Equities

Jul 03, 2018

ProfitAsset managers in Asia say they will focus their marketing on multi-asset and bond products to meet a widespread demand for funds that generate reliable income.

Jun 26, 2018

Tokyo_Kabuki-choJapan’s largest asset manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group (Sumi Trust), has launched three Ucits funds investing in Japanese equities.

Jun 19, 2018

Shenzhen-stock-exchangeChina Post Global has launched what it says is the first smart beta exchange-traded fund (ETF) that is listed in Europe and focused on China.

Jun 09, 2018

Our panel discussed robo-advisers, ETF Connect, and why the mutual recognition of funds (MRF) scheme will take time to develop. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.

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.

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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

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.

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