Investment strategy

May 02, 2023

JPMorgan, China, funds business, US, asset manager, JP Morgan, JPMAM, international, rebrandUS asset manager JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has become the latest international firm to rebrand its China offering.

May 02, 2023

Asia, climate, China, industry, climate change, funds industry, Chinese, marketAn industry body dedicated to promoting climate change investing within Asia’s funds industry has launched a working group for the Chinese market.

Apr 18, 2023

Insurers in Asia Pacific are struggling to implement their net-zero plans for their investment portfolios due to a lack of reliable data, suggests recently published research.

Apr 11, 2023

Morgan Stanley, China, business

Wall Street firm Morgan Stanley has applied to establish a wholly-owned futures business in mainland China.

Mar 27, 2023

India, importance, global economy, Apple, iPhone, ChinaThe China Plus One narrative might affect “the world’s factory” and give opportunities for India and other countries well-placed to assume part of the global supply burden. Written by Natalya Zeman, equity investment director, Capital Group.

Mar 21, 2023

SuMi Trust, hires, senior, strategistJapan-based asset manager SuMi Trust has bolstered its investment strategy team with a new appointment.

Feb 28, 2023

AP Moller Capital, the asset management arm of Danish conglomerate AP Moller, has opened an office in Singapore as part of its plans to expand in Southeast Asia.

Feb 21, 2023

As Japanese households and companies wake up to the return of inflation for the first time in 40 years, investors should be prepared, explains Adrian Hickey, head of Japanese equities, Pictet Asset Management.

Feb 14, 2023

market, trendsThe global funds industry may have suffered the biggest outflows since the 2008 financial crisis, but investors in Asia Pacific have weathered the bear market better than their global peers, according to industry data.

Feb 14, 2023

Nikko AM, ESGJapan’s Nikko Asset Management (AM) has announced the establishment of its global sustainable investment, a move that consolidates its international ESG capability.

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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.

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.