News

Singapore’s GIC joins UK pension fund and Blackrock for London real estate JV

pensionNew Airways Pension Scheme, a UK-defined benefit (DB) pension scheme managed by British Airways, is investing alongside Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund manager GIC to develop a life sciences complex in London’s King’s Cross. The two investors are collaborating with the alternatives real estate business of fund manager BlackRock and Reef Group, an urban re-generation specialist. Due to span 830,000 square feet, the Tribeca King's Cross project will host laboratory workspaces, as well as shops, restaurants and residential units across five buildings. Paul Tebbit, head of Emea and global CIO of core real estate at Blackrock Alternatives, said: “It is exciting to be involved in a development that harnesses state-of-the-art technology to aids decarbonisation efforts.” Highlighting Tribeca's USP of providing purpose-built laboratories in response to the growing demand for lab and workspace, Stewart Deering, CEO, Reef Group, commented: “This transaction will enable the delivery of this ambitious project and contribute to the dynamic life sciences sector in London.” BlackRock said the first stage of development is slated for completion by November 2023. Financial details were not given. © 2023 funds global asia

Opinion

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.

Why take advantage of the recent dip in China’s internet sectors

advantage, China, internet, market, OctoberChina's internet market presents one of the most compelling long-term growth potentials for investors today, given the catalysts supporting the sector from both macro and fundamental perspectives, explains Dr Xiaolin Chen, head of international, KraneShares.

India’s growing importance to the global economy

India, importance, global economy, Apple, iPhone, ChinaThe China Plus One narrative might affect “the world’s factory” and give opportunities for India and other countries well-placed to assume part of the global supply burden. Written by Natalya Zeman, equity investment director, Capital Group.

Industry comments

Leading from the front: Back office is key to the next tech evolution

Leading, Back office, key, tech evolution, funds industry, transformational journey, yields, investor, Technology, Standard Chartered, Shikkoh Malik, funds landscapeThe funds industry is going through a transformational journey focused on generating enhanced yields and elevating the investor experience. Technology is a key driver propelling these initiatives. Standard Chartered’s Shikkoh Malik explains how the firm is leveraging modern technology to achieve efficiencies across the funds...

The world is waking up to India’s growth

world, India, growth, Indian, economy, UTI,  Praveen Jagwani, country, successAs the Indian economy goes from strength to strength, UTI international chief executive Praveen Jagwani highlights the myriad factors behind the country's recent success.

Executive Interviews

Executive interview: PGIM CEO on where the ESG flowers should bloom

Sep 27, 2021

David Hunt, president and chief executive of PGIM, tells Romil Patel about leading a top 10 global asset manager in times where “empowering and encouraging the kind of investment decisions as...

Executive interview: Nicolas Moreau’s orderly transition

Jul 12, 2021

Nicolas Moreau, CEO of HSBC Asset Management, is moving to Asia as the firm looks to connect more directly with the region’s growth story. ESG is also a key focus – including the ‘just’ carbon...

Roundtables

India: An “obvious choice for global investors”

Jun 22, 2023

Funds Europe, the sister publication of Funds Global Asia, hosted an India investment discussion with two seasoned experts and asked if India is the ‘last one standing’ from the Brics phenomenon. We also hear that for India, the inclusion of Indian bonds in a major index may not be the desired...

Roundtable: Singapore comes of age as an Asian ESG hub

Dec 01, 2021

Strong ESG credentials strengthen the case for Singapore as a leader in Asia of the post-Covid recovery. Our panel discusses the risks and opportunities.