Investment strategy

Jan 04, 2021

JapanWith a lockdown-free 2020 at an end, a new prime minister pledging more Abenomics and a vote of confidence from the world’s best-known investor, bullishness about the Japanese economy is growing, writes Tanya Ashreena.

Jan 04, 2021

BlueprintsAsian markets along with their global counterparts rallied when Joe Biden clinched the US Presidential election, but selectivity is still advised across the region, writes Lynn Strongin Dodds.

Jan 04, 2021

Asian_roundtable_Dec_2020As we head into 2021, our panel of experts in Singapore pore over the key risks that are not fully priced in, the impact of the incoming Biden administration on Asia and the dominant investment theme that is China. Chaired by Romil Patel.

Jan 04, 2021

Anh_LuDespite lower-than-hoped-for global growth, T. Rowe Price remains positive about a region whose domestic demand is holding up relatively well, writes Anh Lu, portfolio manager of its Asia ex-Japan equity strategy.

Dec 22, 2020

Japanese yen symbolVontobel Asset Management has opened a Tokyo office, marking the Swiss manager’s first onshore presence in the country.

Dec 15, 2020

Arrow upOptimism about long-term growth has increased among institutional investors in Asia Pacific despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to recently published research from State Street.

Dec 15, 2020

CoalA number of Asian coal producers have been cut from Swedish pension fund AP7’s equity portfolio as it expands its blacklist.

Dec 15, 2020

Aviva buildingUK insurer Aviva has agreed the sale of its Vietnam business to rival insurer Manulife as it continues to reduce its presence in the Asian market.

Dec 08, 2020

Chinese flagFund distribution platform, Allfunds, has been contracted by China Merchants Bank (CMB) as part of the bank’s international expansion plans in private wealth.

Nov 05, 2020

Asian_womanInfrastructure accounts for only a small slice of an Asian insurer’s portfolio, but in a stubbornly low interest rate environment, that is expected to change as firms search for higher yields while addressing urgent challenges. Lynn Strongin Dodds reports.

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Nov 05, 2020

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Executive Interviews

Executive interview: Staying agile on the pandemic plan

Nov 05, 2020

Terry Pan, chief executive for Greater China, southeast Asia and Korea at Invesco Asia Pacific, tells us about managing a business during Covid-19, opportunities on the continent and US-China...

Executive interview: Hong Kong: Bridging the ESG gap

Nov 05, 2020

Dr King Lun Au, executive director at the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) discusses Hong Kong’s “unique” role in developing ESG in the region with Romil Patel.

Roundtables

Roundtable: ‘What’s priced in versus what surprises’

Jan 04, 2021

As we head into 2021, our panel of experts in Singapore pore over the key risks that are not fully priced in, the impact of the incoming Biden administration on Asia and the dominant investment theme that is China. Chaired by Romil Patel.

Hong Kong roundtable: A ‘fragile Goldilocks situation’

Apr 06, 2020

With the global economy at a crossroads, our panel of experts share their thoughts on the market conditions, geopolitical volatility and growth opportunities. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.