Singapore's MAS lists domestic systemically important insurers; Qantas Super explores merger options; CIC chairman sees need for greater sustainability certainty; KWAP to invest in Malaysia's startup ecosystem; and more.
Besides facilitating startups, foundational digital infrastructure facilitates simpler and better business frameworks, and offers social and financial gains, the Singapore regulator’s fintech head said.
The appointment of any of the candidates, all of whom are former business executives and money managers, reinforces the image of Singapore being run as a super-efficient corporation, said one observer.
CIC to gather advisers in Hong Kong; Malaysia's EPF posts 40% gain in investment income for H1; Australian regulator files suit against Active Super over greenwashing claims; MAS unveils stablecoin framework; and more.
Proposed anti-money laundering rules are part of a broader drive to lift standards in the city-state’s burgeoning single-family office industry.
AsianInvestor presents a round-up of key developments at the region's asset owners over the past seven days.
AsianInvestor presents the most noteworthy people moves involving asset owners across Asia Pacific in the past month. Sovereign wealth funds and central banks were especially in focus.
Local hiring and spending requirements fail to dent the city-state’s desirability as a family office base, and tax breaks serve as a sweetener.
Hong Kong's MPF investments gain from US equities; Singapore's MAS announces more incentives for single family offices; Hong Kong's insurers move one step closer to a risk-based capital regime; Roojai to acquire FWD General Insurance in Thailand; and more.
MAS names new chairman; GIC gets new chairman for investment strategies committee; Temasek board member steps down; AIA makes senior appointments; KIC makes changes to investment teams; Tiger Brokers names CEO of AM arm; and more.
The Singapore and Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth funds complete takeover of US industrial and logistics real estate business; Malaysian sovereign wealth fund spearheads green investment platform aiming to attract domestic and overseas investments; Japan's GPIF hires firm to evaluate the fair value of its infrastructure portfolio; and more.
Concerted efforts are being made by regulators -- and increasingly by asset owners -- in the region to fund high-carbon emitters to transition to carbon-neutral or low-carbon operations.