M&G hires Schroders' former HK CEO; abrdn's Hugh Young to retire; Zita Chung leads FOF business at AIA IM HK; Future Fund hires infra specialist; AMP names superannuation lead; Capital Group hires institutional lead from UBS AM; and more.
The AsianInvestor team spoke to some heavyweights in the asset owner industry in February, discussing a wide variety of trends and topics.
The insurer, like many others, is keen on private fixed income and private equity as it seeks to diversify its portfolio away from relatively shallow local public markets.
Demand for private credit set to rise as PE valuations slump; Sun Life eases out of China, Hong Kong equity exposure as geopolitical risks mount; University endowments look to alternatives for higher returns; The war on 'woke': will the anti-ESG wave in the US reach Asia?; Japan strengthens ESG efforts with new code of conduct
ESG focus in Asia — while lagging its peers — is evolving, getting on par with global standards, and starting to show its own distinctive traits.
Blackstone makes key regional hires to tap Asia's growing wealth; Sun Life regional CIO spells out challenges in ESG measurement; Temasek launches $3.6 billion decarbonisation-focused investment company GenZero; How CIOs in Hong Kong retain talent amid the brain drain; APG: Greenwashing should be punished
There are many ways to adjust to inflation, from diversification to updating pricing on contracts, the audience heard at AsianInvestor’s Insurance Investment Briefing in Hong Kong.
Munich Re appoints Tobias Frenz as Singapore CEO; CareSuper appoints chief risk officer and chief experience officer; Sun Life names general manager for life and health in Hong Kong; Eastspring makes senior appointments; Kit Georgeos leaves AMP Capital; BNP Paribas appoints head of client development for Southeast Asia securities services; and more.
Diversification should be a key strategy for investors during the turmoil in global markets, CIOs told AsianInvestor's Insurance Investment Briefing in Hong Kong.
Sun Life considers launching second ESG fund in Hong Kong as it banks on the growing theme; NPS lowers exposure to large-cap and other domestic shares; Temasek's Vertex Technology Acquisition Corporation becomes first special purpose acquisition company on the Singapore Exchange; and more
Neutral durations and infrastructure debt are part of strategies insurers have employed to manage headwinds such as regime changes and interest rate uncertainties.
BlackRock's $8.6bn China bond fund manager to exit firm; Sun Life announces new president for Asia; Manulife Hong Kong confirms Candy Au Yeung as new COO; QIC Global Real Estate appoints healthcare GM; Integrity Life appoints product GM from MetLife; M&G expands Asian distribution team; and more.