Equities

Jun 04, 2024

Singapore funds enjoy net inflows in Q1

Investor demand for fixed income funds has helped Singapore’s funds industry reverse a trend of net outflows, according to data published by Morningstar.

May 22, 2024

Family offices to increase investment in Apac – UBSThe next five years will see more than a third of family offices around the world increase their allocations to Apac-based assets, according to a recently published report.

May 07, 2024

Apac investors in risk-off mode due to macro concernsClose to a third of investors (29%) in the Asia Pacific are adopting a lower risk profile due to concerns over macro developments such as geo-political tension and slow global economic growth.

Apr 15, 2024

Indonesian fund assets drop in Q1The level of assets in Indonesia’s funds industry suffered a 3% drop in the first quarter of 2024 as investors moved their holdings from equity funds to fixed income.

Apr 12, 2024

Sumitomo Mitsui launches Japan equity fundJapan’s Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management (SMDSAM) has launched a Singapore-domiciled fund that will invest in Japanese equities.

Apr 10, 2024

Hinduja Group buys stake in Invesco’s Indian businessOne of India’s largest conglomerates has entered the country’s asset management market.

Apr 02, 2024

MCP announces first close of Japan startup fundTokyo-based MCP Asset Management has announced the first closing of its Japan Evolution (Cayman) fund.

Mar 26, 2024

Tata AIA Life Insurance (Tata AIA) has launched an equity fund designed to give investors exposure to India’s "growth narrative".

Mar 22, 2024

Fullerton raises $100m for carbon fundSingapore-based Fullerton Fund Management has pulled in US$100 million for its Carbon Action fund.

Mar 21, 2024

DBS and JPMAM partner for ‘personalised’ retirement fundJP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has teamed up with Singapore’s DBS Bank for what the pair claim is a retirement investment portfolio that right-sizes risk based on age.

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Industry comments

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

The emergence of AI-powered funds

Contradictory market sentiments from commentators have impeded the decision-making powers of the first wave of AI-powered ETFs, says Alvin Chia of Northern Trust Asset Servicing.

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.

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.