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Agreena, a Danish agtech start-up that sells carbon credits generated by farmers who transition to more regenerative farming practices, has joined a distributed ledger technology (DLT) test project that aims to incorporate tokenized assets into traditional financial instruments.
22 Sep 2022
ABC Impact, an impact investment firm backed by Temasek Trust, the philanthropic unit of Singapore wealth fund Temasek, has invested in Innovafeed, a Paris-based producer of sustainable animal feed and plant nutrition ingredients from insects. Other investors in Innovafeed’s latest US$250 million funding round include global agribusiness companies ADM and Cargill, as well as existing investors Temasek and Creadev.
21 Sep 2022
Aims to invest US$59.9 million in solarZero, accelerate growth solar, battery tech platform
14 Sep 2022
Targets will guide bank’s financing activities on pathway to net zero by 2050 via measurable change
14 Sep 2022
Project’s close-to-nature approach part of Chinese region’s climate-resilient forestry planning
14 Sep 2022
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is looking into how to initiate a carbon credit market in the country to support companies that are undertaking green energy initiatives.
12 Sep 2022
As decarbonization depends on data, trust and transparency will be necessary to mobilize the capital needed to meet the country's ambitious climate-change targets
4 Sep 2022
Interest margin linked to achievement of sustainability targets across ESG areas
30 Aug 2022
Double-barrel bonus of rising prices for fossil fuels and minerals crucial to net-zero transition
29 Aug 2022
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Regulators in India and Singapore have signed an agreement to promote collaboration on financial technology. Under the fintech cooperation agreement signed last week, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) of India will seek to leverage each other’s existing regulatory sandbox.
30 Sep 2022
Asset Benchmark Research’s Treasury Review 2022 reveals how treasury management professionals are approaching technology in their day-to-day operations.
30 Sep 2022
Plan targets travellers with concerns about Covid changes in immigration, quarantine rules
29 Sep 2022
Traveloka, a travel and lifestyle digital platform based in Jakarta, Indonesia, has raised US$300 million in a funding round led by BlackRock.
29 Sep 2022
HSBC and Oracle NetSuite have rolled out a solution that embeds banking services into a cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The offering, NetSuite AP Automation, aims to boost profitability by making it easier and faster for companies to process invoices and pay vendors, allowing clients to better control outgoing cash flows and easily scale end-to-end accounts payable processes.
29 Sep 2022
Region’s investor needs create huge digital, AI wealth management opportunities
27 Sep 2022
WTTB fund to focus on centralised finance, decentralised finance, Web3 infrastructure
23 Sep 2022
Digital payments giant Visa and financial software firm Finastra have launched a Banking as a Service (BaaS) offering that will enable financial institutions to offer faster cross-border payouts for their customers in multiple currencies and countries.
23 Sep 2022
In response to rising interest in digital assets, DBS has broadened access to its digital exchange (DDEx) to enable wealth clients who are accredited investors to trade cryptocurrencies.
23 Sep 2022
Agreena, a Danish agtech start-up that sells carbon credits generated by farmers who transition to more regenerative farming practices, has joined a distributed ledger technology (DLT) test project that aims to incorporate tokenized assets into traditional financial instruments.
22 Sep 2022
Michael Buzza has wealth of experience in risk management, commercial partnerships, financial markets
22 Sep 2022
Treasury & Capital Markets
Regulators in India and Singapore have signed an agreement to promote collaboration on financial technology. Under the fintech cooperation agreement signed last week, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) of India will seek to leverage each other’s existing regulatory sandbox.
30 Sep 2022
Cagamas, the National Mortgage Corporation of Malaysia, has priced bond and sukuk issuances amounting to 1.63 billion (US$351.2 million) in both the domestic and international markets.
30 Sep 2022
Asset Benchmark Research’s Treasury Review 2022 reveals how treasury management professionals are approaching technology in their day-to-day operations.
30 Sep 2022
China's property sector still poses major risks to shadow bank lending in the country, although its share of the loans is declining.
29 Sep 2022
Traveloka, a travel and lifestyle digital platform based in Jakarta, Indonesia, has raised US$300 million in a funding round led by BlackRock.
29 Sep 2022
SWIFT has piloted a new capability that significantly increases transparency in post-trade processing and helps prevent costly settlement fails. The new service, SWIFT Securities View, will be available for broad adoption in 2023.
29 Sep 2022
HSBC and Oracle NetSuite have rolled out a solution that embeds banking services into a cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The offering, NetSuite AP Automation, aims to boost profitability by making it easier and faster for companies to process invoices and pay vendors, allowing clients to better control outgoing cash flows and easily scale end-to-end accounts payable processes.
29 Sep 2022
When the going gets tough, the tough get voting. At the close of the 23rd annual Asian G3 Bond Benchmark review, a record number of institutional investors have cast their votes for their preferred economists, analysts, salespeople and traders. Today we announce the winners
29 Sep 2022
Quantum computing will soon have the power to break conventional encryption methods used by financial institutions to protect their data, posing new risks to the security and privacy of financial systems and transactions, a new report finds.
28 Sep 2022
With China’s high-yield property bonds falling out of favour among investors, focus has shifted to India’s fixed-income market as investors search for alternatives.
27 Sep 2022
Wealth
The Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV) has released its latest study on fee and cost structures of non-listed real estate funds in Asia-Pacific, as part of its efforts to enhance transparency on fees for investors. According to the study, the average total global expense ratio (TGER) for non-listed real estate funds in the region stands at 1.12%, with notable variations across various vehicle characteristics such as vehicle style, structure or size.
1 Oct 2022
Pictet has appointed Victor Aerni as chief executive officer of wealth management in Asia, based in Singapore, with effect from July 1 2023.
29 Sep 2022
Gold broke through the US$2,000 per ounce ceiling on March 8 2022. The Ukraine crisis, coupled with stagflation fears, saw investors turn to the yellow metal as well as gold exchange-traded funds to add a defensive layer to their portfolios. Gold is now around US$1,650 an ounce, and is widely forecast to continue on its downward slide.
29 Sep 2022
CGS-CIMB Securities has launched the CSOP CGS-CIMB FTSE Asia Pacific Low Carbon Index ETF, an exchange-traded fund that invests in Asia-Pacific’s most carbon-efficient companies, giving investors a way to tap the region’s rapid growth while rewarding enterprises that have done more to reduce carbon emissions.
28 Sep 2022
BNP Paribas Asset Management has appointed Jane Karen Ho as head of stewardship, Asia-Pacific, within its global sustainability centre, effective October 3.
28 Sep 2022
Announcing the winners of the Best in Asset Servicing Awards 2022
28 Sep 2022
Region’s investor needs create huge digital, AI wealth management opportunities
27 Sep 2022
Growing need for local talent with family office wealth management skills
27 Sep 2022
Aside from navigating the unprecedented market volatility and economic uncertainty triggered by the ongoing pandemic, family offices have to deal with the impact of the war in Ukraine, surging inflation and rising interest rates on the investments.
26 Sep 2022
Natixis Investment Managers has appointed Dora Seow as chief executive officer for Singapore, effective October 10.
26 Sep 2022
Asia Connect
AC Energy (ACEN), the renewables arm of Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corporation, says its subsidiary ACEN Australia has secured a A$140 million (US$91 million) loan from MUFG’s Sydney branch.
30 Sep 2022
SMBC Aviation Capital has delivered the latest in a series of Airbus A320neo planes to Florida-based low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines.
28 Sep 2022
Air Liquide, Chevron, Keppel Infrastructure, and PetroChina have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a consortium to advance the development of large-scale carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) solutions and integrated infrastructure in Singapore.
28 Sep 2022
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (Taqa) have reached financial close on their US$3.8 billion project to power and decarbonize Adnoc’s offshore production operations.
28 Sep 2022
Chinese shipyard Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry has completed the construction of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for British oil giant BP’s Greater Tortue-Ahmeyim (GTA) liquefied natural gas project offshore West Africa.
28 Sep 2022
Globe Telecom, a leading digital platform in the Philippines, announced on September 27 a sale and leaseback deal for another portfolio of telecommunication towers totalling 1,350 towers in a transaction valued at 20 billion pesos (US$339 million).
27 Sep 2022
Countries in Asia-Pacific need to address the funding gap for renewable energy projects to accelerate the transition to a net-zero future, a new study finds.
27 Sep 2022
Qcells USA has closed a US$150 million revolving credit facility with BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole CIB to support the buildout of a 13-gigawatt pipeline across the United States.
21 Sep 2022
Mahindra Group and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board have announced a strategic partnership to capitalize on the growing renewables opportunity in India. Under the proposed deal, the Toronto, Canada-based pension fund will acquire a 30% equity stake in Mahindra Susten Private Limited for 2,371 crore (US$300 million). The transaction also envisages the setting up of an infrastructure investment trust (InvIT) in compliance with applicable regulations of the Securities and Exchange Board of India.
21 Sep 2022
Pattern Energy Group and its Japanese affiliate Green Power Investment Corporation (GPI) have begun the construction of a 112-megawatt offshore wind project in Ishikari Bay in Hokkaido, Japan.
21 Sep 2022
The Silk Road Fund has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in ACWA Power Uzbekistan Project Holding Company, which is developing a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) project in Uzbekistan.
21 Sep 2022
On The Move
Pictet has appointed Victor Aerni as chief executive officer of wealth management in Asia, based in Singapore, with effect from July 1 2023.
29 Sep 2022
BNP Paribas Asset Management has appointed Jane Karen Ho as head of stewardship, Asia-Pacific, within its global sustainability centre, effective October 3.
28 Sep 2022
Natixis Investment Managers has appointed Dora Seow as chief executive officer for Singapore, effective October 10.
26 Sep 2022
HSBC Asset Management has appointed Brenda Wong as head of institutional business, North Asia, and Jasmine Hung as head of pensions and retirement, Hong Kong, effective October 1 and subject to regulatory approval.
23 Sep 2022
PGIM Quantitative Solutions, the quantitative and multi-asset solutions arm of PGIM, has bolstered its distribution team with the appointment of Cyrus Cottin as head of international distribution and the promotion of Pam Clancy as head of global consultant relations, effective immediately.
22 Sep 2022
Swiss bank UBS has appointed Sheryl Fofaria as head of social impact and philanthropy for Southeast Asia.
22 Sep 2022
Ilga Haubelt, Marty Dropkin have extensive investment management experience
21 Sep 2022
Ong Yeng Fang, Rosemarie Chong have rich regional wealth management experience
21 Sep 2022
Capital Group has launched Capital Learning, a training service for institutional and intermediary clients based in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
21 Sep 2022
Wai Mei Hong and Edmund Lee, bank veterans, take up new roles and responsibilities
20 Sep 2022
Miranda Poon has 20 years of distribution and client management experience
20 Sep 2022