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More institutions agree to share
trueBig institutional investors around the globe are cooperating and collaborating on investment ideas to an ever-greater extent as they seek better control over, and returns from, their portfolios.
M&G Real Estate adds post in Seoul office
trueHyesik Ryu joined M&G Real Estate as managing director of the firm's Seoul office.
BlackRock sees no repeat of Asia bond-market rout on Fed taper
trueAsian bond markets are unlikely to see a repeat of the rout in the middle of the year when the Federal Reserve eventually tapers stimulus.
Korean, Canadian institutions garner additional China QFII quotas
trueChina's regulators awarded Korea's National Pension Service and Canada's Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec another $300 million apiece in quota capacity for investment in yuan-denominated securities.
The case for emerging markets revisited
trueSince the beginning of May, global fixed-income markets have sold off aggressively. The 10-year Treasury yields have increased almost 100 basis points, triggered by concerns that an improving U.S. economy would cause the Fed to gradually raise interest rates. The immediate consequence of this shift ...
Asian credit hedge fund manager Blue Rice Investment Management to close
trueBlue Rice Investment Management, a hedge fund manager focused on Asian credit, will return capital to investors and close down by the end of 2013.
Cerulli sees Asia ex-Japan institutional assets topping $16 trillion by 2017
trueInstitutional assets in Asia ex-Japan should exceed $16 trillion by the end of 2017, according to Cerulli Associates' latest annual report on institutional asset management in Asia.
Blackstone's chairman of greater China to take the helm at Nan Fung Group
trueAntony Leung will leave his post as chairman for greater China at alternative investment giant Blackstone Group to become group CEO of Hong Kong-based property and construction company Nan Fung Group, according to a joint news release Tuesday.
Infrastructure investors skirting Asia
trueA record amount of institutional money is being committed to infrastructure investments, but only a small fraction of that bonanza is slated for new “greenfield” projects in fast-growing emerging markets in Asia.
Eastspring Investments adds sales and marketing chief in Malaysia
trueYap Siok Hoon joined Eastspring Investments in Kuala Lumpur as chief sales and marketing officer of Eastspring's business in Malaysia.
PineBridge Investments names Taiwan CIO
trueJoseph Tang joined PineBridge Investments as a senior vice president and chief investment officer in Taiwan.
GSAM Asia chairman to leave after 15 years
trueOliver Bolitho, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management in Asia, is leaving after 15 years at the company.
KIC's president, CEO resigns
trueChong-Suk Choi resigned as president and CEO of Korea Investment Corp., Seoul, the country's $65 billion sovereign wealth fund.
MFS closes strategy but expects to stay strong in Asia
trueMFS Investment Management has closed its $46 billion core global equity strategy - a key to the firm's Asia-Pacific business - to new inflows from existing or prospective clients.
Korean sovereign wealth fund accelerates push into alts
trueThe $65 billion Korea Investment Corp. has added about $3 billion in alternatives investment this year, putting the sovereign wealth fund halfway toward its goal of lifting private equity, real estate and hedge fund allocations to 20% of its portfolio.