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.
Investor interests in the Internet and technology and ESG sectors may prop up the private equity market amid global uncertainties.
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Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC is leading a $240 million Series D funding round for open source technology company Grafana Labs; South Korea’s Yellow Umbrella Mutual Aid Fund is seeking managers for a $328 million real estate mandate; Hong Kong's Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) posted HK$76.2 billion loss in the first quarter of 2022, and more.
AustralianSuper will double its staff in London and grow New York office to 80; Taiwan's Public Service Pension Fund to put great emphasis on ESG in manager selection; GPIF publishes list of companies with "excellent TCFD disclosures"; Nippon Life Insurance sets 2030 interim targets for greenhouse gas emission reduction in the investment portfolio; and more.
US Federal Reserve rate hikes pose a bigger threat to emerging economies than inflation, and China can play a major role in the post-pandemic recovery, experts say.
As investment strategies on traditional datasets have become saturated, and institutional investors face the ever-increasing challenge of finding outperformance, everyone is looking at ‘alternative data’. But what is the right data? Which can actually add value? Sentiment Data, be it from filings, news reports or even social media, is becoming an increasingly fertile ground for quantitatively-orientated investment managers to find alpha and mitigate risk. No other ‘alternative dat…
Also called orange bonds, this relatively new class of sustainable financing aims to remove gender bias and improve women’s equality and living standards in developing countries.
China to expand commercial pension pilot scheme beyond current six life insurers; the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan is putting its decision to stop lending shares up for debate; Singapore budget avoids net wealth tax but imposes higher levies on property and luxury cars; APG urges 10 South Korean investee companies to reduce carbon emissions; and more
Asian families are well-placed to ensure their portfolios have purpose. Anecdotal evidence suggests these investors are at the forefront of the impact investing trend, accelerating their allocations to deploy more capital to assets that create social and other sustainable benefits, while also generating positive returns.
Sun Life considers launching second ESG fund in Hong Kong as it banks on the growing theme; NPS lowers exposure to large-cap and other domestic shares; Temasek's Vertex Technology Acquisition Corporation becomes first special purpose acquisition company on the Singapore Exchange; and more
CPPIB appoints regional heads for Asia and Europe; AustralianSuper group executive for tech to join AMP; Former HKMA regulator joins Pictet Asset Management board; Former Khazanah MD Shahril Ridza Ridzuan appointed as chair of Axiata; Allianz GI's head of China institutional business leaves for HarbourVest Partners; AXA IM adds directors of institutional sales for North Asia and Southeast Asia; and more.