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Northern Trust names head of new representative office in Seoul
trueByun Jai Yung was appointed chief representative of Northern Trust’s newly opened representative office in Seoul.
PIMCO promotes manager to lead Asia strategies
trueLuke Spajic was named by Pacific Investment Management Co. to run its portfolio management effort in Asia.
Texas County & District puts $50 million in Asia private equity
trueTexas County & District Retirement System, Austin, committed $50 million to Baring Asia Private Equity Fund VI, said Russ Rhea, spokesman for the $23 billion pension fund, in an e-mail.
GARP managers hold firm on EAFE portfolios despite losses
trueSome global growth-at-a-reasonable price money managers are coping with client losses stemming from underperforming Europe, Australasia and Far East strategies.
Korea Post Savings launches GTAA search
trueKorea Post Savings is looking to hire one or two offshore managers of global tactical asset allocation strategies.
BlackRock appoints head of multiasset strategies for Asia Pacific
trueEdward Bang joined BlackRock on Tuesday as head of multiasset strategies Asia Pacific. Also, Andrew Landman, Sydney-based head of institutional client businesses, has taken on the added role of head of the firm's alternatives investment strategy group for the Asia-Pacific region.
Natixis Global Asset Management names Taiwan business head
trueAlex Chang joined Natixis Global Asset Management in Taipei as a managing director and head of Taiwan.
India's big year
trueIndian equities have surged 28% in 2014 on optimism about the new prime minister's plans to bolster business and investor confidence.
Aviva Investors names new Asia-Pacific CEO/CIO
trueKevin Talbot was appointed CEO and chief investment officer for the Asia-Pacific region at Aviva Investors on Thursday.
Amundi chooses managing director for new Bangkok subsidiary
truePrapatpong Weeramon has been appointed managing director of Amundi Group’s new wholly owned subsidiary in Bangkok, Amundi Mutual Fund Brokerage Securities (Thailand).
BlackRock names head of consultant relations team for Asia ex-Japan
trueSteven Rust, a director on BlackRock’s global consultant relations team, was appointed the team’s head for Asia ex-Japan.
Alibaba tops the list of largest U.S. IPOs in history
trueThursday's announcement that Alibaba Group raised $21.8 billion in its initial public offering made it the largest U.S. IPO of all time, topping Visa's $17.9 billion deal in 2008.
Russia: Assessing the risks and opportunities
trueRussia has been dominating global headlines in recent months and not for the reasons you'd like to see as an investor or potential investor.
Old Mutual Global Investors adds head of Asian equities
trueJoshua Crabb will join Old Mutual Global Investors as head of Asian equities, effective Oct. 1.
Malaysia's KWAP pension fund taps equity head as new CIO
trueNik Amlizan Mohamed has been named chief investment officer of Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP), Malaysia's pension fund for federal employees.