Watch Edwin Wong speak on Ares SSG's investment strategy for COVID times

Edwin Wong, managing partner and CEO of Ares SSG, talks to DealStreetAsia's Hong Kong journalist Eudora Wang during a fireside chat at the virtual Asia PE-VC Summit on September 28, 2021.

As COVID-19 pushes up global investors’ demand for distressed opportunities in Asia-Pacific, alternative investment manager Ares SSG is prioritising downside protection before making additions to its portfolio.

There is “a healthy and strong demand” from investors worldwide to allocate money to emerging markets in Asia, especially to the distressed and special situations space, said Ares SSG’s managing partner and CEO Edwin Wong, during a fireside chat at the Asia PE-VC Summit 2021. “It is clear that the opportunity set is unique in Asia and will not go away anytime soon.”

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