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Temasek-backed Azalea Investment Management has launched Astrea 7 retail bonds for public subscription in Singapore. The private-equity offering comprises S$280 million (US$202 million) of Class A-1 bonds at a fixed interest rate of 4.125% per annum, and US$100 million of Class B bonds at a fixed interest rate of 6% per annum.
19 May 2022
A task force convened by the Monetary Authority of Singapore has published the second version of its green and transition taxonomy. The document, which builds on the earlier taxonomy proposed by the Green Finance Industry Taskforce (GFIT) in January 2021, details threshol
19 May 2022
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The recent collapse of the Terra stablecoin and its associated token Luna highlights the risks of investing in cryptocurrency. Investments worth billions of dollars were wiped out almost overnight after the algorithmic system supporting the crypto pair crumbled. For PGIM, the investment management business of Prudential Financial, the latest blow to crypto investing supports its view that cryptocurrency is a “portfolio kryptonite” that offers little benefit to an institutional investor while adding considerable volatility and risk.
19 May 2022
Citi has promoted Seoul-based banker Valentin Valderrabano to chief operating officer of Citi Global Wealth (CGW). Valderrabano was most recently the consumer business manager for Citibank Korea.
19 May 2022
Simon Lints has 30 years of wealth management, financial services experience
19 May 2022
The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC)-supported Guomin Pension, one of the major third pillar pension market participants, has recently rolled out its first product, with other market participants saying that the official personal pension scheme might be available to the public in the second half of this year or early next year.
19 May 2022
Seven currency options to capture global financial opportunities in dynamic markets
18 May 2022
The war in Ukraine has fueled volatility in fixed-income assets in emerging markets, with investors worrying about its economic and financial impacts. Still, most of them remain optimistic about the market outlook and plan to increase their asset allocations in the next two years, a new study finds.
18 May 2022
Nearly two-thirds (63%) of investors globally prefer to use active funds to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into their portfolios, with equities (80%) over bonds (58%) being the most popular asset classes to gain ESG exposure, according to a new study. ESG adoption is now widespread, with the proportion of ESG users jumping to 89%, from 84% in 2021, Capital Group says in its ESG Global Study 2022. Asia-Pacific (APAC) saw the largest increase in ESG users of any region (to 88% from 81% in 2021).
18 May 2022
Private equity (PE) fund managers have accumulated too much investible capital or “dry powder” in 2021, which may make deploying such massive amounts of funds more challenging in a high interest rate environment in 2022 and beyond.
18 May 2022
Value Partners has appointed Otto Choi as senior director for institutional business, effective May 16. Based in Hong Kong, he reports to the group’s president, June Wong.
16 May 2022