REGULATION

Apr 12, 2013

Shatering heartThe joint venture rules that tie foreign asset managers to their Chinese counterparts have recently changed, leaving the future uncertain for many. Stefanie Eschenbacher investigates.

Apr 12, 2013

King-AuKing Lun Au of BOCHK Asset Management, talks to Stefanie Eschenbacher about his new affiliations, product developments and why he would rather not promote his brand to a wide investor base through Ucits.

Apr 12, 2013

Falleing petalsFollowing last year’s election in Japan, new leaders are starting to implement drastic measures. Masashi Oda of SuMi Trust explains the ‘three arrows’ policy: aggressive monetary easing, fiscal stimulus and supporting measures to boost economic growth.

Apr 12, 2013

Hong KongThe proposed mutual recognition of funds between Hong Kong and China could transform the island from a primarily fund distribution to a fund manufacturing centre. Muriel Oatham explores the opportunities.

Apr 12, 2013

Indian womanKaspar Wansleben of the Luxembourg Microfinance and Development Fund discusses how microfinance meets the market with Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Apr 12, 2013

Indian womanKaspar Wansleben of the Luxembourg Microfinance and Development Fund discusses how microfinance meets the market with Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Apr 12, 2013

SplashThe emergence of ‘cancer villages’ in China has raised concerns over the purity and supply of water. Junwei Hafner-Cai of RobecoSAM discusses how an environmental policy shift could translate into investment opportunities.

Apr 12, 2013

China will shape the way asset managers do business in Asia like no other country, say the participants of our roundtable. They discuss the recently proposed fund passport between Hong Kong and China, the gradual opening of the mainland market and their visions for the rest of the continent. Edited by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Apr 12, 2013

China will shape the way asset managers do business in Asia like no other country, say the participants of our roundtable. They discuss the recently proposed fund passport between Hong Kong and China, the gradual opening of the mainland market and their visions for the rest of the continent. Edited by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Apr 12, 2013

IndiaIndia has been trying to rationalise the extraordinary benefits granted under a tax avoidance treaty with Mauritius. Praveen Jagwani of UTI International Singapore finds investment flows are beginning to diminish.

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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.

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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.

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