REGULATION

May 23, 2023

Singapore, Shanghai, ETF, exchanges, memorandum of understanding, MoU, capitalise, interest, marketsThe respective exchanges of Singapore and Shanghai have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) designed to capitalise on the growing interest in their ETF markets.

May 23, 2023

SEBI, funds, India, capital market, watchdog, transparency, annual fees, mutual fundsIndia’s capital markets watchdog is looking to introduce more uniformity and transparency for the annual fees charged by mutual funds.

May 23, 2023

Swiss bank UBS will need to rework its expansion plans in China as a result of its imminent takeover of troubled compatriot Credit Suisse and the regulatory complications involved.

May 16, 2023

Raffles Family Office, Apac real estate fund, real estate, fund, Hong Kong, asset manager, Tishman Speyer, ApacHong Kong-based Raffles Family Office has teamed up with international developer and asset manager Tishman Speyer to launch a real estate fund focused on Apac.

May 16, 2023

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.

Apr 25, 2023

SEBI, performance, funds, India, capital, market, regulator, mutual funds, fees

India’s capital markets regulator is considering allowing a new category of mutual funds where fees are partially linked to the fund’s performance.

Apr 11, 2023

Morgan Stanley, China, business

Wall Street firm Morgan Stanley has applied to establish a wholly-owned futures business in mainland China.

Apr 04, 2023

India’s capital markets regulator has amended its regulations to allow private equity firms to sponsor mutual funds entities.

Mar 28, 2023

German asset manager Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) is the latest firm to seek regulatory approval for a mutual funds business in onshore China.

Mar 21, 2023

Banks in Asia Pacific should be largely resilient to the risks raised by a series of bank failures in the US, according to credit rating agency Fitch.

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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

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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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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.