Companies in major indices across developed markets will be expected to issue climate-related disclosures and have a third of their boards comprise women by 2023.
Manulife appoints new COO; the head of investment stewardship at VFMC departs; June Wong joins Value Partners as president; State Street appoints head of Singapore and Southeast Asia, and head of Australia; BlackRock COO joins UBS AM as Australia and New Zealand country head; Pictet veteran named as Asia CIO; Nomura AM Malaysia head to step down; and more
HSBC Asset Management names Michael Cross as global fixed income CIO; Jessica Jones has been appointed PGIM Asia head; Eastspring welcomes former HSBC Apac CIO; BlackRock names Apac index investments head; Haitong International launches family office business; Jupiter hires from AllianzGI; State Street names Apac collateral lead; and more.
JP Morgan appoints Andrew Creber as Australia and New Zealand chief executive; State Street appoints country head for Japan; Aberdeen hires David Hanzl and Sean Lee for Asia distribution roles; Fidelity hires from Hesta for sustainable investing role; AMP hires from QSuper; Mercer appoints sustainable investment consultant; and more
AsianInvestor identifies five ways in which technology will force fund management to evolve. We begin with the likely impact on product distribution and flexibility.
As the world recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, equity markets are expected to follow suit, although investors are divided on which markets to focus.