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Aberdeen Standard acquires Orion Partners bolstering APAC offering

Real_estateAberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has built out its real estate offerings in the Asia Pacific region following its purchase of of Orion Partners, a regional real estate investment management firm, for an undisclosed fee. The acquisition adds to ASI’s $56.3 billion global real estate franchise. In a press release, the Edinburgh-based asset manager said Orion Partners manages around $900 million of direct real estate investments in Asia for overseas institutional investors. “For investors seeking diversification, Asian real estate offers attractive risk-adjusted returns, with less correlation to broader market volatility,” said Hugh Young, head of Asia Pacific at ASI. He added: “At a time when global investors’ allocation to alternatives and real assets are growing, being able to offer a truly one-stop real estate solution is an integral part of our growth strategy.” Meanwhile, Kang Puay Ju, head of real estate Asia Pacific and global head of real estate multi-manager at ASI, welcomed the addition of real estate teams in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore. ASI manages $735.5 billion of assets worldwide, the manager added. ©2019 funds global asia

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