News

BlackRock launches multi-asset fund in Hong Kong

Real_estateBlackRock has launched a fund in Hong Kong that invests in alternative assets such as real estate investment trusts and mortgage-backed securities. The Dynamic High Income Fund, launched by the BlackRock Global Funds division, is managed by Michael Fredericks, Justin Christofel and Alex Shingler from the firm’s multi-asset team. “Undertaking a multi-asset strategy allows investors to participate in market upside in a more diversified and measured way, while providing the flexibility to protect against market volatility,” said Fredericks. The company said the fund is suitable for investors seeking a high return who are willing to diversify their portfolios away from traditional asset classes. US-based BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager by assets. It had more than $6 trillion under management at the end of March. ©2018 funds global asia

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

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.

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.