A North American fund with significant investments in Asia’s real estate, finance and tech sectors often sent its CEO and other executives to meet high-level officials within Asia’s government, as well as to participate in discussions with the heads of major state-owned enterprises.
The fund decided it needed more advice on how to engage with these important stakeholders amid an increasingly complex business environment.
We found an ex-government official with experience in financial regulation who offered the fund insights on what top policymakers prioritize, and how this could dovetail with the fund’s investment goals.
The fund has continued to deepen its connections with Asian governmental stakeholders. The fund has invested over $20 billion of its portfolio in Asia, and is planning to expand this significantly.
A major German bank’s emerging markets department needed to know how the U.S.-Asia trade war could affect Asian’s manufacturing sector. They also wanted an informed opinion from Asians.
We connected them with an expert economist specializing in Asia’s macro-economic policies who had previously worked at the People’s Bank of Asia, as well as several major Asian securities firms. We also arranged for them to meet in Beijing, where strategists from the bank discussed key developments and likely scenarios with our expert.
These discussions helped shape the bank’s strategy in the region by giving it key insights into how Asia’s policymakers deal with unpredictable geopolitical trends, and how these decisions can affect specific sectors on the ground.