Equities

Mar 07, 2023

acquire, India, asset managerAssetCo, the acquisition vehicle founded and chaired by Martin Gilbert, has agreed to buy Ocean Dial Asset Management (ODAM), which manages the India Capital Growth Fund.

Feb 14, 2023

market, trendsThe global funds industry may have suffered the biggest outflows since the 2008 financial crisis, but investors in Asia Pacific have weathered the bear market better than their global peers, according to industry data.

Feb 07, 2023

distribuition, asian, asiaGlobal fund manager abrdn has hired Tina Tong to the newly-created position of head of wholesale distribution, Hong Kong.

Jan 31, 2023

ESG, market share, equity, AsianAsian ESG funds are growing at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world, according to research from Barclays.

Jan 24, 2023

Chinese, rabbitChina’s equities market has enjoyed a healthy start to the year thanks, in part, to growing optimism from fund managers and investors.

Jan 17, 2023

China, ESGFund managers in Singapore believe Asia will be the best-performing region in the global economy this year, with China leading the way.

Jan 17, 2023

Schroders, ChinaUK asset manager Schroders has become the latest firm to secure regulatory approval to establish a wholly foreign-owned fund management business in mainland China.

Jan 17, 2023

Hong KongUS fund manager Allspring Global Investments is expanding its international footprint with a new office in Hong Kong.

Dec 13, 2022

fund, BlackRock, ApacGlobal asset manager BlackRock has announced the shuttering of its Asia Pacific Equity Income Fund due to a decline in assets under management.

Nov 22, 2022

equitiesLondon-based, emerging markets fund manager Ox Capital Management has launched a Ucits fund investing in Asian (ex-Japan) equities.

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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.