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pivots to Asia

Asia will be a growing part of investors’ portfolios, predicts the chief investment officer of AustralianSuper, Mark Delaney. He is steering the $43-billion fund towards the Asian century with up to 45 per cent of its international equities now in emerging markets. Asia represents about half of this emerging market exposure and, despite the flight […]

2011 global and industry highlights

Republican congress woman Gabrielle Giffords was among 17 shot in an assassination attempt, six killed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through 12,000, the first time the index was above this mark since 2008. The index had its best January performance since 1997. Investors’ appetite for corporate bonds continued unabated with banks and companies borrowing […]

Temasek’s gaze fixed on China

China is the largest investment destination for Temasek Holdings, with Bank of China and China Construction Bank two of its most significant holdings. Finding investment opportunities in Asia is also the key focus for the Singaporean investment company.

Sovereign funds favouring Asian IPOs for next 3 months

Asian IPOs, core retail real estate and natural resource investments are the most favoured by the world’s sovereign wealth funds for the next three months, according to a ‘consensus demand meter’ produced by the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute in the US.

The more foreign the market, the more funds-of-funds

The world’s largest institutional investors are increasingly building their own home-region private equity programs, but turning to fund-of-funds for the rest of the world particularly when it comes to Asia, says a Hong Kong-based partner of the first fund-of funds to ever build a product covering that region.

Temasek takes long view of Asia

The already heavy exposure to Asia of the S$186 billion ($134 billion) Temasek Holdings will be increased over the next decade as the investor favours the long-term secular growth of Asia over global growth. “Directionally, we are likely to increase our exposure to Asia over the next decade, but will continue to maintain the full […]