In April 2019, we welcomed over 180 investment professionals to the Altinvestor APAC conference in Hong Kong.
Key features of the 2019 event
Asset owners in the region see capital preservation, market-uncorrelated returns, return enhancement, as well as ESG framework as the main draws of alternative investment
Despite a range of challenges, including record levels of dry powder in the PE market, the outlook of the PE space has remained positive, with forecasts putting PE market growth ahead of other alternative investment vehicles, including hedge funds and real estate.
A multi-family office shared their view on adopting the Yale endowment model in their investment approach, which places higher importance on manager selection, with a focus on fewer quality managers.
Asia's institutional investors are becoming increasingly interested in China’s asset-backed securities (ABS) strategies, which could be viewed as a source of diversification from similar ABS strategies from the US market.
Chinese tech investments have attracted considerable level of interest among asset owners, owing to their unconstrained growth, although presenting significant challenges, from valuation risks to difficulties in due diligence
"This event offers us an excellent opportunity to interact with asset owners and asset managers and share our views and beliefs"
PORTFOLIO MANAGER, PGGM, NETHERLANDS
"I have never participated in these events before but this time I thought the subjects were interesting, the quality of panelists was interesting and there were interesting questions from the audience."
HEAD OF ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS, RETRAITES POPULAIRES, SWITZERLAND
"We felt the meetings we had were very targeted and we didn’t have to necessarily explain the asset class as we would normally have to go through. From a time and money stand point of view, it was very beneficial for us"
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & CO-FOUNDER, BARAK FUND MANAGEMENT, SOUTH AFRICA
"The most interesting event for professional investors; both family offices and institutional, where topical and fundamental questions were debated with an educated and balanced approach."