Aviva's global head of ESG investments Mirza Baig explains the critical role that investors can play in addressing the biggest sustainability challenges facing the world.
The Singapore-based insurer has committed to having its entire portfolio reviewed and measured daily against key ESG objectives.
Aviva Investors appoints new head for sustainable outcomes; Manulife IM former Asia CRO joins Value Partners; Blackstone Credit hires new head of Asia Pacific origination; MUFG appoints new regional executive for Asia Pacific; Capital Group hires Southeast Asia intermediaries MD; HSBC AM appoints head of Asia multi-asset; PineBridge announces two departures; and more.
Kim Rosenkilde has been appointed group chief investment officer at the Singapore arm of the British insurance company after a $2 billion merger with a fintech firm.
Pension funds wrestled with ESG responsibilities risk having a detrimental long-term effect on their returns if they make too many ethical exclusions in the short term.
The US asset manager has hired its first head of Asia insurance coverage, reflecting a trend among its peers. He starts on November 11 to tap this rapidly expanding client segment.
As typical real estate investment yields continue to fall, asset owners are increasingly looking at obtaining returns from the financing portion of property deals.
The British insurer is likely to increase its allocation to the region as part of an international diversification drive, says UK life chief investment officer Ashish Dafria.
The UK insurer has set up Aviva Financial Advisers in Singapore, but adoption of the fee-based model for advice in the city-state still seems some way off.
The UK insurer, newly acquired by former rival Aviva, sees its Asia chief depart and the appointment of a new Hong Kong head, with a similar role soon to be created in Singapore.
The Asia equities team and several other executives have left, including Singapore CEO Tahnoon Pasha. But the UK firm has set up a bond-dealing desk in the region and retains its Asia equities capability in London.
Navigator, Singapore's second largest fund distribution platform, will use Calastone's system to automate fund orders, and is pushing asset managers to go down this route.