Fixed income

Jun 22, 2023

India, global, investors, Funds Europe, Funds Global Asia, India, investment, discussion, Brics, Indian, bonds, prizeFunds 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 prize many would think it to be.

May 16, 2023

Swap Connect, northbound trades, mutual access, interest swap rate, Hong Kong, China, tradesSwap Connect, the scheme that allows mutual access between the interest swap rate markets of Hong Kong and mainland China, has completed its first batch of northbound trades.

Apr 18, 2023

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

Feb 28, 2023

asia, bond fundSwiss fund manager Vontobel has launched a fixed income fund focused on Asian corporates.

Jan 31, 2023

ESG, market share, equity, AsianAsian ESG funds are growing at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world, according to research from Barclays.

Nov 29, 2022

fixed incomeGlobal asset manager Schroders has added a credit specialist to its Asia fixed income business.

Nov 01, 2022

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

Jun 07, 2022

Bonds newspaperGlobal fund manager M&G has appointed Guan Yi Low as head of fixed income in Asia Pacific.

Feb 01, 2022

HSBC towerHSBC Asset Management (HSBC AM) has launched an actively-managed fund that invests in Asian bond issuers with solid ESG credentials.

Jan 25, 2022

Bond market conceptDutch asset manager Robeco has appointed Thu Ha Chow to the newly created role of head of fixed income Asia.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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