Equities

Feb 23, 2024

Eastspring appoints CIOPrudential’s asset management arm Eastspring Investments has named Vis Nayar as the firm's chief investment officer.

Feb 22, 2024

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.

Feb 16, 2024

Janus Henderson appoints China equities headBritish-American asset manager Janus Henderson has named Victoria Mio as the lead portfolio manager in its Greater China equities team.

Feb 02, 2024

UK asset manager Baillie Gifford is forming a new China team as part of a shake-up of its Asia portfolio.

Feb 01, 2024

Investors in Asia demonstrated the biggest reversal of sentiment towards fixed-income funds in 2023, according to data provided by funds network Calastone.

Jan 24, 2024

Chinese regulators urge hedge funds to curb short-sellingHedge fund managers in China have been asked to restrict their use of short selling to further protect the country’s ailing equity markets.

Jan 15, 2024

Harvest to cull staff in Hong KongThe retreat from China’s mutual funds market appears poised to continue following the news that Chinese asset manager Harvest Fund Management is set to reduce staff in its Hong Kong unit.

Jan 11, 2024

Chinese equity ETFs enjoyed record inflows in 2023 as investors reacted to the slump in the country’s stock markets.

Jan 09, 2024

China’s securities regulator is reportedly set to lift a ban that prevents mutual fund managers from selling more stocks than they buy.

Jan 05, 2024

Stock exchanges in China have launched an equity benchmark for blue-chip stocks to boost the number of listings in specific prioritised sectors.

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Investing in tomorrow’s world

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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.

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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.