Equities

Jan 15, 2024

Harvest to cull staff in Hong KongThe retreat from China’s mutual funds market appears poised to continue following the news that Chinese asset manager Harvest Fund Management is set to reduce staff in its Hong Kong unit.

Jan 11, 2024

Chinese equity ETFs enjoyed record inflows in 2023 as investors reacted to the slump in the country’s stock markets.

Jan 09, 2024

China’s securities regulator is reportedly set to lift a ban that prevents mutual fund managers from selling more stocks than they buy.

Jan 05, 2024

Stock exchanges in China have launched an equity benchmark for blue-chip stocks to boost the number of listings in specific prioritised sectors.

Dec 22, 2023

HKEX female CEOThe Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) has appointed its first female chief executive.

Dec 01, 2023

chinese insurer private equity fundTwo of China’s biggest insurers, New China Life Insurance (NCI) and China Life Insurance, are collaborating to launch a $7 billion private fund to invest in listed stocks.

Oct 31, 2023

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.

Oct 24, 2023

india paytm AI fundVijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder of Indian fintech and payment company, Paytm, is set to launch an investment fund focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and electric vehicle (EV) startups.

Oct 12, 2023

Sean Taylor has been named as chief investment officer (CIO) of Matthews Asia.

Oct 06, 2023

Two prominent US-based asset managers have decided to close their respective Asia funds due to an apparent lack of investor interest.

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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

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.