Asia Digest: Sandaire teams up with Delancey; Decker & Co expands coverage

International family investment office Sandaire and real estate advisory firm Delancey have partnered to launch a new advisory service on UK real estate investments for Asian investors. Meanwhile, Asia-focused institutional equities broker Decker & Co. has expanded coverage to China and Japan and has hired three professionals.

Sandaire, Delancey partner to offer UK realty investment advice to Asians

International family investment office Sandaire and real estate advisory firm Delancey have partnered to launch advisory service on UK real estate investments for Asian investors.

Sandaire, which has a base in Singapore, launched the collaboration Mount Kendal in Asia that will offer UK real estate investment advice to Asian investors and international family offices, according to a report from finews on Wednesday.

The two firms will bring over 45 years of experience to Mount Kendal. “We think there is an opportunity to serve the needs of significant families who want direct exposure to real estate. The service that we’re going to offer is a bespoke response to the requirements of the family offices and investors that we work with,” Alexander Scott, Founder and Chairman of Sandaire has said.

Decker & Co expands into China and Japan

Asia-focused institutional equities broker Decker & Co. has expanded coverage to China and Japan and hired three professionals.

The US-based firm, that calls itself an emerging markets specialist, has hired Christine Peng as Chinese Specialist, Keiko Sebata as Japan Specialist and Henry Jung at the Asia trading desk.

While Peng was formerly head of China Corporate Access and executive director at UBS Investment Bank, Sebata has 27 years’ experience as a Japan Specialist. Jung is a former managing director at Nomura, according to a statement issued by Decker last week.

The firm also promoted Joy Nicharot who was the Head of Asian Sales for Decker & Co earlier to be a Global Head of Sales.

The firm launched in 2013 with a focus on ASEAN markets has added additional coverage over time, including Taiwan and Frontier Asia.

“This milestone is our most significant yet,” said Mark Decker, founder and CEO. He added that the demand for on-the-ground access to high-quality, lesser-known corporates—especially mid-sized—has driven each stage of our growth.That is the approach the firm is now bringing to China and Japan, he added.

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