Real estate

Jul 22, 2024

Singapore asset manager opens Abu Dhabi officeMapletree Investments, a real estate asset manager based in Singapore, is set to open its first business in the Mena region.

Jul 17, 2024

PGIM launches first Australian fundPGIM, the asset management arm of US insurer Prudential Financial, has launched a real estate fund for the Australian market.

May 31, 2024

Singapore real estate deals fall by 56%The value of real estate transactions in Singapore has fallen sharply in Q1 with office space particularly affected, according to industry data.

May 21, 2024

Apac real estate deals fall by 13% in Q1The value of acquisitions in Asia Pacific’s real estate market slumped by 13% in the first quarter of 2024, according to data from MSCI Real Assets.

Apr 04, 2024

Pimco Prime names Japan country headPimco Prime Real Estate, the property arm of German insurer Allianz, has named Hiroyuki Mochizuki as country head for Japan.

Mar 06, 2024

Knight Frank appoints India directorUK-based property consultant Knight Frank has named Harry Chaplin-Rogers as director of international capital markets for India.

Dec 15, 2023

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

Oct 13, 2023

PGIM real estate tech labPGIM Real Estate has launched a research and innovation lab to develop products and services based on new technology and academic links.

Sep 19, 2023

PGIM, Asian, real estate, portfolio, global asset manager PGIM Real Estate, holdings, China, AustraliaGlobal asset manager PGIM Real Estate has added to its real estate holdings following a number of deals in China and Australia.

Aug 22, 2023

Hong Kong-based fund manager ESR Group has launched what it claims is its largest-ever RMB income fund in China.


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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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...

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