Investment strategy

Aug 15, 2023

Franklin Templeton, KoreaUS asset manager Franklin Templeton has opened a contact office in Korea to support its work as the external investment manager for the National Pension Service of Korea.

Aug 07, 2023

In Q2 2023, China's financial sector underwent a robust rebound, with net flows reaching a notable RMB 1,226 billion, the highest since Q1 2021.

Aug 07, 2023

China saw an increase in venture capital investing during the first half of the year, bucking a downward trend for VC funding in wider Asia and the globe, experts said.

Jul 25, 2023

Philippines, The Philippines government has launched its first sovereign wealth fund.

Jul 11, 2023

HSBC, private banking, business, India, office, countryHSBC has strengthened its presence in India after opening its first private banking office in the country.

Jun 27, 2023

China, pensionsInternational asset managers could benefit from a reformed retirement market in China, according to a recently published study.

Jun 27, 2023

Playfair Asset Management, AustraliaAustralia’s funds market has welcomed a new entrant following the launch of Playfair Asset Management.

Jun 14, 2023

Leading, Back office, key, tech evolution, funds industry, transformational journey, yields, investor, Technology, Standard Chartered, Shikkoh Malik, funds landscapeThe funds industry is going through a transformational journey focused on generating enhanced yields and elevating the investor experience. Technology is a key driver propelling these initiatives. Standard Chartered’s Shikkoh Malik explains how the firm is leveraging modern technology to achieve efficiencies across the...

May 30, 2023

An overwhelming majority of international investment firms are set to increase the amount of capital they allocate to companies operating in the Apac region over the next five years, suggests a recently published survey.

May 16, 2023

AlTi, Singapore, wealth manager, asset manager, AlTi Tiedemann Global, acquisition, AL Wealth Partners, ALWPAnglo-American asset manager AlTi Tiedemann Global has expanded into Singapore following its acquisition of local wealth manager AL Wealth Partners (ALWP).


Industry comments

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.


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...


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.