Investment strategy

Aug 06, 2019

Desert_oil_pumpsSingaporean sovereign wealth fund, GIC, will invest $600 million in select parts of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) crude pipeline infrastructure.

Aug 01, 2019

Gold_ETFsGlobal demand for gold reached a three-year high during the first half of this year, driven by continued central bank buying and sustained growth in gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Jul 31, 2019

Great_Hall_of_the_PeopleA discretionary asset class not too long ago, investors are facing increasingly little choice other than to look at China – whether it is through public or private markets, according to JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM).

Jul 30, 2019

Asian_millennialThe perception around the significance of ESG investing to millennials is being challenged by a recent survey of 3,000 people aged 22-34, which showed that when it comes to capital allocation, millennials are not necessarily motivated by social responsibility.

Jul 30, 2019

Asia_globeThe EU’s Ucits fund structure looks to continue its reputation as the framework of choice in Asia, according to global research and consulting firm, Cerulli Associates.

Jul 30, 2019

SingaporeAllianz Real Estate and Gaw Capital have joined forces to acquire the office and retail units of the DUO developments in Singapore for $1.15 billion.

Jul 23, 2019

ChinaThe first day of trading on Shanghai’s answer to Nasdaq saw fireworks as all 25 companies listed on the Science and Technology Innovation Board, or “Star Market”, rose sharply.

Jul 23, 2019

Increase_graphFunds of funds saw a sixth consecutive year of positive performance in 2018, delivering returns of 6.7%, according to the Anrev, Inrev and NCREIF Fund Manager Survey 2019.

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

Bangkok_air_polutionImpax Asset Management’s Asia-Pacific strategy was the most impactful per dollar invested of its three main listed equity strategies, the asset manager said in its fifth annual report, which discloses the environmental impact of its investments.

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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.