Asian outbound investment surged to a new high in 2015, rising 37% y-o-y to US$62.4 billion.
Most capital went into the Americas, with this region attracting US$22.4 billion, an increase of 109% y-o-y. This was followed by EMEA, with US$17.6 billion.
2015 saw an increase in big ticket and portfolio transactions. Transaction volume involving deals sized over US$500 million surged by 167% y-o-y.
Singapore replaced China as the largest source of capital investing internationally, as investors from the city-state acquired several major portfolios in the U.S. The year also saw increased activity by investors from Hong Kong and South Korea.