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  • Unveiling the Ascendance of Private Markets: A Gateway for Asset Managers to Attract High Net Worth Investors

    Mokka Mok, Senior Vice President of FleishmanHillard Hong Kong In recent years, the private markets landscape has experienced a remarkable surge, capturing the attention of asset managers around the world. This flourishing trend has paved the way for the financial industry to explore new avenues for growth, with private markets becoming an enticing domain for high net worth investors seeking investment opportunities with relatively low market correlation. In our recent report “The Future of Asset...

  • Asian Investors Seek Diversification Amidst an Uncertain Global Economy, According to New FleishmanHillard Report on Asset Management in Asia

    HONG KONG, May 7, 2024 – Investors across Asia continue to look to diversify their investment portfolios amidst an uncertain global economy, according to FleishmanHillard’s The Future of Asset Management in Asia 2024 report. Published with research by TRUE Global Intelligence practice, the report features analysis drawn from an online survey of 1,250 investment professionals in Asia, with 250 respondents each in, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Mainland China, Singapore and South Korea between March 30...

  • How to Get Employee Engagement Right with Gen Z Employees

    Cynthia Chan, Senior Vice President and Partner of FleishmanHillard Hong Kong Our team has come across this question from our clients frequently, “How should we engage with Gen Z employees?” As Gen Z continues to grow in today’s workforce, managers are finding they need to adjust their strategies to effectively engage this generation. Digital natives and pragmatists with greater cultural intelligence, today’s Gen Z workers have different ideals, priorities and expectations from their baby boomer...

  • Navigating Sustainability and Climate Disclosure Requirements: A Strategic Approach

    Patrick Yu, GM, SVP and Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard Hong Kong In today’s business landscape, companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of understanding sustainability issues and effectively reporting them to stakeholders. The postponement of the implementation of IFRS S1 and S2 for Hong Kong listed companies to 1 January 2025, as announced by The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, along with the introduction of new standards by The Hong Kong Monetary Authority regarding the sale and...

  • “ESG is in our DNA” isn’t just a cliché: How PE firms can prepare for ESG scrutiny by communicating strategically

    Private equity as an asset class continues to boom, but this has brought with it added scrutiny, particularly on how firms are incorporating ESG and sustainability into their investing process. It has become a cliché to say that “ESG is in our firm’s DNA” but the PE business model lends itself particularly well to sustainable investing in a number of ways and businesses can communicate this better. In the current absence of uniform disclosure rules...

  • Don’t Just Break the Ceiling — #BreakZeroSum

    By Kitty Lee   FleishmanHillard is on a mission to become the most inclusive agency in the world. And supporting local communities where we operate is essential. In Hong Kong, FleishmanHillard and BlueCurrent Group were proud to be the PR and social media partners for The Women’s Foundation and their #BreakZeroSum advocacy campaign. As we navigate the post-pandemic era, the world is facing new challenges and competition for talent across industries. Gender inequality continues to be a pressing...

  • The New World of ESG Compliance and Communications in Asia Pacific

    Patrick Yu, GM, SVP and Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard Hong Kong The global landscape for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting is in the midst of rapid transformation, driven by new standards and evolving regulations while pressed by broad-based demand for greater transparency and accountability, and all set against a backdrop of a growing number of investment decisions being shaped by ESG considerations. Investors of all stripes (institutional, pension, private equity etc.) plus other stakeholders want...

  • Asian Investors Diversify Portfolios to Build Resilience During Volatility, New FleishmanHillard Report on Asset Management in Asia Shows

    HONG KONG, May 9, 2023 – Asian investors are becoming increasingly risk averse and seeking to diversify their portfolios to improve resilience during this period of market volatility, according to FleishmanHillard’s The Future of Asset Management in Asia 2023. Published together with the agency’s TRUE Global Intelligence practice, the report features thoughtful analysis drawn from an online survey of Asian investors. The report also includes an overview of the latest trends in Asia’s asset management...

  • New Market Connect Schemes Between Mainland China and Hong Kong Unlock Further Opportunities for Overseas Asset Managers: But Are You Ready?

    The continuous liberalization of the capital market in mainland China provides many opportunities for international institutional investors. The long-awaited exchange-traded fund (ETF) connect scheme between Hong Kong and mainland China began July 4, 2022, with aggregate debut trading volume amounting to RMB28.5 billion (US$4.25 billion). In addition, a new initiative, “Swap Connect,” was announced to allow mutual access between Hong Kong and mainland China’s interest rate swap markets. These two initiatives mark a major milestone...

  • Credibility, Performance and Service Fees are Key Criteria for Choosing Asset Managers, According to FleishmanHillard’s First Pan-Asia Future of Asset Management Report

    HONG KONG, June 14, 2022 – The vast majority of Asian investors see credibility (96%), performance (96%) and service fees (90%) as the key criteria for choosing an asset manager, according to FleishmanHillard’s The Future of Asset Management in Asia 2022. The report, which for the first time now covers four markets across Asia (mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore and South Korea) and follows three years of the well-received Future of Asset Management in...