BlackRock appoints first China private credit head; Nikko AM names head of consultant relations; Standard Chartered's global private banking head leaves in restructuring; Pictet WM hires fund specialist from UBS; RBC WM appoints new head of investments for Asia and international; Indosuez hires new COO; Natixis names three Taiwan executives; and more.
The French house has long taken sustainability seriously, but this effectively means ESG is now its default option for its key investment solutions underlining the depth of its commitment to implementing ESG on behalf of all its clients.
The appetite for best-of-breed financial products around the world continues to grow, particularly among institutional investors. So it’s no surprise that fund managers continue to look to Europe from a distribution perspective. Once a fund manager has decided to distribute products to the European market, key decisions will need to be made.
Yield-hungry investors are looking to invest more in emerging market corporate bonds, which are seen recovering more slowly from the pandemic crash than those in developed markets.
The region’s ex-Japan institutional investors bought into securitisation funds and US corporate bonds while cutting stock holdings, according to the latest data from eVestment.
Regional real estate assets could fall in 2021, and investors are capturing opportunities from the down-trending market, according to a new survey by Urban Land Institute and PwC.