Alternatives

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.

Oct 22, 2019

Handshake-femaleDutch alternative asset manager Privium Fund Management has appointed Vanessa Hemavathi as its new head of investor services in Asia.

Aug 27, 2019

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) is set to acquire UK-based asset manager TT International (TTI) in a $188 million deal.

Aug 20, 2019

Swiss wealth manager, Pictet, is shaking up its leadership in Asia with a broad reshuffle as part of its growth ambitions on the continent.

Apr 30, 2019

Indian_stocksIndia has enjoyed a boom in alternative investment funds (AIFs) in recent years due to a combination of regulatory reforms and a rising number of high net-worth individuals seeking “sophisticated and niche” strategies, according to Cerulli Associates.

Jan 22, 2019

UK-based index compiler FTSE Russell has extended its coverage of China’s bond market with the introduction of a new index series tracking Chinese green bonds.

Jan 11, 2019

Changes to regulation, US-Sino trade tensions and further steps by China to open its capital markets were some of the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

Dec 18, 2018

Franklin Templeton Investments has made two senior hires – both from the same manager – for its emerging markets equity team.

Oct 23, 2018

Martin O'ReganThe Variable Capital Companies, the new Eldorado of investment funds in Singapore, was tabled in its parliament on September 10, 2018.

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