According to the report, institutional investors should look for exposure to blockchain technology and its applications, since cryptocurrencies are neither currency nor precious metal substitute.
Concerns remain on whether interest rate hikes by the Fed will be able to slow economic activity and tame inflation — or push the US economy into recession, triggering major uncertainties for Asian capital markets.
From allocating capital to ESG portfolios to supporting businesses in transition, institutional investors have the power to move the needle in the global quest for a decarbonised economy.
Sovereign and pension funds as well as private equity firms are looking at opportunities in data centres, telecom towers, and fibre networks in the region.
Experts say the new rules will raise the bar for performance and professionalism in Singapore’s family office industry and attract interest from China, Hong Kong, India, and Indonesia.
The two major institutional investors also shared their approach to tackling greenwashing, which includes going beyond standard disclosures and using artificial intelligence tools.
Investor interests in the Internet and technology and ESG sectors may prop up the private equity market amid global uncertainties.
Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises values its employees above work processes and invests in information technology to manage risk and stay ahead of the competition.
The consolidation of Khazanah's commercial and strategic funds will simplify the structure of the sovereign wealth fund but the verdict is out on whether reporting will be more transparent.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) standardisations are not likely to happen any time soon, but institutional investors are developing their own methods of verification.
Rates are headed north, but other factors - such as organisational mandates and sustainability - need to be considered, say top investment executives from HSBC Life and the Indonesian Investment Authority.
Interest in sustainable investments has not waned during the pandemic, but investors will need to find the right balance between returns and ESG values.