Investment strategy

Apr 02, 2019

ShanghaiFranklin Templeton has hired Jin Mei to lead its wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) for China. Mei will be based in Shanghai as the global investment firm looks to boost its capabilities in the country.

Apr 02, 2019

Hand-shake-femaleAustralia’s sovereign wealth fund (SWF), the Future Fund, has appointed Sue Brake as its deputy chief investment officer for portfolio strategy.

Apr 02, 2019

AcquisitionThe Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, GIC, has purchased a 25% stake in citizenM, a Dutch hotel real estate operator and developer with an enterprise value of $2.24 billion (€2 billion).

Mar 26, 2019

Chinese_pensionersA joint venture between UK-based asset manager Standard Life Aberdeen and China’s Tianjin TEDA International has been granted regulatory approval to develop a pensions business in China.

Mar 26, 2019

China_map_currencySingapore-based private equity firm Tembusu Partners is set to launch a number of investment funds in China totalling RMB1 billion ($149 million).

Mar 26, 2019

GavelBank of China International Securities (BCIS) has been hit with a $1.27 million (HK$10 million) fine by Hong Kong’s securities regulator over its failure to follow guidelines on the selling of investment products.

Mar 19, 2019

CoalThe insurance subsidiary of French banking giant, BNP Paribas, is planning to continue slashing its exposure to coal as environmental protection gains greater momentum among global companies and the wider public.

Mar 19, 2019

Hong_KongHong Kong has been named as the leading international financial centre of 2018, corporate service provider, Vistra said.

Mar 19, 2019

Waiting_for_interviewThe Taiwanese Bureau of Labor Funds (BLF), which oversees the planning and utilisation of various labour funds, has selected five fund managers for its initial multi-factor mandate.

Mar 12, 2019

Hong_Kong_Stock_ExchangeGlobal index compiler MSCI and the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX) are set to bring in futures contracts on the MSCI China A Index.

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Executive Interviews

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.

INTERVIEW: Giving peace a chance

Jan 11, 2019

As US-China tensions escalated in 2018, the leaders of the two economies met in Buenos Aires to agree a truce. Aidan Yao, senior emerging Asia economist at Axa Investment Managers, talks to Romil...

Roundtables

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.

HONG KONG ROUNDTABLE: A sunny picture

Jan 11, 2019

Changes to regulation, US-Sino trade tensions and further steps by China to open its capital markets were some of the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.