Signatory institutions to the UN's Principles for Responsible Investment – which includes almost none in Asia beyond Australia and Japan – must do more in this area, says a UN report.
Gordon Hagart, who spent four years at the Future Fund, is set to join the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors. The Future Fund has already begun to seek his replacement.
The United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment initiative is increasing its activity in Asia, putting on events in Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam.
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The life insurer has promoted Fanda Ho to replace Ben Rudd, who recently moved to a new internal role.
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Backed by government action to remove regulatory bottlenecks, the city is moving swiftly to ensure ease of doing business for international firms.
The Canadian and Korean asset management operations of two life insurers have agreed to jointly take advantage of rising institutional investor demand for Asian alternative assets.
Although sustainable funds have seen increasing inflows amid growing environmental awareness and the spotlight on social issues due to Covid-19, the industry still lacks a standard definition of sustainable investing. Nicholette MacDonald-Brown, head of European blend equities at Schroders, explains the firm’s three-pronged approach of people, process and purpose.
Special purpose acquisition companies (Spacs) have gained ground as financing vehicles for companies looking to go public. But Asian family offices have yet to make many investments.
De-risking and green securitisation will help unlock much-needed institutional capital for sustainable infrastructure projects in Asia, say executives at multilateral development banks.
The Hong Kong-listed shares of mainland companies should receive more interest as Chinese pensions and global investors seek to benefit from relatively low valuations.
The Canadian pension fund is transferring a senior portfolio manager from Singapore with a view to expanding and internationalising its capital markets team further.