Investment strategy

Aug 07, 2018

Wind_farm_IndiaDevelopment finance institutions and private investors have together allocated more than $12 billion in direct impact investment transactions in south-east Asia since 2007.

Jul 31, 2018

AcquisitionEastspring Investments has agreed to buy a majority share of the fifth-largest asset manager in Thailand as it continues to expand in the region.

Jul 31, 2018

Taipei_dragonsFixed income specialist Pimco has received a licence from the Taiwanese authorities to set up an onshore entity in Taipei.

Jul 31, 2018

London-stock-exchangeHSBC has launched an exchange-traded fund (ETF) investing in mainland-listed Chinese equities, otherwise known as A-shares, on the London Stock Exchange.

Jul 31, 2018

Singapore_MerlionButterfield, a bank and wealth manager based in Bermuda, has hired Brian Balleine to lead its Singapore office as regional head of Asia.

Jul 24, 2018

Commercial_real_estate_riseThe sum raised for real estate funds of funds more than doubled to $8.5 billion last year, according to a global survey.

Jul 24, 2018

Fitch_Ratings_buildingThe Philippines has retained its BBB status from Fitch Ratings, a ratings agency, which said improved government revenues should promote stability.

Jul 24, 2018

Singaporean_dollarsNikko Asset Management has launched what it says is the first corporate bond exchange-traded fund (ETF) to be denominated in Singaporean dollars.

Jul 24, 2018

Business_analyticsA major Chinese pension provider has chosen to use portfolio analysis software from London-based Style Analytics.

Jul 17, 2018

Costs_to_minimumThe Japanese division of State Street Global Advisors has registered 19 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with the local regulator.

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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.