Investment strategy

Jul 03, 2018

US_China_trade_warBecause it is no longer export-driven, China’s economy would survive US import taxes without significant damage, said an investment strategist.

Jul 03, 2018

ProfitAsset managers in Asia say they will focus their marketing on multi-asset and bond products to meet a widespread demand for funds that generate reliable income.

Jul 03, 2018

Kaohsiung_TaiwanIf a trade war with the US hurts China’s industrial output, other Asian countries such as Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand are expected to benefit.

Jul 03, 2018

FintechAbu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the emirate’s international financial centre, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) to jointly promote their respective fintech sectors.

Jun 26, 2018

Tokyo_Kabuki-choJapan’s largest asset manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group (Sumi Trust), has launched three Ucits funds investing in Japanese equities.

Jun 26, 2018

Chinese_indicesState Street Global Advisors (SSGA) says it will lend out some of the securities held by a fund investing in Asian bonds “to potentially enhance returns”.

Jun 26, 2018

Sydney-Opera-HouseLondon-based River and Mercantile Asset Management has launched its first Australian-registered unit trust, available to institutional investors.

Jun 26, 2018

News_images/JP_Morgan_Hong_KongJP Morgan Asset Management has named two employees to join an Asia-based team investing in smart beta-type products such as factor-based strategies.

Jun 19, 2018

The Square Mile LondonThe property division of Axa Investment Managers has sold an office block in the City of London to a subsidiary of Ho Bee Land of Singapore for £650 million ($856 million).

Jun 19, 2018

ShanghaiGordian Capital, an alternative fund platform provider, has established a representative office in Shanghai to support its mainland Chinese clients.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Operational challenges

Jun 09, 2018

Caroline Higgins of Northern Trust tells George Mitton about A-share inclusion, ETF Connect and why Cayman funds predominate in the region.

INTERVIEW: Making a name

Apr 18, 2018

Formed by a merger in 2012, Old Mutual Global Investors was little-known in Asia. Carol Wong, managing director for Asia-Pacific, is changing that. She talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

HONG KONG ROUNDTABLE: a long-term project

Jun 09, 2018

Our panel discussed robo-advisers, ETF Connect, and why the mutual recognition of funds (MRF) scheme will take time to develop. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.

SINGAPORE ROUNDTABLE: Small nation, big ambitions

Apr 18, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discussed fund passporting, robo-advisers and the potential of a new investment structure, the S-Vacc. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.