Fixed income

Sep 17, 2019

ESG real assetsFidelity International has announced a suite of sustainable investment funds, saying the strategies could “enhance” investment returns.

Aug 27, 2019

Global custodian HSBC has heralded its first T+3 settlement in China’s Interbond Market (CIBM) as a potential boon for overseas institutional investors looking to access China’s fixed income market.

Jul 16, 2019

Asian_Infrastructure_Investment_BankThe China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has appointed Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) to manage the $500 million Asia ESG Enhanced Credit Managed Portfolio. It consists of mainly Asian infrastructure related bonds, including green and unlabelled issuances.

Jul 16, 2019

Global ETPs inflowsGlobal exchange-traded products (ETPs) attracted $113.9 billion (€101.5 billion) throughout the second quarter of this year, bringing the total year-to-date inflows to $218.6 billion.

Jul 05, 2019

Asia_ice_creamCompared to other institutional investors, how diligently are insurance companies incorporating ESG factors into their portfolios? It’s complicated, writes Fiona Rintoul.

Jul 05, 2019

Tai_HuiAs the US-China trade war ramps up with a hike in levies, Tai Hui, chief market strategist for Asia-Pacific at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells Romil Patel where he identifies investment value.

May 07, 2019

Green_bondsHong Kong’s governing authority has become the first Asian signatory to the Green Bond Pledge, a joint initiative developed by international climate finance and environmental bodies.

Apr 02, 2019

RenminbiHundreds of Chinese yuan-denominated government and policy bank securities are being phased into the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index over a 20-month period, which began on April 1, 2019.

Mar 11, 2019

Shanghai_waterfrontInfrastructure investment aimed at powering economic growth – and with it, Beijing’s global ambitions – coincides with efforts to open China’s financial sector further to foreign investors. Romil Patel reports from Shanghai.

Mar 11, 2019

Paharganj_New_DelhiAfter a less-than-stellar 2018, investors in Indian sovereign bonds could be in for a pleasant 2019. the outlook for the rupee, despite being mostly stable, is harder to ascertain, writes Dilsher Dhillon.

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Executive Interviews

Interview: Asia’s sweet spots

Jul 05, 2019

As the US-China trade war ramps up with a hike in levies, Tai Hui, chief market strategist for Asia-Pacific at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells Romil Patel where he identifies investment value.

Interview: Money needs a place to go

Mar 11, 2019

Peng Fei, chief investment officer at Wanwei Asset Management, tells Romil Patel about allocating capital across risk factors when asset performance is uncertain and unpredictable.

Roundtables

ESG roundtable: Are the ESG stars aligning across Asia?

Jul 05, 2019

Our panel of experts discusses driving higher ESG asset allocation in Asia, growing calls to address the global climate crisis and the importance of governance. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

Singapore roundtable: A money magnet

Mar 11, 2019

Our panel discussed why the Singapore Variable Capital Company makes them bullish, what gives the onshore jurisdiction an offshore feel and “blood on the streets” from China’s slowdown. Chaired by Romil Patel in Singapore.