UBS AM loses Hong Kong head to KKR; Prudential names new head of Hong Kong investments; Prudential’s Asia group CIO to leave on sabbatical; GIC to hire five executives for infra, private equity and private credit; OTPP grows Asia team, plans 15 additions in 2021; Schroders hires head of sustainability strategy in ESG push
New research from Schroders suggests Covid-19 has focused Asian investors on combining a greater interest in ESG investment with the quest for higher returns.
Last week, the UN released a report on climate change that shocked many people, but institutional investors who have been integrating ESG in their portfolio were not among them.
Hirings at GIC and Schroders, Omer's plan to add up to C$12 billion ($9.5 billion) in Asia by 2025, and Singapore's AUM rise to $3.5 trillion made our top stories for July.
The UK-headquartered fund manager has made the appointment as one of four ESG specialists who will operate a sustainability centre, based in Singapore.
Institutional investors still believe private asset investing comes with extra challenges, but that the diversification and return benefits make it worth their while. A recent Schroders survey identifies notable increases in interest for real estate debt, infrastructure equity and insurance-linked securities.
The region’s investors want to raise their private equity, private debt and infrastructure property to help raise returns amid a bleaker economic outlook, according to a new survey.
Investor respondents to a new Schroders survey optimistically anticipate annual investment returns of 11.5% over the next five years.
Looking for lessons in the past can be valuable, but Covid-19 poses a unique challenge for the financial system. Schroders looks at the ways private assets will (or won’t) be affected.
A mass dash out of equities and into cash has come as the IMF unveils bleak economic projections for what it says could be the worst downturn since the Great Depression.
Simple-to-use tools that can reduce business travel have long been available. The coronavirus is forcing us now to use them, and the climate could benefit.
The US fund house has hired a long-standing senior employee of its British rival for a client-facing role and as head of Singapore, and a new Asia head of investment solutions.