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Chinese Capital Dominates Asian Outbound Investment in H1 2016

Asian capital remained active in overseas markets in H1 2016. Chinese groups were particularly lively, accounting for around 60% of total outbound investment, led by insurance firms.

The Americas continued to attract the largest share of Asian outbound investment. New York overtook London as the top city destination for Asian capital.

The period saw strong cross-border investment within Asia as investors sought to diversify domestic market risks and achieve higher returns.

Experienced investors are increasingly exploring alternative sectors such as student housing. Hospitality assets are also receiving stronger interest.

More investors are purchasing portfolios. Five of the top ten Asian outbound transactions in H1 2016 were portfolio deals.



Dr. Henry Chin
Head of Research
Asia Pacific
+852 2820 8160

Marc Giuffrida
Executive Director
International Capital Markets
+65 6229 1154

Ada Choi, CFA
Senior Director
CBRE Research, Asia Pacific
+852 2820 2871

Tom Moffat
Executive Director
Capital Markets, Asia
+852 2820 1465

Rosanna Tang
CBRE Research, Asia Pacific
+852 2820 2806

Yvonne Siew
Executive Director
Global Capital Markets, China
+86 21 2401 1433

Leo Chung, CFA
CBRE Research, Asia Pacific
+852 2820 1527

Thomas Li
CBRE Research, Asia Pacific
+852 2820 8136

Asian Outbound Investment H1 2016

Asian Outbound Investment in 2015

Asian Outbound Investment in 2014