Investment strategy

Jun 11, 2019

Hydroelectric_stationThe Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) made its first investment foray into Nepal after its board of directors gave the green light for a loan of up to $90 million for a hydropower project.

Jun 11, 2019

Indian_rupees.Flows into Indian equity mutual funds saw a resurgence in May following the re-election of Narendra Modi as prime minister.

Jun 04, 2019

ESG investingWhilst optimistic about the direction of travel when it comes to ESG investment in Asia driven by positive comments by Hong Kong authorities and China putting capital behind green finance, more progress can – and is expected – to be made, a panel of experts told Funds Global Asia at a recent roundtable.

Jun 04, 2019

Real_estateSumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (Sumi Trust) has formed a joint venture with the UK FTSE 100 asset manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), to invest in real estate in Japan and “mature” markets in Asia Pacific.

Jun 04, 2019

WarehouseThe world’s largest real estate manager, Blackstone, has agreed an $18.7 billion deal with Singapore-based GLP Pte for 179 million square feet of US industrial warehouses used by e-commerce giants including Amazon.

May 29, 2019

Indian flagNarendra Modi will be sworn in as India’s prime minister on May 30, 2019 after winning a second term in office.

May 29, 2019

US - Chins trade warTensions between the US and China continue to play out in the form of a trade war with little sign of a resolution, raising the prospect of higher inflation and, therefore, a rate hike from the US Federal Reserve (Fed).

May 29, 2019

China’s ETF assets surgeChina’s exchange-traded fund (ETF) assets saw an 84.1% spike to reach $61.5 billion over 18 months (January 2018 to March 2019), according to Cerulli Associates.

May 21, 2019

Singapore_MerlionLuxembourg-based third-party management company FundRock has opened a new branch in Singapore as part of its expansion efforts in the region. Timothy Walkley has been appointed as the managing director for Asia markets.

May 21, 2019

Yangtze RiverJP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) and the China Securities Index (CSI) have formed a partnership to launch a China A-shares strategic beta index, JPMAM, which manages $1.7 trillion in assets, revealed on May 20, 2019.

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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.