Dec 13, 2023

Australia triples ETF investorsThe growth of Australia’s ETF market among retail investors looks set to continue, according to a research.

Nov 30, 2023

China’s ETF market has had inflows of US$55.97 billion so far this year, exceeding previous records for annual inflows.

Nov 27, 2023

Macquarie AM debuts active ETFs in AustraliaAustralia-based Macquarie Asset Management has launched its first actively managed ETF in its home market.

Aug 23, 2023

ETF, Japan, Nomura Asset ManagementNomura Asset Management is set to be the first firm to list an active ETF in Japan.

Jul 18, 2023

Apac, smart beta funds, turnaround, 2022 Smart, strategic, exchange traded products, ETPs, Asia Pacific, fortunes, data, MorningstarSmart or strategic exchange-traded products (ETPs) domiciled in the Asia Pacific experienced a reversal of fortunes in 2022, according to data from Morningstar.

Jul 18, 2023

Amundi, AI ETF, ai, ETF, Korea, French, KoreanNH Amundi Asset Management, the French firm’s Korean subsidiary, has announced the launch of an ETF focused on generative AI.

Jun 29, 2023

Taiwan, etfTaiwan's exchange-traded fund (ETF) market has defied global market trends, with assets reaching NT$2.3 trillion (US$74.9 billion) and a record-high 236 ETF listings in 2022.

Jun 20, 2023

Citi, Hong Kong, ETF servicing, Fubon Fund Management, Citi Securities Services, custody, fund services, thematic ETF, ETFsFubon Fund Management (Hong Kong) has selected Citi Securities Services to provide custody and fund services for its latest thematic ETF.

May 23, 2023

Singapore, Shanghai, ETF, exchanges, memorandum of understanding, MoU, capitalise, interest, marketsThe respective exchanges of Singapore and Shanghai have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) designed to capitalise on the growing interest in their ETF markets.

Apr 18, 2023

Global fund manager Franklin Templeton has appointed Benjarong Techamuanvivit to the newly-created role of head of Thailand business.


Industry comments

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.


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...


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.