While investors like the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan and Temasek write off their investments in FTX, the recent downfall of centralised crypto exchanges may actually serve as the purge the industry needs.
Temasek thinks market valuations have not yet priced in a global economic recession; Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan has announced plans to double its headcount in its Singapore office for Asia expansion; Samsung insurance firms have committed to a $650 million mandate into alternative assets managed by Blackstone; and more.
In 2015, the Canadian pension fund hired a new head of Asia Pacific as a part of a regional build-out. The size and depth of Asia presence have since evolved – and that former regional head is now CIO at one of the largest US pension funds.
Singapore’s Temasek leads a fundraiser of about $150 million for China’s JAKA Robotics; California Public Employees’ Retirement System makes an investment loss of 6.1% in the latest fiscal year; Korea’s NPS is under pressure from the authorities to help shore up the won; and more
Singapore's GIC leads a $135 million fundraising round for US-based energy solutions firm Powin; Alberta Investment Management Corp is setting up its first Asian office in Singapore with an eye on Asian private equity; Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board will acquire a 70% stake in New Zealand's TowerCo; and more.
As inflationary pressures, interest rate hikes and geopolitical tension rock the investment landscape, the Canadian pension fund remains true to its successful active strategy.
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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.
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.
UBS AM loses Hong Kong head to KKR; Prudential names new head of Hong Kong investments; Prudential’s Asia group CIO to leave on sabbatical; GIC to hire five executives for infra, private equity and private credit; OTPP grows Asia team, plans 15 additions in 2021; Schroders hires head of sustainability strategy in ESG push
The Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) has decreased alternative asset allocation for two straight years; Cryptocurrency exchange FTX draws funding from OTPP, Temasek; Former head of investments at Temasek joins De Beers billionaire's family office in Singapore; GIC reportedly commits to new ESR Japan Income Fund; CPP Investments commits to logistics partnership in Japan; and more.
Changes at Prudential Corporation Asia were popular among our readers in April, who also showed interest in China's $3 trillion mutual fund market and Australia's super fund mergers.