Magazine issues»December 2020

Romil_Patel2020 has been an unpredictable and turbulent year with the black swan event that is the Covid-19 pandemic.

JapanWith a lockdown-free 2020 at an end, a new prime minister pledging more Abenomics and a vote of confidence from the world’s best-known investor, bullishness about the Japanese economy is growing, writes Tanya Ashreena.

BlueprintsAsian markets along with their global counterparts rallied when Joe Biden clinched the US Presidential election, but selectivity is still advised across the region, writes Lynn Strongin Dodds.

Asian_roundtable_Dec_2020As we head into 2021, our panel of experts in Singapore pore over the key risks that are not fully priced in, the impact of the incoming Biden administration on Asia and the dominant investment theme that is China. Chaired by Romil Patel.

Anh_LuDespite lower-than-hoped-for global growth, T. Rowe Price remains positive about a region whose domestic demand is holding up relatively well, writes Anh Lu, portfolio manager of its Asia ex-Japan equity strategy.

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.

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Executive Interviews

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...

Executive interview: The man who made Aberdeen

Mar 04, 2021

Martin Gilbert reflects on nearly four decades as Aberdeen CEO, including what he brought to the company, his regrets at not entering into private markets earlier, and passing like ships in the...

Roundtables

Roundtable: How well geared are Japanese assets for a new world?

Jul 12, 2021

As we prepare to emerge from Covid, experts look at overcoming demographic issues through a combination of good tech and corporate governance, improving productivity and meeting an ambitious government carbon emissions reduction target. Chaired by Romil Patel.

Hong Kong roundtable: Increasing China’s prominence as an asset class

Mar 04, 2021

Our line-up of experts in Hong Kong considers the importance of fixed income ETFs, sustainability and the prospects of increasing China in the indices. Chaired by Romil Patel.