Equities

Sep 06, 2013

ModelThe high-end and sophisticated luxury market is booming, thanks to the wealth effect in emerging markets. Stefanie Eschenbacher asks if investing in luxury brands may be the ultimate way to capture the emerging market growth story?

Sep 06, 2013

Teddy bearInvestors are exposed to both the vagaries and vicissitudes of the market, and to the fund managers’ often imperfect decisions. Arne Hilke at Morningstar explains how investors can tell if fund managers are really earning their fee.

Sep 06, 2013

KoreaKorea should introduce a multi-year currency liberalisation framework, argues Aaron H Kwon of Summit International Capital, as MSCI further delays an upgrade to developed market status.

Sep 06, 2013

Phishing poleReturns far greater than those in other regions are luring lenders into Asia’s securities lending markets. Judith Evans finds that South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia may hold the greatest untapped potential in the short to medium-term while China and India remain frontier territory.

Sep 06, 2013

BooksWith emerging market star Brazil set for slower growth fund managers will have to dig deeper to keep the Latin American growth story on tract, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Sep 06, 2013

LombardoPioneer Investments argued the case for a ‘renaissance of risk’ at its annual client investment conference, where Funds Europe was the media partnerMany fund selectors believe investors are on the verge of allocating a greater amount of money to equity investments and away from bonds.

Sep 06, 2013

Private jetThe Brazil hedge fund industry has seen many launches in recent years, but is now on a plateau. The recovery in wealth management globally may help drive the industry, says Nick Fitzpatrick.

Sep 06, 2013

GearsThe international ambitions of various markets are underlined by the efforts to establish a more automated and efficient operating environment discovers Nicholas Pratt.

Sep 06, 2013

RoadWith asset servicing largely dominated by domestic players at the local level, foreign asset servicers hope that investors will increase their overseas investment, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Jun 05, 2013

BanglesSingapore is expected to benefit as regulators clamp down on the flight of capital to other offshore financial centres, such as Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Caribbean. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds the growing number of wealthy people in emerging Asia may be an even more important growth driver.

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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.

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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

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Roundtables

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