Equities

Oct 23, 2018

/Emerging_marketsSouth Africa-based Investec Asset Management has added to its Asian and emerging market equity team by appointing Nidhi Mahurkar as an investment director.

Oct 23, 2018

Thai_marketAssets in Thailand’s mutual funds market rose by 0.46% between January and September, according to statistics recorded by the Association of Investment Management Companies.

Oct 23, 2018

The impact of financial technology, developments in Asian passporting and the promise of new markets in Thailand were among the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.

Oct 23, 2018

Hong_KongWill a local funds hub supersede the Caymans as the principal domicile for alternative funds in Asia? These and other issues were discussed at a Hong Kong event hosted by Caceis, at which Funds Global Asia was media partner.

Oct 23, 2018

FusePrivate equity funds have attracted huge numbers for capital-raising this year following a record-breaking 2017. but, asks Mark Latham, can the momentum continue?

Oct 16, 2018

IndiaCoupland Cardiff, a boutique asset manager specialising in Asian equities, is launching a fund focused on the Indian subcontinent to tap into the opportunities of a large domestic market.

Oct 16, 2018

SydneyNorthern Trust Asset Management has hired Scott Bennett in the newly created role of head of quantitative research for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Oct 09, 2018

Online_trainingMobile and web broker Huanying International will offer clients a suite of services from financial technology firm Ayondo under a new partnership.

Oct 02, 2018

Stock Exchange of ThailandCinnober Financial Technology has penned a seven-year licensing deal with the Stock Exchange of Thailand to supply its multi-asset class trading infrastructure.

Sep 04, 2018

Chinese_dragonHalf of investment professionals in a poll expect Chinese equities to generate a return of more than 5% in the next 12 months and a fifth expect the return to exceed 20%.

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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.

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

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

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.