Investment strategy

Jul 16, 2019

Asian_Infrastructure_Investment_BankThe China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has appointed Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) to manage the $500 million Asia ESG Enhanced Credit Managed Portfolio. It consists of mainly Asian infrastructure related bonds, including green and unlabelled issuances.

Jul 16, 2019

Bangkok_air_polutionImpax Asset Management’s Asia-Pacific strategy was the most impactful per dollar invested of its three main listed equity strategies, the asset manager said in its fifth annual report, which discloses the environmental impact of its investments.

Jul 16, 2019

Tiananmen_squareInvestors should take a more active approach in sector and company selection as China feels the economic pinch after its GDP grew at 6.2% in the quarter ended June – the slowest rate since the first quarter of June 1992, JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) said.

Jul 16, 2019

Jeonju Hanok VillageState Street has been given the go-ahead to open a representative office in Jeonju City, South Korea.

Jul 09, 2019

Great wall of ChinaAberdeen Standard Investments’ (ASI) wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) in China can now provide investment advisory services to domestic investors.

Jul 09, 2019

Asia_PacificLegg Mason affiliate Western Asset has hired Michael Dale as the head of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) for client and service marketing and head of the Singapore office to further boost the firm on the continent, the firm announced on July 3,2019.

Jul 09, 2019

Trading_dataOver 50% of global investors are dissatisfied with how their investments have performed over the last five years – but the majority of them blame their own inaction as the main cause for this failure.

Jul 09, 2019

Singapore_MerlionState Street has received the green light to expand its trustee capabilities in Singapore after obtaining a trust business license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Jul 05, 2019

Romil_PatelThe climate emergency is no longer a fringe issue, but something that is very much at the forefront of voters’ – and investors’ – minds.

Jul 05, 2019

Asia_ice_creamCompared to other institutional investors, how diligently are insurance companies incorporating ESG factors into their portfolios? It’s complicated, writes Fiona Rintoul.

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Executive Interviews

Interview: Asia’s sweet spots

Jul 05, 2019

As the US-China trade war ramps up with a hike in levies, Tai Hui, chief market strategist for Asia-Pacific at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells Romil Patel where he identifies investment value.

Interview: Money needs a place to go

Mar 11, 2019

Peng Fei, chief investment officer at Wanwei Asset Management, tells Romil Patel about allocating capital across risk factors when asset performance is uncertain and unpredictable.

Roundtables

ESG roundtable: Are the ESG stars aligning across Asia?

Jul 05, 2019

Our panel of experts discusses driving higher ESG asset allocation in Asia, growing calls to address the global climate crisis and the importance of governance. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

Singapore roundtable: A money magnet

Mar 11, 2019

Our panel discussed why the Singapore Variable Capital Company makes them bullish, what gives the onshore jurisdiction an offshore feel and “blood on the streets” from China’s slowdown. Chaired by Romil Patel in Singapore.