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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
Climate pledge gains ground as asset managers, owners commit assets to action
10 Jan 2022
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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
London-headquartered fintech firm Railsbank is expanding its presence in Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Australia to support the growing demand for “embedded finance” in the Asia-Pacific region.
18 Jan 2022
David Lewis, former FATF secretary, has extensive anti-money laundering experience
18 Jan 2022
Fintech leads country’s alternative lending sector, focuses on underbanked individuals, MSMEs
17 Jan 2022
China’s central bank has issued a development plan for the fintech sector for 2022 to 2025, providing guidance, targets, key tasks, and support for the financial industry’s digital transformation.
14 Jan 2022
Industry, public stakeholders views invited on its ‘risk-based, pragmatic, agile regulatory regime’
13 Jan 2022
Treasury & Capital Markets
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
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
In addressing the economic and financial fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, the US Federal Reserve has not only failed to ensure price stability, but has also doubled down on the misguided approach of the post-2008 era. The result is a financial system oriented around dangerously misaligned incentives
20 Jan 2022
CapitaLand Development (CLD) has divested Capital Place, its Grade-A office building in Hanoi, Vietnam, for S$751 million (US$550 million) to an unrelated third party.
20 Jan 2022
Wealth
The advent of a shooting war in Ukraine 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.
25 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
Citi has appointed Li-Gang Liu as Asia-Pacific head of economic analysis for Citi Global Wealth Management (CGWM). Based in Hong Kong, he will report to Steven Wieting, chief investment strategist and chief economist for CGWM, and Roger Bacon, Asia-Pacific head of CGWM APAC ultra-high-net-worth business.
21 Jan 2022
Keppel Capital Holdings has secured US$1.1 billion in total commitments for its Keppel Data Centre Fund II (KDC Fund II), including investment from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), to achieve its final close.
21 Jan 2022
Infini Capital Management, a Hong Kong-headquartered hedge fund, is reopening its Infini Master Fund to external investors. Infini has also appointed Jim Song as a portfolio manager, among several major hires across its offices.
20 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
BNY Mellon has completed the onboarding of the fixed-income portfolios of South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS), the world’s third largest pension fund. In addition to custody solutions the banking group provides for NPS’s fixed-income assets, the expanded remit will deliver a range of services through its securities services platform OMNI, helping transform NPS’s operating model across the front, middle and back office.
20 Jan 2022
Wealth transferred through 2045 will reach US$84.4 trillion – US$72.6 trillion in assets will be transferred to heirs while US$11.9 trillion will be donated to charities, Cerulli Associates projects in a new report.
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
Asia Connect
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
Construction has been progressing on the Agra Metro Mass Rapid Transit System in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, after the European Investment Bank (EIB) formally signed off on a €450 million (US$510.4 million) loan for the project in December.
12 Jan 2022
PT Lotte Chemical Indonesia (LCI), a subsidiary of Kuala Lumpur-based Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Berhad, has signed the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for an integrated petrochemical facility in Indonesia.
12 Jan 2022
Norway's Hoegh LNG Holdings has signed an agreement for a 10-year floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) charter with Terminal de Regaseificacao de GNL de Sao Paulo (TSRP).
12 Jan 2022
South Korean construction company DL E&C has signed a contract for designing and procuring equipment for a major gas and chemical plant in Russia. The contract, signed with the Russian Baltic Complex Project, is valued at 1.6 trillion won (US$1.33 billion).
12 Jan 2022
On The Move
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
Credit Suisse Group chairman António Horta-Osório has resigned following an investigation commissioned by its board of directors, the bank announced today (January 17). He is replaced by Axel P. Lehmann, whose appointment is effective immediately.
17 Jan 2022