Alternatives

Apr 09, 2024

Dutch pension fund APG is collaborating with a Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) on a series of infrastructure investments.

Apr 04, 2024

Pimco Prime names Japan country headPimco Prime Real Estate, the property arm of German insurer Allianz, has named Hiroyuki Mochizuki as country head for Japan.

Mar 25, 2024

Apac private equity market set for further declineThe slump in Asia-Pacific’s private equity (PE) market has continued, according to industry data.

Mar 15, 2024

HQ Capital appoints Asia headGerman private equity firm HQ Capital has named Michael Hu as managing director and head of Asia.

Mar 13, 2024

KKR talks up Asia credit marketsUS private equity firm KKR has described Asia’s public and private credit markets as “a rare opportunity for investors”, citing the resilience of the asset class.

Mar 05, 2024

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has teamed up with fintech iCapital in a bid to promote its alternatives offering in the Apac market.

Feb 29, 2024

Asia hedge fund launches hit 14-year lowWaning investor interest in China has been cited as the main reason for the decline in hedge fund launches in Asia last year.

Feb 29, 2024

French alternative asset manager Tikehau Capital is the latest firm to make a push into the Asian private credit market.

Feb 27, 2024

Hong-KongFund managers in Hong Kong are calling on the authorities to introduce new tax exemptions in order to make the island more competitive amid a renewed regional rivalry.

Feb 21, 2024

Private equity fund manager CVC Partners has raised US$6.8 billion for the closing of its sixth Asia fund.

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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

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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.

Executive Interviews

Executive interview: PGIM CEO on where the ESG flowers should bloom

Sep 27, 2021

David Hunt, president and chief executive of PGIM, tells Romil Patel about leading a top 10 global asset manager in times where “empowering and encouraging the kind of investment decisions as...

Executive interview: Nicolas Moreau’s orderly transition

Jul 12, 2021

Nicolas Moreau, CEO of HSBC Asset Management, is moving to Asia as the firm looks to connect more directly with the region’s growth story. ESG is also a key focus – including the ‘just’ carbon...

Roundtables

India: An “obvious choice for global investors”

Jun 22, 2023

Funds Europe, the sister publication of Funds Global Asia, hosted an India investment discussion with two seasoned experts and asked if India is the ‘last one standing’ from the Brics phenomenon. We also hear that for India, the inclusion of Indian bonds in a major index may not be the desired...

Roundtable: Singapore comes of age as an Asian ESG hub

Dec 01, 2021

Strong ESG credentials strengthen the case for Singapore as a leader in Asia of the post-Covid recovery. Our panel discusses the risks and opportunities.