Welcome to the November issue of APAC Insider.

As ESG becomes a global investment phenomenon Jonathan Blake and Guo Sun from King & Wood Mallesons talk us through how these factors are now being increasingly integrated into Asia Pacific funds.

Singapore is clearly the destination of choice for expansion into the APAC market as two major financial firms take up offices in the city.

As technology takes off, we explore how Asia is rising up and taking over this market. H&Q Asia Pacific is moving into Silicon Valley in a bid to expand their global reach. In addition, we profile the Suzhou Industrial Park, an innovative new technology park set to raise China’s impact on the industry.

A new study shows that Asian countries are dominating top pensions trusts, highlighting major growth in this industry as the region continues to steadily increase its wealth and plan ahead for the future.

The shipping industry is another which is reaping the benefits from Asian growth, as the East Africa-China trade routes are shown to be the fastest growing in the industry.

Additionally, the EU has announced a new trade strategy which looks set to increase trade between the Union and Asia, providing vast investment opportunities.

We hope you enjoy this issue.