Alternatives

Dec 12, 2019

Panellists discuss the geopolitical fractures concerning asset owners, Singapore as a hub for fintech start-ups and why it makes sense to raise capital from a Variable Capital Company (VCC). Chaired by Romil Patel in Singapore.

Dec 12, 2019

IQ-EQ_event_Dec_2019Funds Global Asia partnered with IQ-EQ for its ‘Thought Leadership Series’ in Singapore to delve deeper into selecting the right domicile for alternative funds with a panel of experts.

Dec 12, 2019

Richard_NunnOne of the most significant trends in the wealth management sector over the past year has been the sustained rise of the family office, as high-net-worth families have sought to adopt increasingly sophisticated ways of managing their wealth.

Dec 03, 2019

M&G appoints head of APACM&G Investments has appointed Matthew O’Sullivan as the head of Asia Pacific origination. He is tasked with building a credit and alternatives team in Singapore.

Nov 26, 2019

SurveyThree-quarters of 200 chief investment officers at insurance companies say they are struggling to make returns and are increasingly looking towards alternative investments.

Nov 26, 2019

Tokyo_cityReal estate investment manager, LaSalle Investment Management, has launched a Japan property fund with US$560 million of initial equity commitments from Japanese investors and loans extended by Japanese financial institutions.

Nov 12, 2019

real_estate_investments riseInstitutional investors in Asia are most likely to ramp up their allocation to alternatives heading into 2020 amid lingering uncertainty over economic and geopolitical risks in Europe and the US.

Nov 12, 2019

Processor_chipBahrain-based alternative investment firm Investcorp has teamed up with Hong Kong fund manager China Everbright to jointly manage a new fund focused on China’s technology sector.

Oct 29, 2019

Hong_KongUK-based alternative investment services provider Sanne has appointed Wendy Cheng as its country head for Hong Kong.

Oct 22, 2019

AllianzAllianz has looked to expand its real estate business in China by forming a joint venture (JV) with a fund managed by a subsidiary of Singapore-based alternative asset manager Keppel Capital.

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Industry comments

Investing in tomorrow’s world

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The spotlight on growth markets and the need to be nimble and dynamic is ever-sharper, given the difficulty in predicting monetary policy in the world’s major nations.

Sponsored feature: Navigating the complexities of FX execution and currency risk

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Opinion

Transitioning to an era of scarcity

The world is transitioning from an era of commodity abundance to one of undersupply. Ben Ross and Tyler Rosenlicht of Cohen & Steers believe this shift may result in significant returns for commodities and resource producers over the next decade.

Asia credit: An outsized winner in the region’s energy transition?

Ross Dilkes, fixed income portfolio manager at Wellington Management, examines the opportunities and risks for bond investors presented by the region’s decarbonisation agenda.

A quiet revolution in Japan’s corporate governance

revolution, Japan, corporate governance, Shareholders, corporate, governance, standards, improvement, Tetsuro Takase, SuMi TrustShareholders in Japan no longer accept below-par corporate governance standards. Changes are taking place, but there are still areas for improvement, says Tetsuro Takase at SuMi Trust.

Why rising demand for healthcare is creating investment opportunities in China

rising demand, healthcare, investment, opportunities, China, Robert St Clair, Investment Strategy, Fullerton Fund ManagementRobert St Clair, head of investment strategy at Fullerton Fund Management, explores the reasons investors should be paying attention to the rising demand for healthcare in China.

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