The CEO of China Universal discusses the benefits of investing in primary markets, and says a default of a trust or wealth management product in China would be no bad thing.
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Responsible investing includes allocating to poor-ESG performing EM countries and helping them shift to greener solutions, instead of divesting completely, experts said.
With increasing demand from professional and institutional investors for ESG-friendly crypto products, a number of purely blockchain-focused venture capitalist funds and hedge funds have emerged in the markets.
The Evergrande crisis and government clampdowns has cast a pall over China investment. While one fund is putting investment on hold, another says it's staying the course.
Equip and Catholic Super appoints Andrew Howard as CIO from Hostplus; Korea Police Pension Fund to name new CIO after year-long vacancy; Willis Towers Watson expands Asia investments team by a third; Capital Group appoints ESG director for Europe and Asia; Columbia Threadneedle opens Japan office; and more.
As more multi-asset portfolios integrate sustainability, such portfolios’ ability to navigate short-term swings in performance is enhanced without sacrificing longer term returns, says Schroders’ Jason Yu. In this Beyond Profit series, the firm explores both investing in sustainability-driven sectors and incorporating ESG considerations in the investment process.
Sovereign wealth funds such as Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Singapore's GIC have been placing more emphasis on private lending, according to two recent reports.
Clarity and a better understanding of data can help ESG assessment as fears of greenwashing continue to rise in China and globally.
Following China’s cryptocurrency ban, experts believe that Singapore is poised to take on a more prominent role in Asia’s digital assets space. Meanwhile, Hong Kong remains attractive for institutional investors.
Experts believe the Japanese pension fund’s decision will have limited impact on global investors’ appetite for China sovereign papers, and any impact would be felt more in Japan’s public sector.
Asian investors are favouring engagement over divestment in their ESG journeys as fossil fuels show there's still plenty of power left in the sector.