Investment strategy

Jul 02, 2019

Global_riseT. Rowe Price’s senior investment leaders say they have a cautiously positive outlook on global economies and financial markets heading into the second half of the year.

Jul 02, 2019

Handshake_contractHong Kong-based insurer FWD Group has struck a $3 billion deal to acquire SCB Life Assurance from Thailand’s largest lender, Siam Commercial Bank (SCB).

Jul 02, 2019

freight trainSingaporean sovereign wealth fund, GIC, and Canadian asset manager, Brookfield, have struck a deal to acquire freight railroad operator, Genesee & Wyoming Inc (G&W) in an $8.4 billion deal.

Jul 02, 2019

Research reportsAllfunds, a fund distribution platform with a Singapore office, has acquired the research business of Zurich-based fundinfo to expand its fund selection service and increase data analytics.

Jun 25, 2019

US_federal_reserveState Street Global Advisors (SSGA) sees scope for moderate global economic growth over the medium-term thanks in part to an accommodative policy stance from the US Federal Reserve (Fed), the firm said in its 2019 mid-year global market outlook.

Jun 25, 2019

climate changeUK-based Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) is stepping up pressure on companies to address climate change, following the release of its second annual ranking of climate change “leaders and laggards”.

Jun 18, 2019

Shanghai_Stock_ExchangeCompanies listed in the UK can now sell shares in mainland China due to closer co-operation between the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and its Shanghai counterpart.

Jun 18, 2019

ShanghaiLaSalle Investment Management (LaSalle) has begun work on five logistics developments projects in various cities throughout China.

Jun 11, 2019

Tokyo_Kabuki-choUBS has agreed a strategic partnership with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust as the Swiss bank looks to tap into Japan’s wealth management market.

Jun 11, 2019

Shanghai_skylineAegon Asset Management has taken its first steps towards setting up a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) in China’s free trade zone after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Shanghai Lujiazui Administration Bureau.

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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.