Fund administration

Aug 01, 2023

BlackRock, JV, India, asset manager, Jio Financial Services, launch, investment management, joint ventureBlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has teamed up with Jio Financial Services to launch an investment management joint venture (JV) in India.

Jul 27, 2023

Trends, challenges, custody, Chinese, securities, emerging market, growth, opportunities, structural, reform, innovation, Peter GuyFast emerging market growth poses opportunities and challenges for structural reform and innovation, finds Peter Guy.

Mar 28, 2023

Asset managers in Asia Pacific are lagging behind their global counterparts when it comes to voting policies on ESG issues, suggests recently published research.

Feb 21, 2023

Australasian, asset servicing, appointmentFrench bank BNP Paribas has bolstered its asset servicing team in Australasia with a newly created role.

Jan 24, 2023

fundHong Kong-based fund manager TR Capital has selected investor services group IQEQ to administer the Cayman and Luxembourg parallel structures of its newly launched fund.

Jan 17, 2023

Apex group, AustralianInvestment services provider Apex Group has won an asset servicing mandate from Capital Prudential Manager, a specialist fund manager in Australia.

Jan 17, 2023

SingaporeAsset servicer Citi has named Tibor Pandi as country officer for Singapore.

Jan 10, 2023

TaiwanUS-based asset servicer Citi has hired Aftab Ahmed to head up its Taiwan operations.

Dec 20, 2022

Hong Kong, Apex Group, VIAMFund services provider Apex Group has been appointed by Hong Kong-based VI Asset Management (VIAM) to provide fund administration for its first Asia private credit fund.

Nov 11, 2022

Funds Europe Awards 2022Colin Purdie of Aviva Investors emerged as CIO of the Year at the Funds Europe Awards 2022, held on Thursday, November 10.

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Industry comments

Investing in tomorrow’s world

investmentAt times like these, HSBC Asset Management easily pivots towards emerging markets.

The spotlight on growth markets and the need to be nimble and dynamic is ever-sharper, given the difficulty in predicting monetary policy in the world’s major nations.

Sponsored feature: Navigating the complexities of FX execution and currency risk

A comprehensive, cost-effective, and transparent currency overlay hedging solution is crucial to mitigate FX exposure risks in the complex landscapes of Japan and China's FX markets, explains Hans Jacob Feder, PhD, global head of FX services at MUFG Investor Services.

Opinion

The emergence of AI-powered funds

Contradictory market sentiments from commentators have impeded the decision-making powers of the first wave of AI-powered ETFs, says Alvin Chia of Northern Trust Asset Servicing.

Transitioning to an era of scarcity

The world is transitioning from an era of commodity abundance to one of undersupply. Ben Ross and Tyler Rosenlicht of Cohen & Steers believe this shift may result in significant returns for commodities and resource producers over the next decade.

Asia credit: An outsized winner in the region’s energy transition?

Ross Dilkes, fixed income portfolio manager at Wellington Management, examines the opportunities and risks for bond investors presented by the region’s decarbonisation agenda.

A quiet revolution in Japan’s corporate governance

revolution, Japan, corporate governance, Shareholders, corporate, governance, standards, improvement, Tetsuro Takase, SuMi TrustShareholders in Japan no longer accept below-par corporate governance standards. Changes are taking place, but there are still areas for improvement, says Tetsuro Takase at SuMi Trust.

Executive Interviews

Executive interview: PGIM CEO on where the ESG flowers should bloom

Sep 27, 2021

David Hunt, president and chief executive of PGIM, tells Romil Patel about leading a top 10 global asset manager in times where “empowering and encouraging the kind of investment decisions as...

Executive interview: Nicolas Moreau’s orderly transition

Jul 12, 2021

Nicolas Moreau, CEO of HSBC Asset Management, is moving to Asia as the firm looks to connect more directly with the region’s growth story. ESG is also a key focus – including the ‘just’ carbon...

Roundtables

India: An “obvious choice for global investors”

Jun 22, 2023

Funds Europe, the sister publication of Funds Global Asia, hosted an India investment discussion with two seasoned experts and asked if India is the ‘last one standing’ from the Brics phenomenon. We also hear that for India, the inclusion of Indian bonds in a major index may not be the desired...

Roundtable: Singapore comes of age as an Asian ESG hub

Dec 01, 2021

Strong ESG credentials strengthen the case for Singapore as a leader in Asia of the post-Covid recovery. Our panel discusses the risks and opportunities.