Investment strategy

Dec 22, 2020

Japanese yen symbolVontobel Asset Management has opened a Tokyo office, marking the Swiss manager’s first onshore presence in the country.

Dec 15, 2020

Arrow upOptimism about long-term growth has increased among institutional investors in Asia Pacific despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to recently published research from State Street.

Dec 15, 2020

CoalA number of Asian coal producers have been cut from Swedish pension fund AP7’s equity portfolio as it expands its blacklist.

Dec 15, 2020

Aviva buildingUK insurer Aviva has agreed the sale of its Vietnam business to rival insurer Manulife as it continues to reduce its presence in the Asian market.

Dec 08, 2020

Chinese flagFund distribution platform, Allfunds, has been contracted by China Merchants Bank (CMB) as part of the bank’s international expansion plans in private wealth.

Nov 05, 2020

Asian_womanInfrastructure accounts for only a small slice of an Asian insurer’s portfolio, but in a stubbornly low interest rate environment, that is expected to change as firms search for higher yields while addressing urgent challenges. Lynn Strongin Dodds reports.

Nov 05, 2020

Hong_KongAssets under management in exchanged-traded funds are burgeoning, but growth is concentrated in the US and Europe, writes Fiona Rintoul.

Nov 05, 2020

COVID_19Terry Pan, chief executive for Greater China, southeast Asia and Korea at Invesco Asia Pacific, tells us about managing a business during Covid-19, opportunities on the continent and US-China decoupling.

Nov 05, 2020

Hong_Kong_skylineDr King Lun Au, executive director at the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) discusses Hong Kong’s “unique” role in developing ESG in the region with Romil Patel.

Oct 20, 2020

Singapore MerlionSwiss asset manager Vontobel has bolstered its presence in the Asia Pacific market following the opening of a Singapore office.

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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

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Roundtables

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.

Roundtable: How well geared are Japanese assets for a new world?

Jul 12, 2021

As we prepare to emerge from Covid, experts look at overcoming demographic issues through a combination of good tech and corporate governance, improving productivity and meeting an ambitious government carbon emissions reduction target. Chaired by Romil Patel.