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The Principles for Responsible Investment has announced the largest collaborative initiative on social issues and human rights, involving more than 220 institutional investors representing over US$30 trillion in assets under management. Launched last week at the PRI’s annual investor conference in Barcelona, the Advance initiative will involve active engagement between 120 of those investors and 40 initial focus companies within the mining and metals and renewable energy sectors.
5 Dec 2022
In the wake of the collapse of crypto currency trading platform FTX, a top Singaporean official says no regulation can truly safeguard against the collapse of the untested asset class. “Cryptocurrencies themselves are highly volatile and have no intrinsic value,” says Singapore’s deputy prime minister Lawrence Wong. “Those who trade in cryptocurrencies must be prepared to lose all their value. No amount of regulation can remove this risk.”
5 Dec 2022
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has fined investment manager Vanguard Investments Australia for alleged greenwashing activity.
5 Dec 2022
New Forests, an investment manager of nature-based real assets headquartered in Sydney, has launched a fund to raise A$600 million (US$407 million) over the next two to three years.
5 Dec 2022
Japan and Southeast Asia are picking up the slack in the Asia-Pacific private equity (PE) market, amid the pullback in China, according to a new report. Dealmaking in the region took a tumble this year amid uncertainties in the Chinese market, which traditionally dominates public equity (PE) activity given the size of its economy.
2 Dec 2022
J.P. Morgan Private Bank has announced a strategic investment in Edge Laboratories and Evooq to strengthen its digital investment capabilities for ultra-high-net-worth clients across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.
2 Dec 2022
Korea Securities Depository has signed a memorandum of agreement with Euroclear Bank to provide international investors with better post-trade access to Korea treasury bonds and monetary stabilization bonds.
2 Dec 2022
Allianz Global Investors has appointed Jenny Zeng as chief investment officer, succeeding David Tan, who will take a break from asset management from the end of January 2023.
1 Dec 2022
J.P. Morgan Private Bank has appointed Ulysses Lau as head of investments and engagement for Asia.
1 Dec 2022
Singapore has been labelled by some market observers as the “Geneva of Southeast Asia” based on the volume of wealth that has been flowing into the city over the past 12 months.
30 Nov 2022
Sandy Chen, Mark Chester Ng, Sarah Lee, experienced bankers, portfolio manager
30 Nov 2022
Inflation, interest rates, the war in Ukraine and geopolitical tensions are among the issues that are shaping investment decision-making today. Amid these political and economic uncertainties, investors around the world will remain cautious for the foreseeable future, Cerulli Associates says in its latest report.
30 Nov 2022
Millennials in Singapore and Hong Kong are more likely than their older counterparts to put environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment thinking, a new study finds. Over two-thirds (70%) of those aged between 25 and 39 years say ESG is a priority for them, up by 6 percentage points compared with 2021, with 68% actively reviewing sustainability reports and credentials before making an investment, according to the report by Saint James’s Place, Money Relationship Monitor 2022 – Wealth Through the Generations.
29 Nov 2022