Investment strategy

Apr 16, 2019

Hong_KongParis-based Ostrum Asset Management is launching a Hong Kong subsidiary in order to grow its real assets private debt platform for institutional investors in the APAC region.

Apr 16, 2019

Commercial_real_estate_riseThe amount of money raised globally for investment in real estate last year was closing on US$200 billion and described as a “new high”.

Apr 16, 2019

ChinaA large number of European and US investors plan to allocate to China’s capital markets through exchange-traded funds (ETFs) over the next year, research has suggested.

Apr 09, 2019

Asia-Pacific_globeAberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has appointed Ben Sheehan as a senior equity investment specialist for the Asia Pacific region.

Apr 09, 2019

asian infrastructure investment bankThe Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has given the green light for loans in Sri Lanka, totalling $280 million, and Laos, which will receive $40 million.

Apr 09, 2019

ESG_investingInvestors are increasing environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments in line with the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) framework, according to a study by BNP Paribas Securities Services (BNPP SS).

Apr 09, 2019

BlackRock_branchThe world’s largest asset manager has set its sights on expanding in China, as the world’s second-largest economy liberalises its financial markets.

Apr 02, 2019

ShanghaiFranklin Templeton has hired Jin Mei to lead its wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) for China. Mei will be based in Shanghai as the global investment firm looks to boost its capabilities in the country.

Apr 02, 2019

Hand-shake-femaleAustralia’s sovereign wealth fund (SWF), the Future Fund, has appointed Sue Brake as its deputy chief investment officer for portfolio strategy.

Apr 02, 2019

AcquisitionThe Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, GIC, has purchased a 25% stake in citizenM, a Dutch hotel real estate operator and developer with an enterprise value of $2.24 billion (€2 billion).

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