REGULATION

Mar 07, 2023

China, retail funds, businessUS asset manager AllianceBernstein is the latest international firm to be granted regulatory approval for a wholly-owned retail funds venture in mainland China.

Feb 28, 2023

China, MMF, rulesChina’s new rules for large money market funds (MMFs) will help to reduce the systemic risk in the sector, according to credit rating agency Fitch.

Feb 28, 2023

China, fund, licenceSwiss fund manager UBS is the latest overseas firm to look into setting up a funds business in mainland China.

Feb 21, 2023

China, mutual fund, venture, USUS fund manager Van Eck is reportedly set to abort its plan to establish a wholly-owned mutual funds business in mainland China.

Feb 07, 2023

china, investor, fundsCitadel, one of the world’s largest hedge funds, is looking to expand its presence in Asia after submitting an application for its Asia business to become a qualified foreign investor (QFI).

Feb 07, 2023

crypto, bitcoinDigital asset fund managers in Thailand have been granted extended flexibility to invest in overseas assets thanks to an amendment to the regulations on foreign exchange quotas.

Feb 01, 2023

Japan, climateJapan considers itself not just a pioneer in climate finance, but also a champion of the now widely held view that richer countries should help poorer countries.

Jan 24, 2023

china, ownershipJP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) is the latest global firm to expand its presence in China’s onshore funds market following a green light from the local regulator.

Jan 24, 2023

regulator, report, fundsA report from New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has highlighted the operational risk of managed investment schemes (MIS).

Jan 17, 2023

Schroders, ChinaUK asset manager Schroders has become the latest firm to secure regulatory approval to establish a wholly foreign-owned fund management business in mainland China.

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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.