Looking ahead: Buttressing Hong Kong’s foundations for a post-COVID world
Hong Kong has faced major recent challenges, including US-China trade tensions, social unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic. As the city recalibrates its future, real estate will be an integral part of the process — whether in the form of traditional offices; industrial and logistics property; or new asset types, such as data centres. For real estate fund managers like Schroders Capital, with decades of experience in Hong Kong, the current market downcycle creates the chance to acquire, upgrade and reposition property assets for the future.
Strong opportunity to supply financial services to the GBA
In the post-COVID-19 era, we believe Hong Kong should stick to its core strengths. Hong Kong is best known as a financial centre. The city is Asia Pacific’s largest centre for international banking, measured by loans; is home to one of the world’s six largest stock exchanges; and is the largest international asset management hub in Asia. It should retain t