The bank has acquired a plot of virtual land in Animoca Brands-owned metaverse, The Sandbox, providing it with a new way to engage with potential and existing clients.
Horizons Ventures to open family office in Singapore; AustralianSuper expands private equity investments over the next two years; CDPQ real estate arm Ivanhoe Cambridge to invest $1 billion in green digital infrastructure project in India with Bain Capital and Lodha Group; and more.
Institutional investors that make private equity deals should also consider change-based targets to complement levels-based targets because of shorter-term horizons, according to a WEF whitepaper.
For long-term investors, confidence in China will only return when visibility improves around the regulatory crackdown and Covid Zero policies.
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Auditor resignations plus delayed financial results are bad news for Hong Kong-listed developers.
Norges Bank Investment Management, GIC and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority are among anchor investors in the initial public offering of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India; Future Fund warns of heightened risks as it reports -1.5% returns for Q1 2022; Five Japanese insurers invest $367.3 million in World Bank sustainable bond; and more.
The new report by IFSWF and State Street also found strong capital outflows from emerging markets and currencies close to Russia and Ukraine.
Inflation and stagflation continue to be a concern for investors amid the Russia-Ukraine war, supply chain disruptions and rising energy prices.
While the Canadian pension fund sees great opportunity throughout Asia’s emerging markets, it currently views India as the most investable and viable from an infrastructure investment perspective.
Pension funds and life insurers are still cautious about US-listed Chinese firms and some of them are switching to onshore A-shares.
The future of the capital markets is clearly defined by digitalisation and the integration of blockchain technology, OMFIF’s latest report finds.