The Family Office Bullish On Asia, Its 'Wave Of Investment Opportunities' | Sasha Bernier, SVP, Cheltenham Investments | Q&A
Sasha Bernier is the senior vice president and investment committee member of Cheltenham Investments, a single-family office seeking to invest opportunistically in real estate. In this interview, he discusses why he thinks blockchain will have a major impact on real estate investing; why he encourages investors to study Asia and its tidal wave of investment opportunities; and how his academic background in law informs his approach to the markets.
Private equity investors are taking a fresh look at Southeast Asia as the US-China trade war threatens to shake up the global supply chain. Valuations of companies have been rising this year as investors anticipate that manufacturers may shift parts of their production out of China.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is shutting two hedge funds run by senior executives based in Asia. The funds, which together manage about $1.4 billion in assets, were run by these Goldman Sachs partners.
Larry Haverty, the managing director of LJH Investment Advisors, and CNBC's Michael Santoli talk investing in China after Goldman Sachs reports that venture capital funding in Asia surpassed North America for the second consecutive quarter.
Hedge fund manager Steven Cohen is bringing his passion for tech startups to Asia, along with his checkbook. Point72 Ventures is starting to evaluate prospects on the continent after putting millions of dollars into startups in the Americas and Europe.
The great overseas push by China's investment banks has gone as far as locking up IPOs in Hong Kong. Beyond taking public some big names on their doorstep, they've made little headway in toppling Wall Street's Asia lead, and that's unlikely to change soon.
India's real estate sector will see inflow of institutional investment including from foreign players over the next five to ten years, said CBRE India and Southeast Asia Chairman Anshuman Magazine.
Uber, facing a federal probe into whether it broke laws against overseas bribery, has embarked on a review of its Asia operations and notified U.S. officials about payments made by staff in Indonesia, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Japan’s Pension Fund Association for Local Government Officials, also known as Chikyoren, has named Mizuho Global Alternative Investments as its new manager for overseas infrastructure mandate, according to an Asia Asset Management report. This is part of the organisation’s efforts to further diversify its foreign portfolio and boost alternative investments. Mizuho Global Alternative Investments is an alternative investment vehicle of Mizuho Financial Group.