Trading

May 16, 2023

Swap Connect, northbound trades, mutual access, interest swap rate, Hong Kong, China, tradesSwap Connect, the scheme that allows mutual access between the interest swap rate markets of Hong Kong and mainland China, has completed its first batch of northbound trades.

Apr 11, 2023

Morgan Stanley, China, business

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

Apr 04, 2023

ASIC, investigate, failed, ASX, blockchain, projectThe failed attempt by the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) to replace its Chess settlement system with a blockchain-based alternative is set to be investigated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Apr 04, 2023

Clearstream, QFI, status, Korea, GermanGerman post-trade services firm Clearstream has bolstered its presence in Korea after it was granted Qualified Foreign Intermediary (QFI) status by the Korean National Tax Service.

Feb 14, 2023

Hong Kong, SaudiThe Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) and the Saudi Tadawul Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore potential partnerships around fintech, ESG and cross-listings.

Jan 03, 2023

virtual, assetsHong Kong regulators have widened access to virtual assets to include retail investors.

Nov 22, 2022

SingaporeFX and digital assets exchange LMAX has expanded its technology infrastructure following the launch of a trade matching engine in the Equinix IBX data centre in Singapore, also known as SG1.

Nov 15, 2022

KoreaSingapore fintech and private market exchange ADDX has sold a stake to KB Securities, a subsidiary of KBFG, the largest banking group in Korea.

Nov 08, 2022

Indonesia stock exchange, IDX, MVGX,The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) is planning to develop carbon trading capabilities after entering into a partnership with Metaverse Green Exchange (MVGX), the Singapore-based fintech.

Oct 12, 2022

HSBC ChinaGlobal bank HSBC has expanded its private banking service into Western China.

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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.