News

Asia investors expect to see AuM rise

Investment professionals in Asia expect to see their assets under management (AuM) increase by 2.5% over the coming year, with annualised growth of 13% over the next three years, according to a new survey. The survey by Natixis Investment Managers showed that 67% of respondents globally and 44% in Hong Kong believe that the growth will be driven by new assets from new clients. It also showed that less than half globally (47%) and just 24% in Hong Kong are relying on market returns as a primary growth driver. Natixis polled 2,700 financial professionals in 16 countries as part of the research. The research revealed that 57% of respondents believe that alternatives are more attractive in the current environment compared to 54% globally. “Within alternatives, nearly a third (31% vs 35% globally) surveyed recommended the use of real assets with 25% respondents (34% globally) also seeing the benefits of infrastructure investing,” Natixis said in a statement. When it comes to ESG, just 16% of respondents in Hong Kong said clients were seeking more of these types of investments compared to 29% globally. © 2020 funds global asia

Sponsored Profiles

Sponsored feature: Asset allocators – How do you track your decisions?

Apr 06, 2020

Mark Barry, Head of Asset Allocation at Milestone Group, explores how a simple question can highlight opportunities to automate and streamline your asset allocation investment process.

Sponsored feature: How is DLT changing the global securities services landscape?

Oct 17, 2019

By Jeslyn Tan, global head of product management, securities services, at Deutsche Bank

Sponsored feature: A new base for fund distribution

Oct 16, 2019

To get the most value out of the digitisation of investment fund distribution, a blockchain-based infrastructure is fundamental. By Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer, Fundsquare.

Sponsored profile: Bridging the gap

Mar 11, 2019

Private equity is a core part of the business for Caceis’ Hong Kong office, which looks after clients in China and Europe. David Li, chief executive officer, explains why private equity enjoys strong client demand and how it is being used to fund China’s international infrastructure ambitions.

Executive Interviews

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...

Executive interview: ‘Bull markets don’t die of old age’

Dec 12, 2019

Having a balanced portfolio in the midst of the longest expansion in history is an investment imperative, Chris Alderson, co-head of global equity and head of international equity at T Rowe Price...

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.