Investment strategy

Mar 11, 2019

Stephane_KarolczukTraditionally, asset managers in the People’s Republic of China have relied on offshore companies in fund centres such as the Cayman Islands or the British Virgin Islands for the structuring of their international investments and PERE funds.

Mar 11, 2019

Chi_LoA change in China’s economic management policy has made its policy time lag longer, more uncertain and more unstable than in the old growth model, says Chi Lo, senior economist for Greater China at BNP Paribas Asset Management.

Mar 05, 2019

Chinese_stock_quotesGlobal asset managers have reacted positively after index compiler MSCI took the decision to increase the weight of China A shares in its global benchmarks from 5% to 20%. The increase will be phased in over three steps in May, August and November 2019.

Mar 05, 2019

Life_insurance_planUS-based private equity firm Carlyle Group has bought a 9% stake in SBI Life Insurance Company, the life insurance subsidiary of the State Bank of India [SBI].

Mar 05, 2019

BiotechnologyTemasek Holdings, Singapore’s state-owned investment company, contributed to an $85 million series B funding round for Suzhou-based Gracell Biotechnologies.

Feb 26, 2019

US_China_trade_warHopes are rising that Washington and Beijing will reach a deal to end a long-running trade war after US President Donald Trump declared sufficient progress had been made between the two sides.

Feb 26, 2019

Indian_toll_roadThe Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (Omers) has struck its first infrastructure investment deal in India with the acquisition of a 22.4% stake in IndInfravit Trust, which holds a portfolio of five operational toll road concessions.

Feb 26, 2019

Asia_globeGlobal asset manager PineBridge Investments has hired Anthony Fasso as its new chief executive for the Asia Pacific region.

Feb 19, 2019

Real_estateAberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has built out its real estate offerings in the Asia Pacific region following its purchase of of Orion Partners, a regional real estate investment management firm, for an undisclosed fee.

Feb 19, 2019

BiotechnologyChinese biotech company Burning Rock closed another round of funding to the tune of RMB 850 million ($125.5 million), with Singapore’s GIC leading the financing.

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Executive Interviews

Interview: Asia’s sweet spots

Jul 05, 2019

As the US-China trade war ramps up with a hike in levies, Tai Hui, chief market strategist for Asia-Pacific at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells Romil Patel where he identifies investment value.

Interview: Money needs a place to go

Mar 11, 2019

Peng Fei, chief investment officer at Wanwei Asset Management, tells Romil Patel about allocating capital across risk factors when asset performance is uncertain and unpredictable.

Roundtables

ESG roundtable: Are the ESG stars aligning across Asia?

Jul 05, 2019

Our panel of experts discusses driving higher ESG asset allocation in Asia, growing calls to address the global climate crisis and the importance of governance. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

Singapore roundtable: A money magnet

Mar 11, 2019

Our panel discussed why the Singapore Variable Capital Company makes them bullish, what gives the onshore jurisdiction an offshore feel and “blood on the streets” from China’s slowdown. Chaired by Romil Patel in Singapore.