Aug 01, 2023

Asian, wealth managers, digital wealth managers, Asia, digital services, researchWealth managers in Asia are coming up short when it comes to delivering digital services, suggests recently published research.

Jun 27, 2023

Schroders, MAS, tokenisation, assetsSchroders is developing a tokenised digital asset fund with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to explore the capabilities of blockchain to personalise investments and simplify operations.

Jun 14, 2023

Leading, Back office, key, tech evolution, funds industry, transformational journey, yields, investor, Technology, Standard Chartered, Shikkoh Malik, funds landscapeThe funds industry is going through a transformational journey focused on generating enhanced yields and elevating the investor experience. Technology is a key driver propelling these initiatives. Standard Chartered’s Shikkoh Malik explains how the firm is leveraging modern technology to achieve efficiencies across the...

Jun 07, 2023

Capital Square, Basil Technology, merge, Singapore, technology, private equity, fund manager, Singapore marketTwo Singapore-based, technology-focused private equity fund managers have completed a merger that makes the combined entity one of the biggest players in the Singapore market.

May 30, 2023

Crypto exchange Binance has been granted a digital assets operator licence by Thailand's Securities and Exchange Commission.

May 09, 2023

Hong Kong, VC, $100m, blockchain fund, fund,  CCMC Global, venture capital, Hong Kong, venture fund, Asia, marketCCMC Global, a venture capital (VC) firm based in Hong Kong, has launched a $100 million venture fund focused on Asia’s blockchain market.

May 09, 2023

Asian, fintech, partner, digital assets, fintechs, Hong Kong, virtual assets market, virtual assets, assets marketTwo fintechs based in Hong Kong have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore potential collaborations in the burgeoning virtual assets market.

Apr 11, 2023

Linedata, expands, Asia, Pacific, Asia Pacific

Investment software firm Linedata has expanded its suite of services for asset managers in Asia Pacific.

Apr 04, 2023

HSBC, AI, artificial intelligence, fund, Asia HSBC Global Private Banking has launched a structured product for Asian investors that uses IBM’s artificial intelligence (AI) engine Watson to generate returns.

Apr 04, 2023

ASIC, investigate, failed, ASX, blockchain, projectThe failed attempt by the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) to replace its Chess settlement system with a blockchain-based alternative is set to be investigated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).


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.


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...


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.