News

SilkRoad acquires Japan property portfolio

Hong Kong-based real estate fund manager SilkRoad Property Partners has shelled out JPY19.5 billion (US$150 million) to acquire a Japanese property portfolio. The assets include an office building and five residential properties in Greater Tokyo. They will be used for SilkRoad’s Asia Value Partners II, the firm’s third ‘value-add’ property fund. “As a company, it has long been our aspiration to have an active presence in the second largest real estate market in the world,” said SilkRoad CEO Peter Wittendorp. “These acquisitions are just a first, promising step. We are looking to do a lot more in Japan,” added Wittendorp. ©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.