Feb 05, 2024

KKR raises $6.8bn for Apac infrastructure fundPrivate equity giant KKR has pulled in US$6.8 billion in capital commitments for its second Asia Pacific infrastructure fund.

Jan 30, 2024

Chinese asset managers could be merged into CICSpeculation has mounted over the fate of three major asset managers in China following reports that they will be merged into the country’s US$1.24 trillion sovereign wealth fund.

Jan 29, 2024

Hong Kong prepares for spot bitcoin ETF applicationsChinese asset manager Harvest Fund Management has reportedly filed an application with Hong Kong’s Securities and Finance Commission (SFC) for a spot bitcoin ETF.

According to a report from Tencent News, Harvest intends to launch Hong Kong’s first such ETF after the Chinese New Year in February.

Jan 23, 2024

indiaThe level of venture capital (VC) funding in India in 2023 fell drastically by 63%, according to recently published research.

Jan 22, 2024

Orix to launch buyout fundJapanese financial group Orix is set to launch a private equity fund as it expands its asset management business.

Jan 19, 2024

M&G Real Estate has named Daniel Cho as head of its Korea office.

Jan 16, 2024

The world’s largest alternatives asset manager, Blackstone, is set to expand its private equity (PE) team in Singapore to bolster its presence in Southeast Asia.

Dec 15, 2023

blackRock new Apac RE equity headBlackRock has appointed Hamish MacDonald as head of real estate equity in the Asia Pacific region.

Dec 14, 2023

HSBC Asset Management is set to acquire Singapore-based private equity firm SilkRoad Property Partners in a bid to bolster its real estate capability in Asia.

Dec 08, 2023

nomura OCBC tie up Japanese investmentThe respective asset management arms of Japan-based Nomura and Singapore’s OCBC have joined forces to focus on Japanese investment opportunities.


Industry comments

Investing in tomorrow’s world

investmentAt times like these, HSBC Asset Management easily pivots towards emerging markets.

The spotlight on growth markets and the need to be nimble and dynamic is ever-sharper, given the difficulty in predicting monetary policy in the world’s major nations.

Sponsored feature: Navigating the complexities of FX execution and currency risk

A comprehensive, cost-effective, and transparent currency overlay hedging solution is crucial to mitigate FX exposure risks in the complex landscapes of Japan and China's FX markets, explains Hans Jacob Feder, PhD, global head of FX services at MUFG Investor Services.


The emergence of AI-powered funds

Contradictory market sentiments from commentators have impeded the decision-making powers of the first wave of AI-powered ETFs, says Alvin Chia of Northern Trust Asset Servicing.

Transitioning to an era of scarcity

The world is transitioning from an era of commodity abundance to one of undersupply. Ben Ross and Tyler Rosenlicht of Cohen & Steers believe this shift may result in significant returns for commodities and resource producers over the next decade.

Asia credit: An outsized winner in the region’s energy transition?

Ross Dilkes, fixed income portfolio manager at Wellington Management, examines the opportunities and risks for bond investors presented by the region’s decarbonisation agenda.

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.

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