Fixed income

Mar 26, 2020

Global_assetsAssets in regulated open-ended fund assets worldwide increased 3.1% to €52.7 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to figures published by the European Fund and Asset Management Association (Efama).

Mar 03, 2020

Tiananmen_squareJP Morgan has begun adding China’s government bonds to its Government Bond Index Emerging Markets (GBI-EM).

Feb 25, 2020

Face_maskBond managers in Europe are digesting the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, where the government bonds market has seen significant buying in recent months.

Jan 14, 2020

Emerging_marketsThe prospects of select emerging markets, especially in Europe and Asia, rank high relative to other asset classes, says Michael Kruger, investment analyst at Morningstar Investment Management South Africa.

Dec 12, 2019

Romil_PatelInvestors will often build a portion of bonds into their portfolio to offset uncertain economic, political or global times, such as now, where safe investments are a key part of a well-balanced portfolio.

Dec 12, 2019

Asian_foodIn 2019, global money poured into assets perceived to be safe, from US Treasuries to gold. Much of the flight towards quality trades has been driven by the escalating trade war between the US and China, writes Romil Patel.

Dec 12, 2019

Chris_AldersonHaving a balanced portfolio in the midst of the longest expansion in history is an investment imperative, Chris Alderson, co-head of global equity and head of international equity at T Rowe Price International, tells Romil Patel.

Dec 10, 2019

Islamic_bankingJapan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has struck a partnership with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to develop and promote green and sustainable sukuk, the Islamic equivalent of bonds.

Dec 10, 2019

AustralasiaGarreth Innes has been promoted as the head of Australian fixed income at Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), the firm has announced.

Dec 02, 2019

ESGGovernment bonds make up much of the fixed income universe, but this is a problem for bondholders as environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors for countries are less developed than for corporates.

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Investing in tomorrow’s world

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Opinion

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

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Why rising demand for healthcare is creating investment opportunities in China

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Executive Interviews

Executive interview: PGIM CEO on where the ESG flowers should bloom

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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

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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.