REGULATION

Nov 05, 2020

Asian_womanInfrastructure accounts for only a small slice of an Asian insurer’s portfolio, but in a stubbornly low interest rate environment, that is expected to change as firms search for higher yields while addressing urgent challenges. Lynn Strongin Dodds reports.

Nov 03, 2020

Climate changeFund managers in Hong Kong could be forced to disclose any climate-related risks in their portfolios and products based on a proposal from the industry’s regulator.

Nov 03, 2020

Indian stocksThe Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has brought in a code of conduct for fund managers and asset management companies (AMCs) in a bid to make the industry more accountable.

Nov 03, 2020

Chinese flagHSBC and Citi have both announced the completion of their first securities lending transactions in mainland China from offshore investors using the revamped Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (QFII) scheme.

Oct 13, 2020

Indian stocksFund managers in India will face more stringent regulations around the use of inter-scheme transfers as the regulator looks to bolster liquidity management practices.

Oct 08, 2020

Margaret_Harwood-JonesOur industry is among the world’s most tightly regulated, due to the importance of financial services to individual wealth and collective economic growth. The scope of regulation continues to expand, with almost 400 implementations in progress during 20201. Post-2008 reforms aimed at systemic stability and consumer protection are almost complete and subject to review. But it doesn’t stop there.

Apr 06, 2020

Sustainable_financeIn the Asia-Pacific region, the global push towards sustainable finance has created one of the most dynamic regulatory environments in recent memory.

Jan 21, 2020

SeoulKorea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) has announced that the Asia Region Funds Passport (ARFP) will be implemented on May 27.

Jan 07, 2020

Anti-money_launderingFund managers operating in China will have to issue an annual report on anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) following a new announcement from China’s banking regulator.

Dec 12, 2019

Panellists discuss the geopolitical fractures concerning asset owners, Singapore as a hub for fintech start-ups and why it makes sense to raise capital from a Variable Capital Company (VCC). Chaired by Romil Patel in Singapore.

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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.