Equities

Nov 15, 2022

Equites_fundMan GLG, the discretionary investment arm of Man Group, has launched an Asian equites fund.

Nov 08, 2022

avivaUK fund manager Aviva Investors has named former Franklin Templeton executive Richard Surrency as head of Asia Pacific.

Nov 01, 2022

Fung Capital, InvestcorpHong Kong-based asset manager Fung Capital has partnered with Bahrain-based alternatives manager Investcorp to launch a US$500 million fund aimed at companies in China’s Greater Bay Area (GBA).

Nov 01, 2022

Nikko Asset ManagementJapan-based Nikko Asset Management has named Hiroshi Yoh as global head of investment.

Sep 20, 2022

Indian rupeesBarings Private Equity Asia (BPEA) has completed what it claims is one of the biggest fundraises by an Asia-based private equity firm.

The Baring Asia Private Equity Fund VIII pulled in US$11.2 billion for its final close, surpassing its $8.5billion target.

Aug 09, 2022

Shanghai_streetDavid Whitehouse explores the global implications of new voluntary guidelines developed by insurer Ping An and other Chinese companies.

May 20, 2022

Denny Fish, a tech portfolio manager at Janus Henderson, believes tech’s recent volatility was the result of valuation adjustments as equity markets recalibrate for an era of higher interest rates.

May 20, 2022

Attractive valuations, less harsh regulation and the easing cycle of China’s monetary policy mean some managers may be turning positive on the country. Peter Guy speaks to two regional portfolio managers.

Mar 08, 2022

14.10 HandshakeLondon-based boutique Crux Asset Management has formed a strategic alliance with Swiss-based Union Bancaire Privee Privé (UBP) to bolster its equity offering in Asia.

Oct 26, 2021

Japanese votersJapan’s new prime minister - seen as the status quo candidate when he succeeded his party colleague Yoshihide Suga recently - is to contest a general election this weekend. As a result, there was little early prospect of the kind of structural reforms that would excite markets, David Whitehouse reports.

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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.