Investment strategy

Dec 12, 2019

Kher_Sheng_LeeGlobally, the private credit market has peaked. In the US and Europe, it is seen as an established asset class with huge rates of growth and new participants looking to diversify, despite having access to traditional sources of finance.

Dec 12, 2019

Richard_NunnOne of the most significant trends in the wealth management sector over the past year has been the sustained rise of the family office, as high-net-worth families have sought to adopt increasingly sophisticated ways of managing their wealth.

Dec 12, 2019

IngredientsFrench asset managers could be pioneers in the adoption of ESG investing, but the country’s firms – like its regional cuisines – boast their own distinct styles. Romil Patel gets a taster.

Dec 10, 2019

Islamic_bankingJapan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has struck a partnership with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to develop and promote green and sustainable sukuk, the Islamic equivalent of bonds.

Dec 03, 2019

Chinese_indicesAsian markets offer good earnings growth at lower valuations relative to many developed markets ­­­as investors weigh up where capital will move and how a change in market leadership will affect their portfolios heading into 2020, according to Fidelity International.

Dec 02, 2019

ESGGovernment bonds make up much of the fixed income universe, but this is a problem for bondholders as environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors for countries are less developed than for corporates.

Nov 28, 2019

HSBC_towerHSBC Global Asset Management (HSBC GAM) has set up a fixed income fund aimed at investing in a portfolio of high yielding Asian bonds.

Nov 26, 2019

Chinese_factory_workersMSCI is to add 204 more Chinese companies with A-shares listed on the mainland to its emerging market stock indices.

Nov 26, 2019

SurveyThree-quarters of 200 chief investment officers at insurance companies say they are struggling to make returns and are increasingly looking towards alternative investments.

Nov 26, 2019

Tokyo_cityReal estate investment manager, LaSalle Investment Management, has launched a Japan property fund with US$560 million of initial equity commitments from Japanese investors and loans extended by Japanese financial institutions.

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Sponsored Profiles

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Executive Interviews

Executive interview: ‘China is the 800-pound gorilla’

Aug 04, 2020

Just over a year into his new role, Wai-Kwong Seck, chief executive officer at Eastspring Investments, discusses his business goals, the Covid-19 pandemic and China.

Executive interview: Understanding geographies

Apr 06, 2020

Margaret Harwood-Jones, co-head financing and securities services at Standard Chartered, shares her insights on platform standardisation, opportunities in Asia and regulatory change to encourage...

Roundtables

Hong Kong roundtable: A ‘fragile Goldilocks situation’

Apr 06, 2020

With the global economy at a crossroads, our panel of experts share their thoughts on the market conditions, geopolitical volatility and growth opportunities. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

Singapore roundtable: A horizon to hold long-term assets

Dec 12, 2019

Panellists discuss the geopolitical fractures concerning asset owners, Singapore as a hub for fintech start-ups and why it makes sense to raise capital from a Variable Capital Company (VCC). Chaired by Romil Patel in Singapore.