Fixed income

Mar 04, 2021

Global_real_estateIndustry experts offer their views on the real estate market’s resilience, discuss its main challenges and identify which subsectors are gaining momentum.

Mar 02, 2021

Bonds newspaperUS fixed income specialist, Pimco, has named Alec Kersman as head of Asia Pacific.

Feb 02, 2021

China growthChina is central to the long-term strategy of international investors, despite geopolitical obstacles generated by Covid-19 and US-China trade tensions during the latter days of the Trump administration.

Jan 19, 2021

Bond indicesPushback from some Japanese investors is threatening to derail the much-anticipated inclusion of Chinese government bonds on a widely used benchmark.

Jan 05, 2021

Singapore MerlionFive thematic investment funds aimed at retail investors in Singapore have been launched by Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM).

Dec 08, 2020

BlockchainA blockchain proof of concept for the digital issuance of retail bonds in the Philippines has been successfully completed by Standard Chartered.

Nov 05, 2020

COVID_19Terry Pan, chief executive for Greater China, southeast Asia and Korea at Invesco Asia Pacific, tells us about managing a business during Covid-19, opportunities on the continent and US-China decoupling.

Nov 05, 2020

Elizabeth_AllenClose to a quarter of global investment grade bonds are yielding negative rates. This is perhaps no surprise, as policy rates have been slashed to record lows in response to the pandemic, writes HSBC’s Elizabeth Allen.

Sep 29, 2020

Bonds newspaperGlobal fund managers have reacted positively to the decision of FTSE Russell to include Chinese government bonds in its World Government Bond index from October 2021.

Sep 22, 2020

Climate_change_treeManulife Investment Management has unveiled a new ESG strategy focused on Asian credit.

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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.

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.