SAM, an investment boutique focused exclusively on sustainability investing, expects the water industry to continue to grow faster than global GDP, especially in Asia.
The Dutch asset manager gets the go-ahead for its sustainable private equity fund JV in China and looks set to gain master agent approval for fund distribution in Taiwan. That's not to mention pending deals in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Korea Index is scheduled to go live at the end of the year and will track the largest 200 companies by free-float market capitalisation.
A first license for the DJSI Asia Pacific index has already been signed by Dutch private bank Theodoor Gilissen.
The HSBC fund manager will replace Lionel Kwok.