ETFs

Oct 25, 2022

ETF, UOB, Singapore, Ping An Fund Management, MoU, SGX, SZESingapore's UOB Asset Management and Ping An Fund Management have listed the first ETF to avail of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZE).

Sep 20, 2022

ETF diceGerman asset manager DWS has partnered with Nippon Life India Asset Management for the launch of a Ucits ETF tracking Indian government bonds.

Jul 19, 2022

ETF blocksAsset manager Matthews Asia is expanding its ETF portfolio with a trio of fund launches.

Jun 21, 2022

AcquisitionSouth Korea-based Mirae Asset Global Investments has completed its acquisition of Australia-based ETF Securities.

Jun 14, 2022

ETFsState Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has named Jermyn Wong as head of SPDR ETF Singapore.

Apr 19, 2022

Sustainable investingGerman asset manager DWS has announced plans to change the index for two of its Asia-focused ETFs to one that benchmarks ESG factors.

Apr 12, 2022

ETFsKorea’s Samsung Asset Management has expanded its ETF capabilities after buying a 20% stake in US-based Amplify Holdings.

Mar 22, 2022

ETF diceHong Kong-based fund manager Value Partners has appointed Hyund Do Kim as senior director and head of ETF business and Korea sales.

Jan 11, 2022

ETF blocksThe stock exchanges of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen have reached an agreement to add ETFs to the Stock Connect scheme.

Jan 04, 2022

ETF blocks 1Japan’s central bank significantly reduced its purchase of local equity in 2021 according to end-of-year sales figures.

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Industry comments

Investing in tomorrow’s world

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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

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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

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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.