Equities

Jun 09, 2018

Chinese_lanternGrowing in wealth and confidence, China is strengthening its position on the world stage. Its integration into the global financial system is irreversible, says Jacob Mitchell of Antipodes Partners.

Jun 09, 2018

US_vs_ChinaCould a trade war end ten years of strong performance for US equities? Perhaps not, finds Fiona Rintoul – but a recession may be on the cards anyway.

Jun 05, 2018

Hong Kong Stock ExchangeBNY Mellon says it is the first triparty agent to offer collateral services for equities settled through the Stock Connect system linking Hong Kong with mainland China.

May 29, 2018

Japanese stocksJapanese small-cap stocks, which tend to serve the domestic market, may offer greater potential for returns than large, export-oriented firms, said a fund manager.

May 22, 2018

A-sharesThe inclusion of Chinese mainland-listed equities, A-shares, in the MSCI Emerging Markets index ought to benefit investors with exposure to long-term development trends.

May 22, 2018

Great_wall_of_ChinaAberdeen Standard Investments has completed the initial fund offering of its first onshore private fund in mainland China.

May 01, 2018

Baidu_buildingChinese search engine Baidu is spinning off its consumer lending and wealth management platform as a separate entity backed by private equity funding.

Apr 18, 2018

Ripple_coinsCryptocurrency funds are launching across Asia and big investors are taking an interest. But will the likes of bitcoin ever become a mainstream asset class? Cybil Huichen Chou reports.

Apr 18, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discussed fund passporting, robo-advisers and the potential of a new investment structure, the S-Vacc. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.

Apr 18, 2018

TokyoUnder strong leadership, Japan is enjoying its longest period of growth since the 1980s. Katsunori Ogawa, portfolio manager at Sumi Trust, says there is more to come.

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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

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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.