Investment strategy

Feb 14, 2023

risk, portfolios, asiaVolatility poses the greatest risk to portfolios, suggests a recent study of fund selectors in Asia.

Feb 01, 2023

Japan, climateJapan considers itself not just a pioneer in climate finance, but also a champion of the now widely held view that richer countries should help poorer countries.

Jan 31, 2023

Indonesia, Fitch, takafulDespite expectation of growth in 2023, Indonesia’s takaful sector is facing some long-term challenges due to limited demand.

Jan 24, 2023

China, 2023, assets,Economics will prevail over fearmongering and politics, writes Dr Xiaolin Chen, head of international, KraneShares.

Jan 24, 2023

Singapore, fund managerIndependent wealth advisor Leo Wealth is set to expand its presence in Singapore following its acquisition of Jachin Capital.

Jan 17, 2023

China, ESGFund managers in Singapore believe Asia will be the best-performing region in the global economy this year, with China leading the way.

Jan 10, 2023

esg, HSBCGlobal bank HSBC has sought to bolster its ESG credentials in the Asian investment market with the addition of a green infrastructure team.

Jan 10, 2023

singapure, investment, open, europeSingapore-based asset manager DPA Investment is planning to expand to Europe with the opening of a trading office.

Jan 10, 2023

Covid, restrictions, travelFund managers in Hong Kong have welcomed the easing of travel restrictions with mainland China put in place to curb the rise of Covid 19.

Jan 03, 2023

engagementKorea’s largest institutional investor, the National Pension Service (NPS), intends to increase its engagement with its portfolio companies after the appointment of a new chief investment officer.

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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.