Investment strategy

Nov 07, 2017

Chinese_growth_downInvestors have been warned that China's economic growth may slow as leaders push through wide-ranging reforms.

Nov 07, 2017

Indians_depositing_banknoteA plan to inject $32 billion to recapitalise India's public sector banks was hailed as a major step forward for the country.

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 31, 2017

Xi_JinpingAn economist has cast doubt on the commitment of Chinese leader Xi Jinping to market reforms.

Oct 31, 2017

ComplianceA law firm has told Hong Kong-regulated asset managers to address deficiencies before they face regulatory action.

Oct 31, 2017

Dubai_skylineYinchuan Tonglian Capital Investment has become the first Chinese issuer from outside the banking sector to raise money on the Nasdaq Dubai exchange.

Oct 31, 2017

Computer_processor_chipChina Everbright is launching a fund focused on the semiconductor sector in partnership with venture capital firm Walden International.

Oct 24, 2017

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

Oct 24, 2017

Family_insuranceRegulatory intervention is set to transform China's insurance industry to the benefit of established, well-managed incumbents.

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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.

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