Trading

Oct 12, 2022

AllspingAllspring Global Investments has further expanded its presence in Asia Pacific with the opening of an office in Singapore.

Aug 09, 2022

Swiss exchangeSIX Swiss Exchange has launched the China-Switzerland leg of the Stock Connect scheme that will enable cross-border trading between the respective stock exchanges of Switzerland, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Jun 14, 2022

Taipei dragons 1The Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) is set to expand its derivatives offering with the introduction of two new futures contracts.

May 10, 2022

Hong Kong Stock Exchange 2Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) has replaced outgoing chief operating officer (COO) Calvin Tai with John Buckley and Wilfred Yiu.

Mar 29, 2022

Blockchain chainThe Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) has announced another delay to the rollout of its long-awaited blockchain-based post-trade network.

Mar 15, 2022

Singapore skyline 2Singapore’s financial regulator has issued licences to two fintechs operating in the digital assets space.

Mar 15, 2022

Trader screensAll capital market intermediaries (CMIs) in Singapore must now execute their clients’ orders on the best possible terms following the introduction of new trading requirements.

Mar 08, 2022

Crypto exchangeADDX, the Singapore-based digital assets exchange aimed at private markets, has named Oi-Yee Choo as its chief executive.

Dec 07, 2021

Hong Kong Stock ExchangeThe Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is set to implement new rules designed to make the execution venue more attractive to overseas issuers.

Aug 02, 2021

Real_estateReal estate equities are in recovery. Despite ‘noise’ in the wider stock market, some property shares are back above pre-crisis levels, powered by demographic changes and currently boosted by inflation worries. Alex Rolandi reports.

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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.