ETFs

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.

Sep 22, 2020

SingaporeThe first exchange-traded fund (ETF) to be authorised in Singapore under the new variable capital company (VCC) structure has appointed HSBC as its custodian and fund administrator.

Aug 25, 2020

HSBC Global Asset Management (HSBC GAM) has launched a new equity ETF aimed at Asia Pacific investors and companies looking to transition to a low carbon economy.

Jul 28, 2020

Actively managed ETFs and similar products saw over $7 billion of inflows in June, bringing the year-to-date net inflow figure to over $26 billion. This was nearly double the amount seen by the same time last year.

Apr 28, 2020

ETFsIndia’s mutual funds industry is seeing a significant uptick in activity in its passive segment with the launch of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and index funds.

Jan 21, 2020

ETF_screenHong Kong-based Mirae Asset Global Investments has launched three new ETFs with a China and ESG focus.

Dec 12, 2019

Hong_Kong_womanArmin Choksey and Conal McMahon of PwC says there is a large-scale and diverse demand for products in Asia-Pacific.

Oct 29, 2019

Gold_ETFState Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has unveiled a new physical-backed gold exchange-traded fund (ETF) for the Japanese market.

Oct 29, 2019

Internet ETFJapan’s Nikko Asset Management has awarded a custody mandate for a Hong Kong-domiciled internet exchange-traded fund (ETF) to BNP Paribas Securities Services (BNPP SS).

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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

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Executive interview: Nicolas Moreau’s orderly transition

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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.