The U.S.-China trade war could lead to a technological split between Asia and America that could benefit investors, James Coulter, the co-chief executive of private equity firm TPG Capital, said.
Nearly two-thirds of private equity and venture capital executives in Asia expect to receive salary increases in the next 12 months despite potential "rougher seas" in the industry because of the slowing global economy.
U.S. investment firm KKR has named the CEO of its Japanese unit, Hirofumi Hirano, as co-head of private equity operations in Asia as part of efforts to add to the company's portfolio in the region.
Chinese investors are increasingly turning away from U.S. tech startups and diverting money towards companies in Southeast Asia and India in the face of bilateral tensions, according to an advisor to 500 Startups.
A sector considered a safe bet for fund managers, healthcare has typically garnered great returns for fund managers. Consider 2018 that turned out to be the most active year for the Asia Pacific region.
At the start of 2018, most metrics showed Hong Kong's real estate market on track for a record showing. Instead, investment dipped 27 percent by end of the year.
In China, where fortunes were created more recently, control is only now starting to be handed to the second generation, many of them women.
For decades the U.S. was the world's startup leader, spawning a generation of companies, especially in technology, that went on to become world leaders. Silicon Valley is looking over its shoulder at China, and for good reason: 16,000 companies are born there every day.