Singapore’s GIC teams up with Dutch pension fund APG to acquire a substantial stake in hospitality brand The Student Hotel valued at $2.22 billion; Omers Infrastructure plans to take over Australian mobile tower assets developer Stilmark for undisclosed sum; Malaysia's Employees Provident Fund reported an 18% decline in gross investment income for Q1 2022; and more.
Singapore's GIC is linked with KKR in a joint bid for the $5.6 billion Australia-based Ramsay Health Care buyout; Japan's GPIF is urged to tap on its $75 billion alternative investment war chest to grow start-ups in the country; Shenzhen-based insurer Funde Sino Life Insurance became the largest shareholder of National Trust; and more.
Singapore's GIC has taken part in an equity syndication program to finance the world's largest green hydrogen platform in the world; Taiwan pension funds reported investment losses in the first four months of 2022; AIA Singapore has teamed up with Franklin Templeton to launch a shariah global diversified fund for Muslim investors.
GIC appoints 10 new MDs to global leadership; M&G hires fixed income head for Apac; HSBC hires UHNW global head from Citi; Credit Suisse appoints Apac asset management head; Macquarie AM hires chief sustainability officer; and more.
Qantas Super allocates A$2 billion to fund managers to reduce carbon intensity across its equity portfolios; Korea's NPS, Teacher's Pension and GEPS to lower domestic stock targets; Dajia Insurance to sell off Anbang legacy hotel portfolio.
Anil Wadhwani has joined Prudential as group CEO from Manulife Asia; GIC’s private equity investment looks beyond definitive ESG; Family offices show strong interest in alternative investments; Southeast Asia: the next hotbed for digital infrastructure investing; New private pension scheme could open up Chinese assets to foreign insurers; and more.
The China Investment Corporation released guidelines on reaching carbon neutrality at the portfolio level in the next five years and beyond;China will allow foreign institutional investors to trade bonds after record selloff; Westpac is transferring its superannuation funds to Mercer Super Trust; Korea's Government Employees Pension Service chooses alternative investment head at Samsung Life as new CIO.
India's state insurer LIC traded down on debut after blockbuster IPO; Temasek-backed e-commerce platform Zilingo fires chief executive Ankiti Bose amid investigations into financial irregularities; Australia's Unisuper and Australian Catholics Superannuation enter agreement to explore merger; and more
India’s Life Insurance Corp initial offering was oversubscribed 2.95 times, with participation from Norges Bank Investment Management, GIC, ADIA, and domestic funds; the Saudi Public Investment Fund will allow investments in Israeli companies for the first time with a $2 billion commitment in private-equity firm Affinity Partners; Hong Kong's Exchange Fund posts $7 billion quarterly loss; and more
GIC doesn't insist on the most up-to-date ESG data before investing in a target, as long as it has the potential to improve how it measures its risks in the area.
FX strategist joins GIC from JP Morgan; BNP AM Singapore CEO Christian Bucaro to leave; QIC appoints transport partner; Abrdn names head of product strategy as its wholesales distribution director for Apac leaves for BlackRock; Hyundai- and Rockefeller-backed Sylban Group appoints vice-chair and Singapore-based MD; Franklin Templeton appoints Korea head; and more.
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.