TECHNOLOGY

Nov 22, 2022

SingaporeFX and digital assets exchange LMAX has expanded its technology infrastructure following the launch of a trade matching engine in the Equinix IBX data centre in Singapore, also known as SG1.

Nov 15, 2022

BlockchainChia Network, which describes itself as an open-source public blockchain, has launched an Asian subsidiary.

Nov 15, 2022

EmployeesAsset servicer Northern Trust has appointed Alvin Chia as head of digital assets innovation Asia Pacific.

Oct 18, 2022

Carret Private, EndowusAsia-based wealthtech Endowus has acquired a majority stake in Hong Kong-based private bank Carret Private.

Oct 12, 2022

PartnershipCrypto assets firm Anchorage Digital has announced a push into the Asian market with a series of partnerships with local firms.

Oct 12, 2022

CryptoIn a further sign of the appetite for digital assets among Asian investors, Hong Kong-based About Capital Management has acquired a controlling stake in crypto exchange Huobi.

May 20, 2022

Denny Fish, a tech portfolio manager at Janus Henderson, believes tech’s recent volatility was the result of valuation adjustments as equity markets recalibrate for an era of higher interest rates.

Nov 25, 2021

The demand for high-quality data is soaring. From interest rate movements on money market instruments to equity trading volumes by security, to volumes of global credit derivatives contracts, precise monitoring of market activity enables improvements in trading outcomes, risk management and overall...

Oct 15, 2021

Leo_ChenFunds Global Asia talks to Calastone’s Leo Chen about the impact of the pandemic on the adoption of automation across Asia’s funds markets.

Jun 01, 2021

Ian StrudwickFintech Broadridge has appointed Ian Strudwick as managing director and head of Asia Pacific.

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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.