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Winners of The Asset Triple A Sustainable Capital Markets Awards 2021 demonstrate commitment to sustainability with multiple transactions in 2021.
25 Jan 2022
DBS Group Holdings has appointed Helge Muenkel as chief sustainability officer, with effect from January 24. He succeeds Mikkel Larsen, who transitioned into his role as chief executive officer at Climate Impact X (CIX), a joint venture of DBS, Singapore Exchange, Standard Chartered Bank and Temasek, in November 2021.
24 Jan 2022
Qontigo, a provider of innovative risk, analytics, and index solutions, has teamed up with RepRisk, a pioneer in environmental, social and governance (ESG) data science. The partnership will enable Qontigo to gain access to RepRisk’s ESG risk data via Axioma portfolio analytics and risk models, and build indices under its STOXX family of brands.
20 Jan 2022
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are becoming increasingly important for wealthy families in Asia, and they are looking into new technologies to ensure that their investments and business practices generate positive impact on society and the environment.
19 Jan 2022
Signatories to the Paris climate agreement must revisit and strengthen the pledges they made in COP26 for the world to reach the target net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
17 Jan 2022
Taiwan’s alignment with international sustainability norms make it attractive debt capital raising venue
14 Jan 2022
Initiative aims to provide investors with pricing benchmark, risk management tool
14 Jan 2022
Malaysian investors able to access US$35.3 trillion global sustainable asset market
13 Jan 2022
While ESG investing has yet to become mainstream in China, the country’s green initiatives, especially its pledge to reach carbon emissions peak by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060, have helped the concept to gain traction. Excluding money market funds, total ESG mutual fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) saw AUM more than triple in 2020 to reach US$28.5 billion, while net inflows reached US$10.5 billion.
12 Jan 2022
Asia-Pacific insurance gap high compared with rest of world, greater insurance density a plus
12 Jan 2022
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Digital infrastructure provider Equinix has formed a US$525 million limited liability partnership with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, to develop and operate two hyperscale data centres in Seoul, Korea.
27 Jan 2022
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a project to make cross-border securities transactions in the Asean+3 region more efficient and secure through the use of blockchain technology.
27 Jan 2022
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has launched its five-year Financial Sector Blueprint to guide the country in its journey towards financial inclusion, digital finance and sustainability.
27 Jan 2022
Darwinbox, an Asia-focused human resources technology platform headquartered in Hyderabad, India, has raised US$72 million in its latest funding round, taking total investment in the company to over US$110 million and its valuation to US$1 billion plus.
26 Jan 2022
Royal Bank of Canada is moving its wealth management platform in Asia to a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) model through its technology partnership with Avaloq.
26 Jan 2022
FLOW Digital Infrastructure has appointed Amandine Wang as its chief executive officer, effective January 1 2022. Based in Singapore, Wang will focus on driving the firm’s growth and the delivery of its mission to enable digital economies in Asia-Pacific.
25 Jan 2022
Real estate investment manager GLP has self-executed its maiden six-month commercial paper issue amounting to S$100 million (US$74.38 million) on the DBS’s FIX Marketplace.
24 Jan 2022
Strong growth in tech across Asia-Pacific will nurture many suitable de-Spac candidates
21 Jan 2022
Increased digitalization remains a crucial goal for many firms looking to stay ahead of curve. This is particularly true for financial firms aiming to further deepen their relationship with clients by offering customized investment solutions or receiving alerts on unusual transactional activity.
21 Jan 2022
Changes to trade and industry in the wake the pandemic and climate change, particularly rising labour costs and supply chain disruptions, are pushing many disruptive technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), electric mobility, and blockchain to forefront and creating new investment opportunities in 2022.
19 Jan 2022
French digital asset service provider aims to be Europe’s first crypto bank
19 Jan 2022
Treasury & Capital Markets
Digital infrastructure provider Equinix has formed a US$525 million limited liability partnership with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, to develop and operate two hyperscale data centres in Seoul, Korea.
27 Jan 2022
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a project to make cross-border securities transactions in the Asean+3 region more efficient and secure through the use of blockchain technology.
27 Jan 2022
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has launched its five-year Financial Sector Blueprint to guide the country in its journey towards financial inclusion, digital finance and sustainability.
27 Jan 2022
Vietnam’s leading private retail and SME bank, Ho Chi Minh City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank (HDBank) has secured a US$165 million investment from three institutions – International Finance Corporation (IFC), LeapFrog Investments and Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) – through the issuance of convertible tier 2 bonds. In addition to strengthening the bank’s capital structure, the funding will help increase the bank’s lending to retail and SMEs, including those owned or led by women.
26 Jan 2022
FLOW Digital Infrastructure has appointed Amandine Wang as its chief executive officer, effective January 1 2022. Based in Singapore, Wang will focus on driving the firm’s growth and the delivery of its mission to enable digital economies in Asia-Pacific.
25 Jan 2022
Winners of The Asset Triple A Sustainable Capital Markets Awards 2021 demonstrate commitment to sustainability with multiple transactions in 2021.
25 Jan 2022
Singapore-based Keppel Land has expanded its presence in Vietnam by acquiring a 49% interest in three residential sites in Hanoi for 2,715 billion dong (US$119.47 million).
24 Jan 2022
Real estate investment manager GLP has self-executed its maiden six-month commercial paper issue amounting to S$100 million (US$74.38 million) on the DBS’s FIX Marketplace.
24 Jan 2022
DBS Group Holdings has appointed Helge Muenkel as chief sustainability officer, with effect from January 24. He succeeds Mikkel Larsen, who transitioned into his role as chief executive officer at Climate Impact X (CIX), a joint venture of DBS, Singapore Exchange, Standard Chartered Bank and Temasek, in November 2021.
24 Jan 2022
Gaw Capital Partners, a Hong Kong-based real estate private equity investor, has completed the US$3 billion privatization of Invesco Office J-REIT, the first-ever such deal in Japan’s real estate investment trust market.
21 Jan 2022
The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and other financial institutions have increased a loan package for Hanoi-based Southeast Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SeABank) to US$220 million. The funds will be used for lending to small and women-owned businesses in Vietnam, as well as to promote climate finance.
21 Jan 2022
Wealth
Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has appointed Victor Suen as managing director and team head for the Greater China market.
27 Jan 2022
There is a growing consensus that the traditional model for asset allocation in China, which is based on investing in companies that are considered to be the most efficient in allocating their capital, has been upended by major developments in the market. These developments are the government’s focus on “common prosperity”, the advance of the state and retreat of the private sector, and the government’s long-term green development strategy – not necessarily in that order.
27 Jan 2022
Schroder BOCOM Wealth Management on Wednesday (January 26) received approval for business commencement from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), becoming the third Sino-foreign joint venture wealth management company in the country.
26 Jan 2022
With huge capital flows, rapid wealth generation and a sophisticated financial system, Hong Kong is on track to be a family office hub. As of 2020, its private banking and private wealth management business attributed to family offices and private trust clients reached HK$2 trillion (US$257 billion). And the business is growing fast.
26 Jan 2022
Royal Bank of Canada is moving its wealth management platform in Asia to a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) model through its technology partnership with Avaloq.
26 Jan 2022
Asia Alternatives, a private equity fund of funds, has announced the final close of Asia Alternatives Capital Partners VI (AACP VI) and related funds with US$2 billion in new commitments.
26 Jan 2022
Growing enthusiasm over environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues has prompted property developers to pivot towards a more sustainable model. At the same time, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to the adoption of the more flexible work-from-home arrangement, which in turn has fuelled demand among homebuyers for a greener living environment.
26 Jan 2022
The advent of a shooting war in Ukraine, if it happens, will likely stoke the already alarmingly high inflation level and push oil prices to over US$100 per barrel on the back of a possible supply shortage in Europe.
26 Jan 2022
Robeco has appointed Thu Ha Chow to the newly created role of head of fixed income Asia. Chow is based in the Singapore office, where additional new hires in the fixed-income and sustainability domains will expand the local team to eight investment professionals.
25 Jan 2022
Investment manager Ninety One has appointed Ben Lambert as co-portfolio manager for 4Factor European Equities. The 4Factor team comprises bottom-up, fundamental equity stock pickers who provide regional and global solutions.
25 Jan 2022
Thematic exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed globally gathered net inflows of US$2.38 billion in December, bringing net inflows for 2021 to US$80.54 billion, the second highest on record after the US$106.19 billion in 2020, according to ETFGI.
24 Jan 2022
Asia Connect
Masdar, a government-owned renewable energy group based in Abu Dhabi, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tuas Power, EDF of France, and PT Indonesia Power to explore renewable energy generation in Indonesia for export to Singapore. The agreement envisages developing up to 1.2 gigawatts of solar photovoltaic plus energy storage facilities.
26 Jan 2022
A €190 million (US$214.9 million) financing package has been signed for the development of a 160-megawatt hydroelectric plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina, featuring the longest-ever insurance coverage provided by Sinosure.
26 Jan 2022
The Philippines' Department of Transportation has signed a 142 billion peso (US$2.76 billion) deal with Chinese contractors to build a railway connecting provinces in southern Luzon island.
26 Jan 2022
Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a New York City-based infrastructure investment fund, has signed a US$3.49 billion debt package to finance the acquisition of a stake in a new phase of the Pluto liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Western Australia.
26 Jan 2022
US$1.1 billion logistics fund, other firms, like metrics of emerging global manufacturing hub
24 Jan 2022
Vietnamese conglomerate T&T Group has teamed up with Hanwha Energy, Kogas and Kospo to develop an LNG and power complex in Vietnam. Meanwhile, Japan Petroleum Exploration has joined a project to build an LNG receiving terminal in the Southeast Asian nation.
19 Jan 2022
BOC Aviation took delivery of 52 aircraft and sold 26 owned and managed aircraft in 2021, ending the year with a total fleet of 521 aircraft.
19 Jan 2022
Azerbaijan's Ministry of Energy and Saudi developer Acwa Power held a groundbreaking ceremony in Baku on January 14 for a 240-megawatt wind power plant in the Azerbaijan’s Absheron and Khizi districts.
19 Jan 2022
Russian gas company Novatek signs long-term sale and purchase agreements with ENN Natural Gas and Zhejiang Energy units for liquefied natural gas produced from the Arctic LNG 2 project.
19 Jan 2022
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) and Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) have priced green bonds amounting to US$700.8 million, the proceeds of which will be used refinance the Noor Abu Dhabi facility, the world’s largest single-site solar photovoltaic plant, in Abu Dhabi.
19 Jan 2022
Spanish renewables giant Iberdrola has secured an agreement that gives it an option to enter five offshore wind projects in the Philippines at very early stages of development.
14 Jan 2022
On The Move
Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has appointed Victor Suen as managing director and team head for the Greater China market.
27 Jan 2022
Robeco has appointed Thu Ha Chow to the newly created role of head of fixed income Asia. Chow is based in the Singapore office, where additional new hires in the fixed-income and sustainability domains will expand the local team to eight investment professionals.
25 Jan 2022
Daniel Sharp has strong technical background, business development manager experience
25 Jan 2022
Saira Malik to lead strategic market, investment insights for US$1.2 trillion asset manager
25 Jan 2022
Investment manager Ninety One has appointed Ben Lambert as co-portfolio manager for 4Factor European Equities. The 4Factor team comprises bottom-up, fundamental equity stock pickers who provide regional and global solutions.
25 Jan 2022
FLOW Digital Infrastructure has appointed Amandine Wang as its chief executive officer, effective January 1 2022. Based in Singapore, Wang will focus on driving the firm’s growth and the delivery of its mission to enable digital economies in Asia-Pacific.
25 Jan 2022
Darren Beatty has more than 20 years of banking experience
25 Jan 2022
DBS Group Holdings has appointed Helge Muenkel as chief sustainability officer, with effect from January 24. He succeeds Mikkel Larsen, who transitioned into his role as chief executive officer at Climate Impact X (CIX), a joint venture of DBS, Singapore Exchange, Standard Chartered Bank and Temasek, in November 2021.
24 Jan 2022
David Lewis, former FATF secretary, has extensive anti-money laundering experience
18 Jan 2022
Stella Choe has wealth of banking and finance experience
18 Jan 2022
Marco Montanari has 20 years of experience in the industry
17 Jan 2022