Raffles Family Office launches Apac real estate fund

Raffles Family Office, Apac real estate fund, real estate, fund, Hong Kong, asset manager, Tishman Speyer, ApacHong Kong-based Raffles Family Office has teamed up with international developer and asset manager Tishman Speyer to launch a real estate fund focused on Apac. The Tishman Speyer/Raffles Family Office APAC Opportunity Fund will focus on a number of real estate themes such as brown-to-green, living sector, logistics, and special situations, including credit strategies and distressed opportunities, according to the two firms. “This marks a milestone in Tishman Speyer’s expansion into Asia Pacific gateway cities and the start of a significant partnership with Raffles Family Office and their investors,” said Rob Speyer, CEO at Tishman Speyer. Raffles Family Office has also looked to expand its digital assets capability in recent months, having launched a digital assets platform in September and appointed a digital assets chief investment officer in October. Meanwhile, Raffles co-founder and group CEO Chi-man Kwan has praised a recently passed tax concession for family-owned investment holdings introduced by Hong Kong's Inland Revenue. "This pivotal development will undoubtedly serve as a catalyst for elevating the competitiveness of Hong Kong’s family office industry," he said. "We are witnessing an inflexion point in our sector, a transformative moment that promises to reshape the landscape of wealth management and bespoke financial services. The forward momentum being generated by these changes is not just promising, but essential." © 2023 funds global asia


A quiet revolution in Japan’s corporate governance

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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.

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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

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