Investment strategy

Jan 03, 2023

SingaporeThe Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) has appointed Jenny Sofian as chairman.

Dec 13, 2022

fund, BlackRock, ApacGlobal asset manager BlackRock has announced the shuttering of its Asia Pacific Equity Income Fund due to a decline in assets under management.

Nov 22, 2022

ChinaSingapore-based real estate investment firm GLP has pulled in $1.2 billion in capital commitments after announcing the first close of its GLP China Value-Add Partners fund.

Nov 22, 2022

SingaporeFX and digital assets exchange LMAX has expanded its technology infrastructure following the launch of a trade matching engine in the Equinix IBX data centre in Singapore, also known as SG1.

Nov 11, 2022

Funds Europe Awards 2022Colin Purdie of Aviva Investors emerged as CIO of the Year at the Funds Europe Awards 2022, held on Thursday, November 10.

Nov 08, 2022

APAC, Sustainable, Investors in Asia Pacific are expected to add more sustainable assets and funds to their investment portfolios over the next five years. However, there are likely to be changes in terms of both allocation drivers and the way sustainability themes are accessed.

Nov 01, 2022

Investors, inflationary, rebalance portfoliosInstitutional investors in Asia are looking to rebalance their portfolios in light of inflationary pressures, according to recently published research.

Aug 09, 2022

Shanghai_streetDavid Whitehouse explores the global implications of new voluntary guidelines developed by insurer Ping An and other Chinese companies.

Jun 28, 2022

ResearchGlobal asset manager Franklin Templeton has appointed Christy Tan as investment strategist for Asia Pacific at Franklin Templeton Institute.

May 20, 2022

Litigation finance is an established alternative asset class in the US, Europe and Australia. Now it’s starting to look attractive in Asia-Pacific too, writes Peter Guy.

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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

A comprehensive, cost-effective, and transparent currency overlay hedging solution is crucial to mitigate FX exposure risks in the complex landscapes of Japan and China's FX markets, explains Hans Jacob Feder, PhD, global head of FX services at MUFG Investor Services.

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.

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.