Trading

Sep 06, 2013

KoreaKorea should introduce a multi-year currency liberalisation framework, argues Aaron H Kwon of Summit International Capital, as MSCI further delays an upgrade to developed market status.

Sep 06, 2013

Phishing poleReturns far greater than those in other regions are luring lenders into Asia’s securities lending markets. Judith Evans finds that South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia may hold the greatest untapped potential in the short to medium-term while China and India remain frontier territory.

Sep 06, 2013

SceneryThe abundance of certain crops in Brazil means there is nowhere to put it all. Andrew Short considers the investment opportunity in storage.

Jun 05, 2013

Woman in bathtubNeither the much anticipated Qualified Domestic Limited Partner appears to be taking off, nor are foreign hedge fund managers allowed into the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor scheme. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds out how hedge fund managers are finding at other ways to expand.

Jun 05, 2013

The share of long/short equity hedge funds in Asia has fallen as the market matures and investors increasingly seek strategies that are less correlated to underlying markets. Stefanie Eschenbacher looks at the numbers.

Jun 05, 2013

Music sheetsExchanges in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region look to sing from the same hymn sheet with the establishment of the Asean Exchange Link. Judith Evans finds that operators are sceptical that the link-up heralds a unified capital market.

Apr 12, 2013

Toy-soldiersHeadline writers sometimes need to resist the temptation to use inflammatory phrases as they try to attract readers, finds Stefanie Eschenbacher. But why lead with currency wars when there is something as arresting as Abenomics?

Sep 04, 2012

Sports-carToday the majority of Asians who go overseas to study return quickly to share in the bounty of opportunities their homelands present, finds Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Sep 04, 2012

QDLPThe past seven months have seen more action from China’s regulators than the previous ten years combined. Z-Ben Advisors’ Michael McCormack discusses the Qualified Domestic Limited Partner programme.

Sep 04, 2012

BabyForeign institutional investors and speculative local individuals have traditionally been the big players in Asian equity markets. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds this is changing as countries are starting to develop their pension systems.

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Investing in tomorrow’s world

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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.

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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.

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