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Jan 31, 2024

IMF calls for Apac climate data overhaulThe introduction of climate labels and climate impact scores will help ESG funds allocate more assets to Asian companies, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Jan 30, 2024

Chinese asset managers could be merged into CICSpeculation has mounted over the fate of three major asset managers in China following reports that they will be merged into the country’s US$1.24 trillion sovereign wealth fund.

Jan 29, 2024

Hong Kong prepares for spot bitcoin ETF applicationsChinese asset manager Harvest Fund Management has reportedly filed an application with Hong Kong’s Securities and Finance Commission (SFC) for a spot bitcoin ETF.

According to a report from Tencent News, Harvest intends to launch Hong Kong’s first such ETF after the Chinese New Year in February.

Jan 26, 2024

China and HK to expand Wealth Connect SchemeThe cross-border programme that links the wealth management markets of Hong Kong and mainland China is set to be expanded.

Jan 25, 2024

Hong_KongHong Kong-based digital assets manager HashKey Capital has collaborated with benchmarking firm FTSE Russell on the launch of three indexes for tracking digital assets.

Jan 24, 2024

Chinese regulators urge hedge funds to curb short-sellingHedge fund managers in China have been asked to restrict their use of short selling to further protect the country’s ailing equity markets.

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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

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.

Why rising demand for healthcare is creating investment opportunities in China

rising demand, healthcare, investment, opportunities, China, Robert St Clair, Investment Strategy, Fullerton Fund ManagementRobert St Clair, head of investment strategy at Fullerton Fund Management, explores the reasons investors should be paying attention to the rising demand for healthcare in China.

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.