Jan 16, 2024

The world’s largest alternatives asset manager, Blackstone, is set to expand its private equity (PE) team in Singapore to bolster its presence in Southeast Asia.

Dec 15, 2023

blackRock new Apac RE equity headBlackRock has appointed Hamish MacDonald as head of real estate equity in the Asia Pacific region.

Dec 14, 2023

HSBC Asset Management is set to acquire Singapore-based private equity firm SilkRoad Property Partners in a bid to bolster its real estate capability in Asia.

Dec 08, 2023

nomura OCBC tie up Japanese investmentThe respective asset management arms of Japan-based Nomura and Singapore’s OCBC have joined forces to focus on Japanese investment opportunities.

Nov 10, 2023

The pace at which private equity (PE) funds are incorporating sustainability elements into their investment strategies has slowed in the last 12 months despite ever greater demand from investors, suggests recently published research.

Nov 07, 2023

The South Korea Teachers’ Pension has named Jeon Bum-Sikj as its chief investment officer (CIO).

Oct 25, 2023

Schroders Singapore has partnered with Thailand-based KBank Private Banking for the launch of a China private equity (PE) fund.

Oct 02, 2023

Canadian pension fund Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) has partnered with Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) to invest in private credit deals across Asia.

Sep 27, 2023

UBS, ICBC, asset management, tie-up, Swiss, banking, China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, ICBC, collaboration, banking, wealth, asset management, overseasSwiss banking giant and China’s biggest lender, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) are discussing a potential collaboration for banking, wealth and asset management services in China and overseas.

Sep 20, 2023

Obsidian Capital, Singapore, Italian, asset manager, Obsidian, affiliate, officeItalian asset manager Obsidian Capital has launched an affiliate office in Singapore.


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Why rising demand for healthcare is creating investment opportunities in China

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