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Kazakhstan's NIC looking for investment consultant
trueNational Investment Corp., Almaty, Kazakhstan, is searching for an investment consultant for general, private equity and hedge fund investments.
Chinese imports data not confirming GDP figures
trueOn July 15 we learned that China's real GDP rose 7.5% year-over-year during Q2, up from 7.4% during Q1. The quality and accuracy of China's economic data have always been questionable. That's why I monitor all the available indicators to see when they are telling the same story, and when they are ...
Ukraine crisis puts investments at risk, speaker warns
trueThe Ukraine crisis could affect institutional investors' asset allocations, especially regarding fixed income, equities and private equity.
Korea's MMAA commits A$43 million to Australian infrastructure fund
trueKorea's 8.3 trillion won (US$8.1 billion) Military Mutual Aid Association committed A$43 million (US$40 million) to The Infrastructure Fund.
Private equity managers hope to benefit from trends in Asia
trueA growing number of business founders in Asia who traditionally restricted private equity firms to minority partner status have begun, selectively, to let them take controlling stakes in their companies.
Hong Kong fund is taking target-date approach to default option
trueHong Kong's Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme Authority is looking to push the envelope — gently — in devising the HK$519 billion (US$67 billion) defined contribution system's first standardized default investment option.
Emerging market portfolio globalization: The next big thing
trueOne of 2014's great investment surprises has been emerging markets equity performance. Notwithstanding negative news (from Ukraine to China, Turkey to Thailand) and record foreign investor outflows, MSCI EM equity is up 5% in the first half of the year in line with MSCI All Country World Index ...
PIMCO hires Macquarie veteran to lead Australian business
trueAdrian Stewart will join Pacific Investment Management Co. in Sydney as executive vice president and head of PIMCO Australia.
PIMCO taps head of its Americas institutional business to lead Asia-Pacific
trueEric J. Mogelof, a managing director with Pacific Investment Management Co., has been appointed head of the firm's Asia Pacific business.
Principal Global adds institutional sales director for Korea
trueHee Jai “Brian” Shin joined Principal Global Investors in Hong Kong as a director and head of institutional sales for the Korean market.
AXA Investment Managers appoints new head of Asia-Pacific business
trueSimon Flood has been appointed head of AXA Investment Managers Asia Pacific, effective Aug. 1.
Neuberger Berman appoints REIT portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific
trueAnton Kwang joined Neuberger Berman Group in Hong Kong as a senior portfolio manager for the Asia-Pacific region on the firm's global real estate securities team.
Temasek reports 1.5% gain for fiscal year
trueTemasek, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, reported a 1.5% gain on its investment portfolio for the fiscal year ended March 31, reflecting heavy exposure to listed equity markets in Asia that declined during the year.
Macquarie adds EMEA distribution head
trueSteve Haswell joined Macquarie Investment Management as head of distribution for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said a spokesman.
Morgan Stanley closes fourth Asia-focused PE fund at $1.7 billion
trueMorgan Stanley's latest Asia-focused private equity fund, Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia IV, L.P., is closing with commitments of roughly US$1.7 billion, the company announced Monday.