CPP Investments' Asia equities specialist departs; Ontario Teachers' shutters China equities team; JPMAM hires former Fidelity research expert; Temasek vice chair tapped for Milken Institute; Allianz GI hires from Goldman Sachs AM; and more.
Asian institutions are keen to raise allocations to private debt this year, a newly-released BlackRock survey and comments from asset owners such as family offices show.
Weekly investor roundup: KIC advised to consider Europe housing; GPIF to exclude Chinese sovereign bonds
GPIF will not invest in Chinese sovereign bonds and exclude them from benchmarks; Temasek and HSBC partner up for debt financing platform for sustainable infrastructure projects; KIC advised to consider European rental housing projects with local firms; PNB funds to give out $150 million payout; APG and PPF buy stake in New Zealand timber producer; and more.
Insto roundup: FWD files for ADR listing in New York; Nippon Wealth Life fully acquired by parent firm
Intrust Super chief executive to step down after merger; Aware acquires site for essential worker affordable housing; China bans cryptocurrency-related business activities; Hong Kong insure FWD filed for US listing of ADRs; Nippon Life acquires wealth life insurance from MassMutual; NPS to hire five investment managers to diversify portfolio; Malaysia to review Spacs framework; EPF reports $8 billion investment income; and more
EISS Super CEO resigns after failing performance test; China to launch wealth management pilots in four cities; Hong Kong's MPF grows 26% y-o-y; India's NIIF in talks to acquire and develop green energy assets; Korea Post to hire financial services firm; GIC, Baring Private Equity, IMM Private Equity to exit from Kyobo Life Insurance; Khazana to sell stake in Cenviro; EPF trims stake in oil palm planter; and more
Sydney Airport rejects second takeover bid by consortium joined by AustralianSuper; Australia's FSC launches new charter to boost female representation in fund management; China's privately offered funds hit $3 trillion; GIC invests in China warehousing and industrial real estate with ESR Cayman and APG; Japan's new university fund looks to invest in alts and foreign stocks; and more.
Insto roundup: GPIF makes record cut to treasuries weighting; AustralianSuper to triple private debt investments
Omers to buy Indian renewable power producer; GPIF made record cut to treasuries weighting; AustralianSuper's private debt investments to hit A$15 billion by 2024; Hong Kong Exchange Fund's investment income recovers for H1 2021; China's securities regulator claims to seek closer cooperation with US; Allianz wins approval from Chinese regulators to launch asset management firm; and more
Future Fund internally appoints deputy CIO for portfolio strategy; CPPIB promotes Suyi Kim to run global private equity; NPS extends CIO term for second time; Willis Towers Watson appoints Australian investments head; Knight Frank promotes Apac director to run global capital strategies; Natixis Investment Managers names head of distribution for Emea.
Insto roundup: Dai-ichi Life invests in BlackRock green infra fund; Korea's GEPS awards mandates for overseas infra
The Australian's Asic launches ESG fund review for greenwashing; Cbus hires from Apra; Hesta hires from AMP Life; Dai-ichi Life Insurance invests $50 million in climate infra fund; Korea's GEPS awards $105 million overseas infra mandates; Teachers' Pension calls for bids; QIA increases Credit Suisse stake; and more.
HSBC Asset Management adds ETF business director; Ninety One broadens fixed income team; former CEO of Malaysia's EPF joins Mavcap; Citi promotes new HNW private bank head for Apac; Deutsche Bank hires Southeast Asia wealth leader; Barclays appoints Singapore private bank head; HSBC names Malaysia wealth banking head; and more.
NZ Super appoints head of asset allocation; Sun Life adds new Asia CFO; Value Partners names deputy CIO for fixed income; Ex-CPPIB chair joins Singapore venture capital firm; Hines names global head of ESG; HSBC Private Banking names head of Asia coverage for Emea; GAM appoints associate director in Singapore; M&G Real Estate adds to Asia acquisitions team; and more.
Rest hires Australian equities head; China launches new rule for cash products; Richard Li's FWD applies for US IPO; Indonesia's new SWF plans to acquire toll road assets; Swedish pension fund AP7 excludes Chinese firms; Korean Teachers' Credit Union commits $100 million to US real estate fund; MAS reprimands three insurers; Temasek take up bulk of Singapore Airlines' undersubscribed bonds; and more.