Alternatives

Nov 01, 2022

Singapore, SBAIAn alliance of institutional investors and alternative asset managers has launched an advisory committee to promote industry standards.

Oct 25, 2022

Hedge Funds, Asia, HFRHedge funds focused on emerging Asia have recorded their biggest losses in years in the latest quarter.

Oct 25, 2022

Singapore, asset management, The asset management sector in Singapore saw a surge in assets last year as it capitalised on the pandemic-induced restrictions imposed in rival domiciles such as Hong Kong and China.

Jun 28, 2022

Singapore skylineSwiss bank UBS has expanded its wealth management operations in Singapore with a number of executive appointments.

Jun 14, 2022

Asia globeUS-based alternative investor Ares Management is to set up a dedicated wealth management operation in Asia.

May 31, 2022

HSBC towerHSBC has named Mathieu Forcioli as global and Apac head of alternatives within the bank’s investment and wealth solutions (IWS) division.

May 20, 2022

Litigation finance is an established alternative asset class in the US, Europe and Australia. Now it’s starting to look attractive in Asia-Pacific too, writes Peter Guy.

Feb 01, 2022

Malaysian flags Malaysia-based Maybank has teamed up with investment services firm SEI for the launch of a liquid alternative fund.

Sep 14, 2021

HSBCA new direct real estate team has been put together by HSBC Asset Management (AM) as it looks to develop its Asian alternatives business.

Aug 16, 2021

The infrastructure investment needs in Asia Pacific are enormous – underpinned by strong economic growth, relatively underserved existing infrastructure and favourable macro and demographic themes, writes Simon La Greca of AMP Capital.

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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

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

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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.