It might have nothing to do with you now, but distant financial and geopolitical events’ cascading effects are emerging as the biggest threat to institutional risk managers.
Cbus promotes Ros Mckay to head of responsible investment; Family Office Association Hong Kong elects Angel Chia as new chair; Manulife IM promotes Elvin Tharm; HSBC Asset Management APAC head of institutional sales relocates to Singapore; Natixis sustainable hire joins from BNP Paribas AM; and more
According to the report, institutional investors should look for exposure to blockchain technology and its applications, since cryptocurrencies are neither currency nor precious metal substitute.
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.
Yin Haining and Markus Egloff join KKR as managing directors for its client partner group; QIC CIO to retire, promotes Allison Hill; Fidelity China President resigns; AIA Singapore appoints chief distribution officer; PE fund appoints VP of ESG and risk; Haitong International hires global head of asset management from Goldman Sachs; and more
HSBC Asset Management names Michael Cross as global fixed income CIO; Jessica Jones has been appointed PGIM Asia head; Eastspring welcomes former HSBC Apac CIO; BlackRock names Apac index investments head; Haitong International launches family office business; Jupiter hires from AllianzGI; State Street names Apac collateral lead; and more.
New research by GIC and PGIM says that while multi-asset portfolios could bounce back from a V-shaped recovery, a liquidity shortage could occur more often under a U-shape one.
The two US firms are to launch open-ended core real estate products to tap rising demand among global investors for Asian property. BlackRock may also consider such a move.
Bonds are still a good investment, despite expected US interest rate rises, says Robert Tipp, senior portfolio manager at PGIM Fixed Income.