Asian investors are ramping up climate strategy integration, a trend that NZ Super views as critical to long-term risk and returns.
Swiss Re appoints Ivan Gonzalez as CEO for reinsurance in China; AustralianSuper hires senior investment director for infrastructure debt in New York; AIA Investment Management hires head of global equities from Bank of Singapore; Robeco promotes Joshua Crabb to head of Asia Pacific equities as Arnout van Rijn returns to Netherlands; and more.
The Japanese fund house has added a head of institutional business for China/Hong Kong and an ETF salesman and is also hiring a replacement Korea client coverage executive.
With Covid-19 driving technology share prices to record levels, even the threat of tighter regulation in the US has had little impact on valuations in the sector.
The Dutch firm has appointed its first insurance coverage specialist in Asia as well as a new institutionally focused Korea sales head and client portfolio manager for quant strategies.
The Dutch asset manager is looking for a replacement following the exit of its head of China distribution at the end of March.
There's a potential social and economic price to be paid for ESG, delegates heard at an AsianInvestor event, which otherwise underlined growing interest in environment, social and governance principles.
The Dutch fund house has poached an institutional sales executive from BlackRock to lead its mainland business.
The Dutch fund house has added the Asian equity specialist to co-run institutional mandates, as well as an ex-BlackRock trader, but it is losing an equity analyst.
The Dutch fund house says the London-based executive has left to pursue other opportunities.
The Dutch asset manager will also add a third individual to its China equity research team. But it will need a new type of wholly foreign-owned entity if it is to run money onshore.
AMP Capital's Asia head says Hong Kong and Singapore are appealing in terms of wholesale but not institutional business, as she assesses where the best opportunities lie in the region.