Equities

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.

Jun 11, 2019

Indian_rupees.Flows into Indian equity mutual funds saw a resurgence in May following the re-election of Narendra Modi as prime minister.

Apr 30, 2019

China_growthMSCI’s decision to increase the weight of China A-shares in its global benchmarks from 5% to 20% starting in May “could lead to upwards of $70 billion in equity flows into the A-share market in 2019”, according to HSBC Global Asset Management.

Apr 23, 2019

The UK arm of Japanese asset manager, Nomura, has launched a Global Sustainable Equity Fund targeting companies that are aiming to make a positive impact on the environment and society.

Apr 09, 2019

Asia-Pacific_globeAberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has appointed Ben Sheehan as a senior equity investment specialist for the Asia Pacific region.

Mar 12, 2019

Miyajima_gateNorthern Trust Asset Management has appointed Magellan Asset Management Limited as a sub-adviser to the recently-launched Anchor MFG Global Equity Fund.

Mar 12, 2019

Indian_elephantAssets under management (AuM) held by private equity and venture capital fund managers based in India totalled $28 billion as of June 2018, representing nearly a threefold increase over a decade ($10 billion).

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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.

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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

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.