Philippines

By Bernadette Tio | 2 December 2016
Fund managers are pushing for Rodrigo Duterte's new government to set up a defined contribution scheme, but others are not convinced about such a move.
By Bernadette Tio | 16 November 2016
The $10 billion Social Security System has been planning to award portfolios to external fund houses for the first time, but must wait for a new chief to be named before it can ...
By Bernadette Tio | 31 October 2016
Mike Ferrer, managing director of ATR Kim Eng Asset Management, wants to put defined-benefit scheme reform on President Rodrigo Duterte’s agenda.
By Bernadette Tio | 7 October 2016
DBS's group consumer and wealth head discusses Southeast Asia's prospects during a panel with the CEO of Malaysia's Employees Provident Fund and Macquarie's Asia chief.
By Bernadette Tio | 5 October 2016
Life insurance firms in the Asean region are considering how to prepare for stricter capital rules over the coming two years, which are set to make certain investments more costly.
By Bernadette Tio | 22 September 2016
In the first of a two-part article, AsianInvestor outlines how Southeast Asian insurers are finding it ever harder to cover their liabilities, amid low bond yields and looming ...
By Bernadette Tio | 14 September 2016
The 40-year veteran of emerging markets supports Rodrigo Duterte and remains overweight on the Philippines, despite the controversies courted by the tough-talking president.
By Bernadette Tio | 12 September 2016
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has upset world leaders and conducted a brutal crackdown on drug users, yet fund managers remain keen to invest into the country.
By Bernadette Tio | 5 September 2016
Senior executives at the Canadian insurer’s Malaysian and Philippine units explain how risk capital charges will further exacerbate the investment challenges they face.
By Bernadette Tio | 30 August 2016
Fund houses in the Philippines hope the central bank will soon allow feeder structures to invest in any Ucits product, citing fund passporting as a further incentive for this ...
By Bernadette Tio | 19 August 2016
Lombard Odier has struck a new partnership with the Philippines' UnionBank and it is now eyeing other markets in Southeast Asia, says the firm's Asia head of private banking.
By Bernadette Tio | 18 August 2016
The Swiss private bank has partnered the Philippines' UnionBank to expand its private banking footprint in the region.
By Bernadette Tio | 24 May 2016
Asset managers are hoping to see changes under new president Rodrigo Duterte that will boost take-up of investment products. But this does not look to be an immediate government...
By Bernadette Tio | 9 May 2016
With the Philippine presidential election to take place today, fund managers say frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte would be effective despite the controversy hounding the Davao City ...
By Joe Marsh , Bernadette Tio | 29 April 2016
Yesterday’s signing of the memorandum of cooperation for the Asia Region Funds Passport has sparked calls for jurisdictions to address the unequal tax treatment of ...
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