Fixed income

Oct 23, 2018

The impact of financial technology, developments in Asian passporting and the promise of new markets in Thailand were among the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.

Oct 23, 2018

PasturesJulie Becker of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange talks about the role the exchange provider plays in bringing together various players in sustainable finance, including through a ‘window’ for socially responsible investment (SRI) funds.

Oct 02, 2018

China Construction BankChina’s second largest bank has listed its first overseas green bond, worth €500 million ($576 million), on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Sep 11, 2018

JP_Morgan_Hong_KongJP Morgan Asset Management has named two new fixed income staff in Hong Kong and a hedge fund specialist in Singapore.

Aug 07, 2018

China_property_developersInvestors have been advised to avoid corporate bonds issued by small property developers in China in favour of bonds from larger issuers in the sector.

Jul 31, 2018

Taipei_dragonsFixed income specialist Pimco has received a licence from the Taiwanese authorities to set up an onshore entity in Taipei.

Jul 24, 2018

Singaporean_dollarsNikko Asset Management has launched what it says is the first corporate bond exchange-traded fund (ETF) to be denominated in Singaporean dollars.

Jul 03, 2018

ProfitAsset managers in Asia say they will focus their marketing on multi-asset and bond products to meet a widespread demand for funds that generate reliable income.

Jun 26, 2018

Chinese_indicesState Street Global Advisors (SSGA) says it will lend out some of the securities held by a fund investing in Asian bonds “to potentially enhance returns”.

Jun 12, 2018

An initiative by the Luxembourg Stock Exchange aims to improve the visibility of data about Chinese green bonds in Europe.

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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

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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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