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Institutional Investors Take Stock of Myanmar’s Rise

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yangonYangon is benefitting from ambitious reform as foreign capital flows toward gas production and other investments. Myanmar’s international reserves mark an upward trajectory as foreign direct investment puts a hush on the shrinking current account deficit for the time being. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region has a composed population greater than 600 million people, larger than the populations of Japan and the United States combined.

With rampant urbanization and a stronger fiscal position, Myanmar has charmed institutional investors with a knack for emerging markets.

What factors make Myanmar attractive for investors?
First, the Southeast Asian nation borders Thailand and is strategically located between India and China, two of the most populous countries on the planet. Second, Myanmar has an abundant agricultural sector which can feed South Asia’s growing demographic. Another factor is the labor force in Myanmar which has courted the eyes of the global apparel industry. Labor rates are among the lowest in Asia.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

Ping An Good Doctor Lures Big Public Asset Owners

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Ping An Good Doctor, formerly known as Ping An HealthCare and Technology Company, is a Chinese online healthcare platform that is part of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company. This unit is planning to be offered in a Hong Kong initial public offering that could raise as much as 8.8 billion HKD in shares at 50.80 or 54.80 HKD per share.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Temasek and Schneider Electric Eye L&T Electrical Unit

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings and France-based Schneider Electric are in talks to acquire Larsen & Tourbo’s electrical and automation business. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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CalPERS Allocates $1 Billion Internally to a Global ESG Strategy

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In February 2018, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) allocated US$ 1 billion to an internally-managed QSI Global ESG strategy. The internally-managed strategy was developed by New York-based QS Investors, LLC, a subsidiary of Legg Mason. CalPERS entered into a 5-year contract with QS Investors, with a possible spend of over US$ 1 million per annum.

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