Real estate

Aug 27, 2019

London-based M&G Investments has opened two offices in Australia in a bid to meet growing client demand in the country.

Aug 13, 2019

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has expanded its Japan capabilities after receiving Type I and Type II Financial Instruments business licenses. The firm also bolstered its ranks with the appointment of Hidetoshi Ono as its first head of direct real estate in Japan.

Aug 13, 2019

Allianz Real Estate has committed $150 million (€134 million) to an office development platform as part of its strategy to allocate between 50% and 60% of its Asia Pacific real estate exposure to fast-growing markets such as China and in this case, India.

Aug 13, 2019

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC, will invest $621.5 million in the road and highway assets of India’s IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited.

Jul 30, 2019

SingaporeAllianz Real Estate and Gaw Capital have joined forces to acquire the office and retail units of the DUO developments in Singapore for $1.15 billion.

Jul 23, 2019

Increase_graphFunds of funds saw a sixth consecutive year of positive performance in 2018, delivering returns of 6.7%, according to the Anrev, Inrev and NCREIF Fund Manager Survey 2019.

Jun 18, 2019

ShanghaiLaSalle Investment Management (LaSalle) has begun work on five logistics developments projects in various cities throughout China.

Jun 04, 2019

Real_estateSumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (Sumi Trust) has formed a joint venture with the UK FTSE 100 asset manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), to invest in real estate in Japan and “mature” markets in Asia Pacific.

Jun 04, 2019

WarehouseThe world’s largest real estate manager, Blackstone, has agreed an $18.7 billion deal with Singapore-based GLP Pte for 179 million square feet of US industrial warehouses used by e-commerce giants including Amazon.

May 14, 2019

Real estateAllianz Real Estate has earmarked $600 million to GLP funds that will develop and invest in logistics assets with integrated technologies in China and Japan, the firm recently said.

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Executive Interviews

Interview: Asia’s sweet spots

Jul 05, 2019

As the US-China trade war ramps up with a hike in levies, Tai Hui, chief market strategist for Asia-Pacific at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells Romil Patel where he identifies investment value.

Interview: Money needs a place to go

Mar 11, 2019

Peng Fei, chief investment officer at Wanwei Asset Management, tells Romil Patel about allocating capital across risk factors when asset performance is uncertain and unpredictable.

Roundtables

ESG roundtable: Are the ESG stars aligning across Asia?

Jul 05, 2019

Our panel of experts discusses driving higher ESG asset allocation in Asia, growing calls to address the global climate crisis and the importance of governance. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

Singapore roundtable: A money magnet

Mar 11, 2019

Our panel discussed why the Singapore Variable Capital Company makes them bullish, what gives the onshore jurisdiction an offshore feel and “blood on the streets” from China’s slowdown. Chaired by Romil Patel in Singapore.