Equities

Dec 12, 2017

Japan_equitiesThe reforms of Japanese leader Shinzo Abe have emboldened equity investors to take overweight positions in Tokyo-listed equities.

Dec 12, 2017

indiaAshburton Investments is merging its India Equity Opportunities fund with a similar product run by Mumbai-based IIFL Asset Management.

Dec 12, 2017

Damon-HamblyAn acquisition has increased the visibility of Natixis investment managers in Australia. George Mitton talks to its local chief executive.

Dec 12, 2017

Calastone_Connect_Forum_SidneyFunds Global Asia presented the results of a survey of its readers at a conference hosted by Calastone in Sydney.

Dec 12, 2017

SingaporeWith a new fund structure designed to appeal to alternative asset managers, Singapore is laying the foundations of a prosperous domestic industry, says Udit Gambhir of SGG Group.

Nov 28, 2017

ResearchExotix Capital has expanded its research team with analysts to focus on frontier markets in Asia and Africa.

Nov 07, 2017

WarehouseLaSalle Investment Management says it has closed the fourth of a series of funds that invest in warehouses in Japan.

Nov 07, 2017

Tokyo_Kabuki-choInflows into a domestic Japanese equity fund launched by Comgest amount to a “big vote of confidence”, claims the French asset manager.

Oct 24, 2017

Shinzo_AbeA decisive election win for Japanese leader Shinzo Abe (pictured) was hailed as positive news for Japanese equity investors.

Mar 07, 2017

Miyajima_gateTokyo-based Daiwa SB Investments has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled version of its $600 million Japanese small-cap equity fund.

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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?

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A quiet revolution in Japan’s corporate governance

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Why rising demand for healthcare is creating investment opportunities in China

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