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chopsticksWhile some synthetic ETFs listed in the region are simply cross-listings from European providers, Morningstar’s Jackie Choy says many are homegrown.

Charles-BeazleyWestern asset managers aiming to capture the opportunities in Asia got it all wrong because they failed to understand the market, according to Charles Beazley of Nikko Asset Management. Stefanie Eschenbacher talks to him about the “big three”, expansion plans and the delayed stock exchange listing.

ArmchairWith political risk increasing, many rich Chinese are moving their familes and money out of the country. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds that properties in locations with defined and protected ownership rights are the most sought-after.

IndiaMicrofinance is maturing, attracting specialised investment funds as well as mainstream private equity players. CGAP’s Jasmina Glisovic reports.

RensHaving been involved in key pilot schemes to test the world’s appetite to use renminbi, Hong Kong has first-mover advantage. But who is competing for second place? Swift’s Lisa O’Connor takes a look.

Asset servicers are impacted by the regulation imposed on asset managers, say the particpants of our roundtable held in Singapore. The discuss challenges and opportunities that have emerged as a result. Chaired by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

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Investing in tomorrow’s world

investmentAt times like these, HSBC Asset Management easily pivots towards emerging markets.

The spotlight on growth markets and the need to be nimble and dynamic is ever-sharper, given the difficulty in predicting monetary policy in the world’s major nations.

Sponsored feature: Navigating the complexities of FX execution and currency risk

A comprehensive, cost-effective, and transparent currency overlay hedging solution is crucial to mitigate FX exposure risks in the complex landscapes of Japan and China's FX markets, explains Hans Jacob Feder, PhD, global head of FX services at MUFG Investor Services.

Opinion

Transitioning to an era of scarcity

The world is transitioning from an era of commodity abundance to one of undersupply. Ben Ross and Tyler Rosenlicht of Cohen & Steers believe this shift may result in significant returns for commodities and resource producers over the next decade.

Asia credit: An outsized winner in the region’s energy transition?

Ross Dilkes, fixed income portfolio manager at Wellington Management, examines the opportunities and risks for bond investors presented by the region’s decarbonisation agenda.

A quiet revolution in Japan’s corporate governance

revolution, Japan, corporate governance, Shareholders, corporate, governance, standards, improvement, Tetsuro Takase, SuMi TrustShareholders in Japan no longer accept below-par corporate governance standards. Changes are taking place, but there are still areas for improvement, says Tetsuro Takase at SuMi Trust.

Why rising demand for healthcare is creating investment opportunities in China

rising demand, healthcare, investment, opportunities, China, Robert St Clair, Investment Strategy, Fullerton Fund ManagementRobert St Clair, head of investment strategy at Fullerton Fund Management, explores the reasons investors should be paying attention to the rising demand for healthcare in China.

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