ETFs

Sep 28, 2021

ETF diceHSBC has been appointed as the global custodian and administrator for the listing of Premia Partners’ Premia China STAR50 ETFs.

Mar 09, 2021

Female_boxerThe US government’s blacklisting of Chinese companies sent ripples through the ETF industry. Alex Rolandi reports on how sanctions may have had more impact on investors and index providers than on the country itself.

Mar 09, 2021

ETF screenInvesco has launched its first ETF covering China’s All Shares market.

Mar 04, 2021

Hong_Kong_roundtable_Feb_2021Our line-up of experts in Hong Kong considers the importance of fixed income ETFs, sustainability and the prospects of increasing China in the indices. Chaired by Romil Patel.

Feb 16, 2021

ETF dice 1China-based CSOP Asset Management has mandated Citi to service its first Hong Kong ETF to be launched under the open-ended fund company (OFC) regime.

Jan 19, 2021

ETF diceInvesco has launched two ESG-focused ETFs investing in listed companies in Japan and the Pacific region while focusing on the exclusion of “controversial” business practices.

Nov 17, 2020

ChinaChina and emerging market-focused ETFs were winners in October, when concerns about the US election and the second wave of Covid-19 hit fund flows for ETFs.

Nov 05, 2020

Hong_KongAssets under management in exchanged-traded funds are burgeoning, but growth is concentrated in the US and Europe, writes Fiona Rintoul.

Oct 13, 2020

ETF blocksLyxor, the ETF arm of French banking group, Societe Generale, his hired former Daiwa Securities man Hirosuke Uraoka as head of ETFs for Japan.

Sep 29, 2020

ETF diceJapan’s Nikko Asset Management has launched two new ETFs which it claims will be the lowest cost funds to track the Nasdaq 100.

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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.

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.