Asia’s Race to Attract Investors Intensifies in 2020
July 09. 2020
Hedge funds and institutional investors looking to Asia may expect intense competition for their business in the coming years.
Growth Investors Turn to ASEAN’s Consumer Market: Q&A With RHL Ventures’ Rachel Lau
July 04, 2020
With more than a decade’s experience in the investment industry, Rachel Lau, Managing Partner at Malaysia-based RHL Ventures, is on the lookout for emerging consumer brands and startups tethered to SouthEast Asia’s rising income and consumer demands. In this interview, Lau details the impact of COVID-19 on the team’s portfolio companies and the future of their investments in the region.
Taiwan’s Family Business Succession Issues
July 02. 2020
Taiwanese family businesses face a severe succession issue. The vast majority (56%) of family-owned corporations in Taiwan are still owned by the original founder. These aging first-generation entrepreneurs must now seek their successors in a wave that could transform Taiwan's economy.
Sovereign Wealth Fund Investors Make Big Moves as the World Emerges From Crisis
June 26. 2020
Sovereign Wealth Funds - some of the most influential investors in the world - have made big moves in the past few months. As asset prices adjusted to the pandemic’s impact, sovereign funds swooped in to target bargains, diversify their portfolio and shift their investment strategy.
The East-West Wage Gap for Family Offices is Narrowing
June 20. 2020
Family office professionals working in the United States were once again the most well-paid in the world. However, C-suite executives at Asian family offices are rapidly catching up.
China’s Loss Could Be India’s Gain in 2020
June 02. 2020
With a mounting global backlash, China's reputation has been dented by the ongoing health and economic crisis. Investors and business leaders must now consider whether their overexposure to a single country has jeopardized their portfolio or supply chains. Rival regional power India is attempting to position itself as a viable alternative.
New Zealand Emerges As A Safe Haven for the World’s Wealthiest
May 17. 2020
For years, wealthy families and investors flocked to New Zealand to seek a safe haven from global turmoil. This year, the island nation cemented its reputation as a safe and stable oasis by facing down multiple threats to its economic and social fabric.
World’s Priciest Property Market Is Losing Its Biggest Customer
May 14. 2020
The flow of capital from Mainland China into Hong Kong’s properties has been nearly invincible for decades. The price of each square foot on the island has been closely correlated with per capita wealth creation on the mainland. Now, it seems both are under undeniable pressure.
The Rebound in China’s Luxury Demand Could Signal a V-Shaped Recovery
May 07. 2020
Investors across the world are now bracing for the economic aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. As countries gradually emerge from extended lockdown over the next few weeks, institutional investors and industry veterans have been debating whether the economy will quickly bounce back (a “V-shaped” recovery) or take years to recover (“L-shaped”).
Japan: Distressed Assets Emerge in the Land of the Rising Sun
April 29. 2020
Private equity giants and wealthy investors seem to be on the lookout for distressed assets in Japan. The surge in distress fund assets in recent weeks suggest the country’s authorities may have tackled the Covid-19 health crisis better than the consequent economic crisis.