Investment strategy

Feb 02, 2021

Hiring nowGerman asset manager Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) is planning to establish an onshore fund management business in China.

Feb 02, 2021

China growthChina is central to the long-term strategy of international investors, despite geopolitical obstacles generated by Covid-19 and US-China trade tensions during the latter days of the Trump administration.

Feb 01, 2021

AustraliaThe Covid-19 crisis will accelerate restructuring of Australia’s pensions industry according to a Funds Global survey, writes Bob Currie.

Jan 04, 2021

JapanWith a lockdown-free 2020 at an end, a new prime minister pledging more Abenomics and a vote of confidence from the world’s best-known investor, bullishness about the Japanese economy is growing, writes Tanya Ashreena.

Jan 04, 2021

BlueprintsAsian markets along with their global counterparts rallied when Joe Biden clinched the US Presidential election, but selectivity is still advised across the region, writes Lynn Strongin Dodds.

Jan 04, 2021

Asian_roundtable_Dec_2020As we head into 2021, our panel of experts in Singapore pore over the key risks that are not fully priced in, the impact of the incoming Biden administration on Asia and the dominant investment theme that is China. Chaired by Romil Patel.

Jan 04, 2021

Anh_LuDespite lower-than-hoped-for global growth, T. Rowe Price remains positive about a region whose domestic demand is holding up relatively well, writes Anh Lu, portfolio manager of its Asia ex-Japan equity strategy.

Dec 22, 2020

Japanese yen symbolVontobel Asset Management has opened a Tokyo office, marking the Swiss manager’s first onshore presence in the country.

Dec 15, 2020

Arrow upOptimism about long-term growth has increased among institutional investors in Asia Pacific despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to recently published research from State Street.

Dec 15, 2020

CoalA number of Asian coal producers have been cut from Swedish pension fund AP7’s equity portfolio as it expands its blacklist.

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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.