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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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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
Deal aims to support Western firms with supply-chain flows into Asia, Africa and the Middle East
22 Sep 2022
Singapore’s DBS has partnered with fintech firm FinLync to enable corporates to accelerate the digitalization of their treasury functions by integrating with the bank’s API (application programming interface) suite.
21 Sep 2022
Year-long project allows controlled environment testing of new products, services, technologies
19 Sep 2022
Blockchain, DLT advances mean mass affluent retail investors can play in the institutional league
16 Sep 2022
Digital protection covers heart attacks, CTS in SE Asia’s largest gaming market
15 Sep 2022
Singapore digital AM platform aims to be world's first fully tokenized real estate investment vehicle
15 Sep 2022
Treasury & Capital Markets
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
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.
27 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
Michael Buzza has wealth of experience in risk management, commercial partnerships, financial markets
22 Sep 2022
Singapore’s DBS has partnered with fintech firm FinLync to enable corporates to accelerate the digitalization of their treasury functions by integrating with the bank’s API (application programming interface) suite.
21 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
With the rapid adoption of digital payment methods, particularly since the onset of the pandemic, a growing number of countries worldwide are being drawn into developing their own central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). At least 105 countries, representing over 95% of the global GDP, are exploring a CBDC, according to the Atlantic Council, a Washington, DC-based think tank. That’s a huge increase from just 35 countries in 2020.
21 Sep 2022
Citi has piloted a paperless trade finance transaction to facilitate the import of agrochemical products from India to Bangladesh. The first to use the blockchain-enabled TradeLens platform in Asia-Pacific, Citi Bangladesh completed the entirely paperless process using an electronic bill of lading (eBL) for Syngenta Bangladesh.
19 Sep 2022
Kwasi Kwarteng, the United Kingdom’s newly-appointed finance minister, is said to be keen to do away with the cap on bankers’ bonuses, which the bankers who have been relentlessly lobbying for ever since it was introduced tell him will make the City more competitive as an international financial centre. Exactly how is unclear – to me at any rate.
19 Sep 2022
Bayfront Infrastructure Management Pte Limited, a platform designed for institutional investors to access Asia-Pacific infrastructure debt, on September 15 announced the pricing of its third infrastructure asset-backed securities (IABS) transaction amounting to US$402.7 million.
16 Sep 2022
Wealth
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
Announcing the winners of the Index Provider Awards of The Asset Triple A Private Capital Awards for Private Banks, Wealth & Investment Bank Advisers, Solutions and Index Providers 2022.
26 Sep 2022
Singapore’s GIC has acquired a majority stake in Mediterranean luxury beach resort operator Sani/Ikos Group (SIG) in a deal that values the company at €2.3 billion (US$2.26 billion).
23 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
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
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
Asset managers are now more convinced that the global economy is likely to enter a recession following the latest action by the US Federal Reserve, which raised its policy rate by 75bp to 3.0-3.25% during its latest meeting on September 21.
22 Sep 2022
Swiss bank UBS has appointed Sheryl Fofaria as head of social impact and philanthropy for Southeast Asia.
22 Sep 2022
Announcing the winners of the Best Bank for Investment Solutions Awards as part of The Asset Triple A Private Capital Awards for Private Banks, Wealth & Investment Bank Advisers, Solutions and Index Providers 2022.
22 Sep 2022
Asia Connect
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
Project’s close-to-nature approach part of Chinese region’s climate-resilient forestry planning
14 Sep 2022
On The Move
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
Stefanie Benson part of firm’s expanding global antitrust practice
20 Sep 2022
Former financial journalist, asset management veteran has worked at firm since 2010
19 Sep 2022