TECHNOLOGY

May 21, 2019

BlockchainGlobal funds transaction network giant, Calastone, has announced the launch of its blockchain Distributed Market Infrastructure (DMI).

May 14, 2019

Robotics fundBrussels-based asset manager, Candriam, has partnered with Korea Investment and Securities (KIS) to bring its robotics fund to the South Korean market.

Mar 11, 2019

Shanghai_waterfrontInfrastructure investment aimed at powering economic growth – and with it, Beijing’s global ambitions – coincides with efforts to open China’s financial sector further to foreign investors. Romil Patel reports from Shanghai.

Jan 22, 2019

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region has come to the fore as a key driver of global fund sales growth, contributing to more than a quarter of flows over the past decade, a new study has shown.

Jan 22, 2019

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has invested $13 million in Singapore Life, the first fully digital insurer in Singapore, the asset management firm has announced.

Jan 11, 2019

Aidan_YaoAs US-China tensions escalated in 2018, the leaders of the two economies met in Buenos Aires to agree a truce. Aidan Yao, senior emerging Asia economist at Axa Investment Managers, talks to Romil Patel about what to expect.

Dec 18, 2018

The ability to achieve growth objectives in the current environment is a key concern, according to 68% of institutional investors surveyed in a State Street poll.

Nov 20, 2018

DataEnterprise data quality reconciliation services provider, Duco, has opened new offices in Singapore to meet demand for its services and solutions in the region.

Nov 13, 2018

Rio_de_JaneiroTemasek Holdings, Singapore’s state-owned investment company, has invested in a $150 million (€133 million) fund that will invest in technology firms in Latin America.

Oct 23, 2018

Made_in_ChinaIn China, technology companies are changing how retail investors allocate capital, but it is not a zero-sum competition with traditional financial services firms. Joshua Bateman reports.

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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

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Opinion

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.

Why rising demand for healthcare is creating investment opportunities in China

rising demand, healthcare, investment, opportunities, China, Robert St Clair, Investment Strategy, Fullerton Fund ManagementRobert St Clair, head of investment strategy at Fullerton Fund Management, explores the reasons investors should be paying attention to the rising demand for healthcare in China.

Executive Interviews

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

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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.