REGULATION

Sep 28, 2021

Approved1Neuberger Berman is the latest overseas firm to gain regulatory approval for a wholly-owned mutual fund business in mainland China.

Aug 03, 2021

Citi buildingCiti is set to launch an onshore fund custody service in China after being granted final approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

Apr 27, 2021

Chinese equities downChinese funds should expect more regulatory intervention and a potential reduction in revenue following the government’s decision to call for a cap on Yu’e Bao, the country’s largest money market fund, according to rating agency Fitch.

Mar 16, 2021

India stocksMutual funds in India face a cap on their investments in perpetual bonds issued by banks after new rules were issued by the country’s financial regulator.

Mar 02, 2021

Cryptocurrencies 2Digital asset fund managers and investment advisors in Thailand will be required to apply for a licence to continue operating under new regulatory proposals.

Feb 23, 2021

Sydney opera houseLegislation designed to reduce fees and increase competition among Australia’s superannuation funds has been sharply criticised by some of its biggest fund groups.

Jan 05, 2021

Chinese stock quotesStandard Chartered and HSBC have become the first two global custodians to facilitate short-selling transactions in mainland China for overseas clients.

Jan 04, 2021

ESG_dataAlthough ESG investing has become more mainstream in the West, Covid-19 has turbocharged the trend as sustainable funds have proven their performance mettle this year, writes Lynn Strongin Dodds.

Dec 22, 2020

Chinese lanternsDeutsche Bank is the latest global player to gain entry into China’s onshore funds market after it was awarded a domestic fund custody license by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

Dec 22, 2020

China map currencyBarings Asset Management has become the first wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) in China to issue an onshore private fund management product to international investors via a new foreign investment scheme.

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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.