Unisuper add to private markets team; HKEX makes three appointments; Natixis IM's APAC head changes role; Allspring opens HK office; Leo Wealth makes Singapore acquisition; and more.
Asia will continue to attract private equity investors, but these investors might also look at other markets and strategies in order to avoid pitfalls.
The South Korean market highlights an ongoing dilemma for asset owners’ appetite for private equity investments.
NGS Super chief executive retires; Raffles Family Office taps veteran real estate strategist; WTW appoints Sean Deehan as leader of Hong Kong and Macau; Frasers Property creates new group function, appoints CIO; and more.
GOP lawmakers are lobbying against climate-conscious nominees to federal posts and using tax dollars under their control to punish companies that want to reduce carbon emissions. Is Asia next?
Ping An of China Asset Management hires new MD and fixed income head; Two senior executives leave HKEX; Prudential Thailand names chief actuary; Fidelity promotes new head of equities in China; BlackRock relocates Eric Liu to Shanghai as fixed income head; WTW appoints new head of crb for Hong Kong; and more
The increasing push for managers to adhere to investor ESG benchmarks means that shared standards should be a priority.
HKEX names co-head of emerging business development; Manulife IM appoints Singapore CEO; BNP Paribas promotes APAC sustainable expert; WTW appoints senior heads in Singapore; MSIG Asia appoints new chief executive, and more
The move is seen as unlikely to mean much change for asset owners in Asia Pacific, but fund managers will be keeping a close eye on how it develops.
Willis Towers Watson's Asia investment research head is wary of using Chinese fund houses for obtaining mainland exposure, but some asset owners disagree.
Tokyo-based Taro Ogai takes over as Asia-Pacific head of investment consulting, while Jayne Bok assumes a broader role, as Willis Towers Watson continues its business revamp.