Investment strategy

Apr 06, 2021

Singapore skylineA subsidiary of Singaporean fund manager Keppel Capital, Alpha Investment Partners, has been awarded a S$360 million (US$268 million) investment mandate from Dutch pension fund services firm PGGM.

Apr 06, 2021

Healthcare1Invesco has launched its first fund investing in Chinese healthcare companies set to benefit from key growth trends such as preimmunization and reform.

Mar 30, 2021

Approved 1The addition of Chinese sovereign bonds to FTSE Russell’s flagship World Government Bond Index (WGBI) has received its final approval from the index provider.

Mar 30, 2021

Start-upThe Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) has opened an office in San Francisco to spearhead its expansion into the tech start-up sector.

Mar 30, 2021

Asia Pacific globeUS fund manager, Capital Group, has launched an Asia-focused Ucits fund designed to provide exposure to secular growth opportunities in the region.

Mar 23, 2021

active passive roadsignsPassive funds are finding greater favour among Asian investors according to a study of fund flows, albeit less so than investors in the US and Europe.

Mar 23, 2021

Hong Kong 0An overwhelming majority of asset and wealth managers in Hong Kong have given their backing to the Wealth Management Connect (WMC) project which is designed to allow residents in Hong Kong, Macao and the Greater Bay Area of mainland China to invest in each other’s wealth management products.

Mar 10, 2021

The_Great_Wall_of_ChinaLuxembourg and China have a strong relationship based on investment funds. Here, Romil Patel speaks to market actors about a wide range of issues, from ‘ManCos’ to ESG investing.

Mar 09, 2021

Female_boxerThe US government’s blacklisting of Chinese companies sent ripples through the ETF industry. Alex Rolandi reports on how sanctions may have had more impact on investors and index providers than on the country itself.

Mar 09, 2021

Bitcoin 0Singapore-based advisory firm, BCMG, has debuted what it claims is southeast Asia’s first insured bitcoin fund.

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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

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

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.