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By Toby Yiu
9 hours ago
China's Shandong province and the National Council for Social Security Fund sign a deal for a Rmb100 billion mandate in a bid to boost returns. Shandong becomes the second ...
By Andrew Foxwell
9 hours ago
The asset manager has used its Rmb1 billion RQFII quota to launch three China-focused funds in Singapore. The funds focus on either A shares, fixed income, or a combination of ...
By Oliver Jones
9 hours ago
Baring Private Equity Asia's property fund will focus on Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia. The new fund illustrates investor caution as well as a desire amongst others to ...
By Richard Newell | 9 hours ago
As frontier countries increasingly target foreign direct investment and offer similar financial incentives, their need to advertise other economic attractions has been ...
By Leigh Powell | 1 day 9 hours ago
Attractive valuations, economic revival and a drive to improve corporate earnings and return on equity will see asset owners go back to Japanese equities, says Chris Sunderland ...
By Toby Yiu | 1 day 9 hours ago
China's asset management free-for-all harbours risks which need to be tackled with new rules, senior executives have said. They want the responsibilities and liabilities to be ...
By Hugo Cox | 1 day 9 hours ago
Reform of Ucits rules in Europe would allow more sales of direct lending and other credit products to Asia investors. The call for change comes as the European Commission ...
By Oliver Jones | 1 day 9 hours ago
New survey by city's securities regulator highlights hedge funds' shift to equity-focused strategies and a greater focus on China. And investors in Hong Kong and the Americas ...
By Min Ho | 2 days ago
Chinese mutual funds have been given permission to buy Hong Kong-listed shares through Stock Connect without the need of a QDII licence. The move is seen as a bid to boost ...
By Andrew Foxwell , Toby Yiu , Oliver Jones | 2 days ago
As fund house Fidelity breaks the $1 billion QFII cap, China's regulators are hastening the liberalisation of the investment scheme. Part of the motivation is seen as a bid to ...
By Leigh Powell | 2 days ago
Commentators look favourably on domestic stocks due to economic revival and the end of deflation, combined with a drive to enhance corporate value, hears an AsianInvestor forum.
By Oliver Jones , Andrew Foxwell | 5 days ago
OMGI hires for EM debt role; TPG takes on Asia MD; PE specialist joins Weil; MD to run MCAM's new HK office; and Stoxx creates Australia, NZ role.
By Min Ho | 5 days ago
The outcry over new rules compelling foreign firms to buy Chinese IT equipment could force authorities to back down, according to the head of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China.
By Bernadette Tio | 5 days ago
The pension fund is considering issuing new mandates to external managers this year, as it attempts to diversify its holdings by increasing its investments in international ...
By Toby Yiu | 5 days ago
China's largest life insurer is in talks with foreign managers over raising its overseas exposure as it considers further outsourcing. Other insurers could follow suit, as the ...
By Hugo Cox | 5 days ago
A European bank regulator's proposals to curb shadow banking have been criticised over the extent to which they could be applied to EU-based asset management firms.
By Toby Yiu | 6 days ago
A senior banker says China's plans to combine the QFII and RQFII schemes will give investors more flexibility in repatriation of funds and futures hedging. Investors are also ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 6 days ago
Likening index-hugging investors to wildebeests, Richard Fisher, just-retired head of the Dallas Federal Reserve, says the central bank won’t get in the way of the lions.
By Richard Newell | 6 days ago
Michael Wu's appointment as head of Greater China will see him take charge of both the asset management and asset servicing divisions of Northern’s business in the region.
By Toby Yiu | 6 days ago
China Construction Bank has launched the first RQFII money-market ETF onto the UK markets. The move comes as the lender seeks to tap growing European demand for investments in ...
By Leigh Powell | 25 March 2015
Yang Yuanqing, chairman and CEO of the world’s largest PC maker, tells a forum he sees vertical collaboration at the heart of improving customers’ user experience ...
By Min Ho | 25 March 2015
HK hedge fund wins advert dispute; CFFEx lists 10-year bond futures; SFC considers dual-share structures; MAS to probe cases with police; Iosco agrees on Asia roadmap; and BIS ...
By Oliver Jones | 25 March 2015
The growth in credit-linked investment products has been spurred on by non-bank lending in Asia, where companies have been providing the corporate funding which banks are often ...
By Oliver Jones | 25 March 2015
With the already low price of oil predicted to be subdued for some time, opportunities in the Asia energy sector have seen alternatives credit managers break new records in the ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 24 March 2015
The legacy of Singapore’s visionary leader extends beyond Confucian values or authoritarian capitalism.
By Min Ho | 24 March 2015
The ex-president of the European Commission has told a conference in Hong Kong that major structural reforms have put the EU on the path to growth. He also warned of the threat ...
By Toby Yiu | 24 March 2015
The CSRC has awarded Australia's first RQFII licence to a Vanguard subsidiary. And with the renminbi scheme expanding rapidly, last week Deutsche revealed it had received ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 24 March 2015
The Italian insurer's investment chief is keen on boosting its Asia asset allocation in several classes. Currently the firm is focused on China and India, but Nikhil Srinivasan ...
By Toby Yiu | 23 March 2015
China’s second-largest insurer increased its alternatives asset allocation last year, but said it was keeping in place risk controls. Analysts have warned that a slowing ...
By Leigh Powell | 23 March 2015
Japan’s powerful distributor is marketing a corporate value fund to capitalise on the nation’s new corporate governance drive. But it sees only a narrow window of ...
By The Editors | 23 March 2015
AsianInvestor names the best in investment performance and distribution as well as our marquee winners in our fifth annual awards in South Korea.
By Richard Newell | 23 March 2015
The Singapore sovereign wealth fund's CIO Lim Chow Kiat says that while he is keen for longer-term relationships with external managers, many investors do not share his ...
By Andrew Foxwell , Oliver Jones , Leigh Powell | 20 March 2015
CLSA loses global trading head; L&T’s India CEO joins Crisil; CME hires regional chief; Vontobel adds RMs; Morningstar bolsters equity team; Mitsubishi UFJ appoints CEO; ...
By Bernadette Tio | 20 March 2015
The regulator holds talks with the exchange-traded fund industry as it considers increasing cross-listings in Hong Kong. The city's ETF market has faced criticism over its ...
By Richard Newell | 20 March 2015
The superannuation fund's CEO, Adrian Orr, reaffirms its philosophy of long-term investing after media criticism of losses it suffered in a loan investment to a failed ...
By Oliver Jones | 20 March 2015
Cordea Savills will triple its Asia AUM with the acquisition of asset manager SEB, in a deal announced yesterday. The rebranded real estate manager will focus on investments in ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 20 March 2015
Old Mutual Global Investors has recruited Simon MacKinnon to help drive the asset manager's Asia-Pacific expansion. Shanghai-based Mackinnon previously worked at PE firms SMC ...
By Toby Yiu | 19 March 2015
CSOP Asset Management has become the first Chinese manager to independently list an ETF in the US. The launch was months late because a shortage of RQFII quota forced it to ...
By Min Ho | 19 March 2015
European and US fund managers are being forced into data management by a rising tide of regulations while those in Asia are taking a more proactive approach, the author of a ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 19 March 2015
Fund managers' greatest fear is geopolitical crisis followed by debt defaults in China, while sentiment towards emerging markets as a whole has plunged, finds a buy-side survey.
By Joe Marsh | 19 March 2015
In an exclusive interview with AsianInvestor, Budianto, Bank Indonesia's head of reserve management, discusses the possibility of new investments and the central bank's use of ...
By Oliver Jones | 18 March 2015
Vontobel-owned structured product platform Deritrade has signed up four buyside clients, in the latest attempt to move ahead of rival Contineo in the race for private banking ...
By Toby Yiu | 18 March 2015
Five foreign fund managers have been given $100 million quotas under Shanghai's alternatives investment scheme. The new QDLP batch is more diverse and includes real estate ...
By Leigh Powell | 18 March 2015
The veteran investor and Amundi’s CIO for Asia ex-Japan reveals a couple of tips about Asia’s markets to a table of journalists over lunch in Hong Kong.
By Andrew Foxwell | 18 March 2015
Mutual fund shoppers in China increasingly depend on websites for information on investments, a new poll shows. But investors in Asia appear to be using more traditional ...
By Min Ho | 17 March 2015
As she leaves office, former MPFA chairwoman Anna Wu says there are many ways the Hong Kong government could lower MPF pension costs, including by launching its own fund products.
By Oliver Jones | 17 March 2015
Amid a perception that investors are moving away from a 'home bias', HSBC is launching more regional equity funds based on their global equivalents. It is making them available ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 17 March 2015
Assets in Asia exchange-traded funds rose by 4.4% to $118 billion in February, according to a new report. And Deutsche has identified currency-hedged ETFs as one of the key ...
By The Editors | 17 March 2015
In this video clip, the firm’s regional investment director Jeffrey Tan talks about the importance of building internal capabilities and his approach to private equity.
By Min Ho | 16 March 2015
Data-mining techniques are growing in popularity in industries around the world, but opinion is divided as to whether they can be effective tools for asset managers.
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