Investment strategy

Apr 29, 2024

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.

Mar 27, 2024

MAS talks up asset managers’ role in decarbonisationThe asset management market has a “key role” to play in the development of decarbonisation and digitisation, according to the head of Singapore’s financial regulator.

Jan 12, 2024

Julius Baer strengthens Southeast Asia teamSwiss private bank Julius Baer has appointed Mun Joo Ng as head of its Southeast Asia team.

Jan 10, 2024

JPMorgan AM allies with Thai fund managerJP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has entered into a strategic partnership with Thailand-based Kasikorn Asset Management (KAsset).

Dec 20, 2023

Nikko AM Tikehau Capital partnershipJapan’s Nikko Asset Management looks set to team up with French asset manager Tikehau Capital in a strategic alliance focused on Asia.

Nov 21, 2023

singapore investor surveyAlmost three-quarters of investors in Singapore believe they are entering a new era of monetary policy and market behaviour based on increased inflation and interest rates, according to a survey.

Oct 27, 2023

Fund managers are monitoring the US’s recent ban on certain Chinese tech investments to assess their potential impact on investment strategies in the tech sector and China-related opportunities, reports Piyasi Mitra.

Sep 08, 2023

Asia-based investors have the greatest appetite for impact investing, suggests a recently published study.

Sep 07, 2023

Singapore, LGIMUK asset manager Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) has expanded its presence in Asia Pacific following the opening of its first Singapore office.

Aug 31, 2023

Chinese yuanAn overwhelming majority of institutional investors believe that China’s yuan is on the cusp of attaining reserve currency status in several countries, suggests recent research.

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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.