Equities

Aug 27, 2019

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) is set to acquire UK-based asset manager TT International (TTI) in a $188 million deal.

Aug 27, 2019

UK bank Barclays has promoted Matt Pecot, current head of equities Asia Pacific, to the role of head of markets Asia Pacific.

Aug 20, 2019

Investec Asset Management has announced the appointment of Amy Leung to bolster its China equity investment team.

Jul 31, 2019

Great_Hall_of_the_PeopleA discretionary asset class not too long ago, investors are facing increasingly little choice other than to look at China – whether it is through public or private markets, according to JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM).

Jul 23, 2019

Forbidden_City_GateAberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) is set to offer UK investors a route into China with the launch of a fund investing in China A-shares in August, subject to regulatory approval.

Jul 16, 2019

Global ETPs inflowsGlobal exchange-traded products (ETPs) attracted $113.9 billion (€101.5 billion) throughout the second quarter of this year, bringing the total year-to-date inflows to $218.6 billion.

Jul 05, 2019

Asia_ice_creamCompared to other institutional investors, how diligently are insurance companies incorporating ESG factors into their portfolios? It’s complicated, writes Fiona Rintoul.

Jul 05, 2019

Tai_HuiAs the US-China trade war ramps up with a hike in levies, Tai Hui, chief market strategist for Asia-Pacific at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells Romil Patel where he identifies investment value.

Jul 04, 2019

ShanghaiMore than ever, China’s markets are opening up to foreigners. Romil Patel looks at how this is working in practice.

Jul 04, 2019

Eurozone_stocksMario Draghi has been doing “whatever it takes” to save the euro. But managing eurozone equities is still a difficult task. World-leading companies in some sectors can help, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

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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

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Executive interview: Nicolas Moreau’s orderly transition

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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.