Investment strategy

Dec 04, 2018

climate-related investmentsA population growth of 1.2 billion people over 35 years across Asian cities presents an opportunity to attract more than $20 trillion in climate-related investments, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) said in a report.

Dec 04, 2018

UBS_branchSwiss giant UBS AG has edged out its competitors to become the first foreign bank to secure a majority stake in its mainland securities joint venture.

Dec 04, 2018

Singapore_MerlionH20 Asset Management is set to grow its global footprint by opening its first Asia office in Singapore, and is applying for a fund management licence with the country’s monetary authority.

Dec 04, 2018

China bond marketBloomberg will shore up plans to offer qualified investors access to China’s interbank bond market (CIBM) via its terminal.

Dec 04, 2018

Allianz buildingAllianz Real Estate is set to acquire a 20% stake in Ocean Financial Centre, marking its first involvement in Singapore’s property market.

Nov 27, 2018

SeoulSouth Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) has awarded four local asset managers with a total mandate of 800 billion won ($708 million) to invest in real estate and renewable energy.

Nov 20, 2018

Handshake_contractSchroder Investment Management in Singapore and Maybank Asset Management Group (MAMG) have struck a long-term strategic partnership to target investment solutions in the Malaysian wealth market.

Nov 20, 2018

AcquisitionThe $150 million (€130 million) acquisition of Fortune media brand by Fortune Group Holdings was advised by global law firm Dechert LLP. It was purchased from Meredith Corporation Limited.

Nov 13, 2018

US_China_trade_warThe outcome of the US midterm elections could help improve the trade stand-off between Washington DC and Beijing, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has said.

Nov 13, 2018

Fitch_RatingsCredit rating agency Fitch Ratings expects robust performance from Philippine economy in 2019 and 2020, with GDP growth of 6.7% in each year, its managing director and chief operating officer said.

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Executive Interviews

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...

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.

Roundtables

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.

SINGAPORE ROUNDTABLE: Optimism versus caution

Oct 23, 2018

The impact of financial technology, developments in Asian passporting and the promise of new markets in Thailand were among the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.