRE's annual poll. And despite concerns over a cooling market, China is seen as the top destination for cross-border flows.
Hedging foreign-exchange exposure is currently cheap, says Christian Nolting of Deutsche Private Wealth Management, who gives his views on various currencies.
Frank Khoo, Asia head at Axa Real Estate Investment Management, outlines the regional strategy behind tie-ups with Ping An Group and Sumitomo.
China is about to approve real estate investment rules for insurers, with the authorities mindful that insurance capital should not be used to encourage speculative bubbles.