Real estate

Jun 07, 2023

ESR, Apac, real estate manager, Hong Kong, real estate, fund manager, Asia Pacific, surveyHong Kong-based ESR Group has been named as the largest real estate fund manager in Asia Pacific, following the release of an industry survey.

May 16, 2023

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.

Apr 25, 2023

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Investors in Asia Pacific have become the main source of capital in the non-listed real estate market, according to recently published industry research.

Apr 18, 2023

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.

Apr 11, 2023

GLP, acquisition, PE, M3CP, real estate

One of Asia's largest real estate firms, GLP, has acquired UK-based private equity advisory firm M3 Capital Partners (M3CP).

Mar 21, 2023

Barings, acquire, Australian, asset managerUS-based asset manager Barings is set to acquire Australia-based Gryphon Capital Investments (GCI) in a move that will grow its presence in the Asia Pacific market.

Mar 14, 2023

real estate, allianceTwo Asian alternative investment managers are joining forces for a real estate investment venture.

Feb 28, 2023

real estate, fund managerThe former chief executive of Allianz Real Estate’s Apac business is set to launch a real estate fund management business based in Singapore.

Feb 21, 2023

IGIS, asia, sciences, investment, business, SingaporeSouth Korea-based IGIS Asset Management has launched a real estate investment business focused on the life sciences sector.

Feb 14, 2023

alternative, businessLogistics firm GLP has restructured its fund management business to focus on real assets and private equity.


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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