Investment strategy

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.

Jun 19, 2018

Asia-Pacific globeLegal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has hired the former head of Asia for Standard Life Investments as its head of Asia Pacific excluding Japan.

Jun 12, 2018

The twin forces of urbanisation and industry consolidation have made China’s large property developers increasingly attractive to bond investors.

Jun 09, 2018

George_MittonAssisted by private banks, rich Thais have always found ways to move their money offshore. The rest of the nation – those with thousands, not billions to invest – used to buy funds from Thai banks that invested almost solely in Thai assets, largely bonds.

Jun 09, 2018

BangkokLow interest rates, a relaxing regulatory environment and steady economic growth are pushing affluent investors to funnel cash into Thailand’s fund industry. Indrajit Basu reports.

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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.