Trading

Jul 12, 2021

Tzu-hsin_WuTzu-hsin Wu, chairman of the Taiwan Futures Exchange, breaks down “the new normal” in the derivatives trading landscape.

Jun 22, 2021

Taipei dragonsThe Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) is to launch a second range of “mini” equity index futures focused on electronics stocks.

Dec 22, 2020

Digital ageSingapore bank, DBS, has partnered with the Singapore Exchange (SGX) to launch a members-only digital bourse.

Sep 29, 2020

Calastone distribution reportFunds network Calastone has expanded its presence in southeast Asia after signing its first clients in Malaysia and the Philippines while adding new clients in Singapore.

Aug 27, 2019

Global custodian HSBC has heralded its first T+3 settlement in China’s Interbond Market (CIBM) as a potential boon for overseas institutional investors looking to access China’s fixed income market.

May 07, 2019

OutsourcingAlmost 80% of Australian-based superannuation funds and asset managers would consider using an outsourced trading solution to assist with end-to-end trade execution and middle office needs, a Northern Trust survey shows.

May 07, 2019

Hong_Kong_Stock_ExchangeThe Hong Kong stock exchange has adopted a simplified structure offered by Euroclear Bank for the trading of European exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Dec 11, 2018

ETF_screenThe Bursa Malaysia will permit short-selling of all types of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) from January 2.

Oct 30, 2018

Singapore_Exchange_buildingAsian fund management company Phillip Capital Management’s third exchange-traded fund (ETF) launched on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) on October 29, 2018.

Oct 23, 2018

PasturesJulie Becker of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange talks about the role the exchange provider plays in bringing together various players in sustainable finance, including through a ‘window’ for socially responsible investment (SRI) funds.

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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.