Real estate

Jun 17, 2014

GymnastMid-tier Chinese insurance companies are venturing into overseas investments, with international asset managers hoping to snap up mandates. Stefanie Eschenbacher explores the opportunities.

Jun 17, 2014

Petronas twin towersNew multi-asset funds are joining the Asian Islamic funds sector, and new sukuk funds seek to capture investor demand for sharia-compliant fixed income. Blake Goud of the Zawya Islamic and Islamic Finance Gateway at Thomson Reuters discusses the trends.

Mar 20, 2014

John GreenwoodThere is an increasing number of people calling for the Hong Kong dollar to be pegged to the renminbi, but John Greenwood, who proposed the peg to the dollar three decades ago, tells Stefanie Eschenbacher that it is too early to abandon it.

Mar 20, 2014

John GreenwoodThere is an increasing number of people calling for the Hong Kong dollar to be pegged to the renminbi, but John Greenwood, who proposed the peg to the dollar three decades ago, tells Stefanie Eschenbacher that it is too early to abandon it.

Mar 20, 2014

Boxing-glovesThe 81 high yield bond issuances completed in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan region made last year the busiest on record. However, Evan Thorpe of Dealogic says taking China out of the equation shows that overall market activity ranged at around the same level seen since a decade ago.

Dec 13, 2013

TreeIndonesia was the worst-hit country during the Asian financial crisis and summer stirred up bad memories. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds asset managers in Jakarta are focusing on the long-term potential.

Dec 13, 2013

MosaicIndonesia will have to reinvent the concept of Islamic finance to compete with its rival Malaysia, whose assets dwarf those of all other Asian countries combined. Stefanie Eschenbacher talks to the central bank and other pioneers.

Sep 06, 2013

Derilict buildingsReal estate investments are at the core of many wealth management products, which have been identified as a source of systemic risk to the financial sector in China. Stefanie Eschenbacher looks at the shadow banking sector and the reforms the government is taking.

Sep 06, 2013

BooksWith emerging market star Brazil set for slower growth fund managers will have to dig deeper to keep the Latin American growth story on tract, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Jun 05, 2013

BanglesSingapore is expected to benefit as regulators clamp down on the flight of capital to other offshore financial centres, such as Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Caribbean. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds the growing number of wealthy people in emerging Asia may be an even more important growth driver.

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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.