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By Andrew Foxwell , Leigh Powell
3 days ago
The cross-border funds initiative will be launched on July 1, the SFC and CSRC said in a statement, laying the foundation for the two sides to jointly develop a fund regulatory...
By The Editors
3 days ago
Last night AsianInvestor celebrated its Asset Management Awards with the cream of the industry. Here we reveal four winners announced on the night, and explain why they won.
By Bernadette Tio
3 days ago
The consultancy has established an investment fund centre in Singapore to cater to growing numbers of managers which are expanding outside their home markets. PwC is looking to ...
By The Editors | 3 days ago
We will not publish our daily newsletter on May 25, which is a public holiday in Hong Kong to mark the Buddha's birthday.
By Jame DiBiasio | 3 days ago
Although many investors are increasingly leery of fixed income given the likelihood of rising US interest rates, Asian hard currency bonds can deliver a reasonable total ...
By Oliver Jones , Toby Yiu | 4 days ago
Neuberger Berman hires Asia PE chief; Navis boosts HK team; Jih Sun recruits new GM; Acion takes on portfolio managers; Sidley Austin makes PE hire; and HK SFC names new ...
By Min Ho | 4 days ago
Vanguard will today launch Hong Kong's first S&P 500 exchange-traded fund. A lack of liquidity for non-China ETFs in the city could be addressed via future access to Stock Connect.
By Richard Newell | 4 days ago
Clarity in mission and flexibility to invest are vital if institutional investors are to take a long-term view and free themselves of near-term performance pressure, an ...
By Bernadette Tio | 4 days ago
With passporting still in its infancy, funds distribution looks set to be transformed by 2030. The future could include full transportability of funds in Asia, underpinned ...
By Toby Yiu | 4 days ago
Russell Investment Management has sold its stake in the private manager joint venture it ran with the Ping An group. The move reflects growing disenchantment over JVs as ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 5 days ago
Institutional investors are placing greater demands on fund managers, but the business opportunities are also becoming far bigger in Asia Pacific, executives tell an AsianInvest...
By Bernadette Tio | 5 days ago
Senior female presence in the Asian asset management industry is still poor, according to new research. But women enjoy higher rates of gender equality in Asian financial ...
By Bruno Lee | 5 days ago
Hong Kong's funds industry must work with authorities to develop models and products to cater to investors at home, on the mainland and overseas, says the chairman of industry ...
By Bernadette Tio | 5 days ago
Hang Seng Bank saw a flood of new customers sign up for its fee-based online investment account last month, which it attributed to rising stock prices. The new customers are ...
By Toby Yiu | 6 days ago
Regulator sets out beneficial ownership situation for Stock Connect's foreign investors, months after the trading link went live. The move could pave the way for the launch of ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 6 days ago
Jeremy Grantham, chief investment strategist at asset manager GMO, predicts agriculture faces severe upheaval as a result of climate change. This is the second of a two-part ...
By Stuart Leckie | 6 days ago
More than half a century after Britain suggested its colony introduce a pension system, Hong Kong's MPF system is constantly attacked for perceived inadequacies. Here we ...
By Toby Yiu | 6 days ago
The CSRC plans to widen money market funds' investment scope in an attempt to encourage innovation. The regulator also wants fund managers to put more emphasis on risk management.
Offshore RMB bonds delivered lacklustre returns for most of the first quarter but have recently seen a significant turnaround as liquidity conditions have improved drastically. ...
By Bernadette Tio | 18 May 2015
The Japan-based manager has moved an executive to Hong Kong to pursue distribution deals with private banks and local fund houses. It has also relocated an investment team to ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 18 May 2015
Jeremy Grantham, chief investment strategist at asset manager GMO, predicts oil prices will return to $100 a barrel, but GDP growth will disappoint. This is the first of a ...
By Oliver Jones | 18 May 2015
The head of an Asia private equity fund has criticised the time-consuming nature of co-investments, saying it does not fit with his need for fast decision-making. And high ...
By Min Ho | 18 May 2015
Only a handful of Asia-based alternatives managers applied for a licence to market funds in the UK last year, new data reveals, as they wait for the EU to finalise regulations. ...
By Toby Yiu | 15 May 2015
The asset manager sees the first ChiNext ETF as a way for bearish managers to short the controversial high-growth Shenzhen board. It comes amid concerns over the small-cap ...
By Nick Hadow | 15 May 2015
As AsianInvestor's anniversary articles continue, today we look at Singapore. High hopes for the Lion City's mutual funds were dashed by financial crisis, disease, and the ...
By Oliver Jones , Andrew Foxwell | 15 May 2015
Allianz GI names new Asia chief; Fidelity makes senior private banking hire; SocGen unveils new global markets team; Azentus alumni find new homes; and CVC recruits Japan head.
By Richard Newell | 15 May 2015
Managers and service providers in Hong Kong's pensions market are struggling to cut costs as new rules on fees weigh down on them, industry players say. Up to a third of MPF ...
By Bernadette Tio | 14 May 2015
The Hong Kong bank's head of investment products wants to add thematic funds onto its platform, with a particular eye on old-age industries. The bank also aims to offer more ...
By Blair Pickerell | 14 May 2015
AsianInvestor today launches a series of articles examining the history and future of Asia's investment industry. Here we analyse the crucial role played by Taiwan in the ...
By Toby Yiu | 14 May 2015
Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi aims to expand into equity index funds after launching its first mobile money market fund this week. It comes after several years of explosive ...
By Richard Newell | 14 May 2015
Bringing Asian institutions up to speed with global best practice in portfolio construction will be one of the key topics to be discussed on a panel at our Asian Investment ...
By Oliver Jones | 13 May 2015
Singapore has approved the launch of the first liquid multi-manager alternatives fund for retail investors. Franklin Templeton hopes to take advantage of retail investors ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 13 May 2015
The attraction of the internet is luring high-net-worth Asians away from wealth managers as they look for investment opportunities in blogs and social media, raising questions ...
By Toby Yiu | 13 May 2015
Fundraising hits a record high, driven by an accelerated product approval process and soaring equity prices. Concerns are raised over its effect on an ongoing talent shortage ...
By Min Ho | 13 May 2015
SFC recovers $191m for investors; Singapore retail market opens up; Algo trading put under the microscope; Saudi restricts foreign buying to 10%; and hedge funds urged to ...
By Leigh Powell | 12 May 2015
The $430 billion Korean pension fund has outlined plans as it seeks to diversify away from a domestic home bias. It is also looking to set up a new foreign exchange platform.
By Richard Newell | 12 May 2015
Listed real estate investments could get a boost from tax harmonisation being implemented across the region, the head of Asia's real estate investment association tells ...
By The Editors | 12 May 2015
AsianInvestor celebrated its 15th birthday on Thursday, May 7 with a drinks party at Azure bar in Hong Kong's Central district. A collection of photos from the celebration can ...
By The Editors | 12 May 2015
We publish our 15th anniversary edition, split into two sections: one focusing on the development of asset management over the last 15 years, the other looking to its future.
By Toby Yiu | 12 May 2015
China's securities regulator has warned mutual funds to reduce their exposure to Shenzhen's ChiNext stocks, according to media reports. The allegations have highlighted the ...
By Leigh Powell | 11 May 2015
The US firm may look to base institutional staff onshore to tap opportunities directly, says Rachel Farrell, its regional head of sovereign and institutional strategy.
By Andrew Foxwell | 11 May 2015
The London-based asset manager is looking to sign up 3-4 retail distributors in Asia over the next year and will hire another salesperson for Singapore. Its CEO tells AsianInves...
By Toby Yiu | 11 May 2015
China’s rapid pace of liberalisation over the past six months surprised market observers, a forum hears. However, they do not expect the channels for foreign investment ...
HFT gets new CEO; Old Mutual appoints SE Asia chief; Mercer makes Asean hire; SkyBridge recruits in Seoul; Columbia gets Taiwan GM; Citadel executives quit; M&G boosts team; ...
By Richard Newell | 8 May 2015
As China's pension market develops, AMP Capital's stake in a major mainland pension insurance firm is set to be a key growth asset, its international CEO tells AsianInvestor.
By Bernadette Tio | 8 May 2015
Thailand's funds association has appointed the research house to review the classification of the country's products. It comes on the back of new rules requiring publication of ...
By Min Ho | 8 May 2015
There has been a lot of noise about the provision of low-cost, automated strategic asset allocation portfolios to retail clients. But the economics doesn't add up, says ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 8 May 2015
More rich families and family offices in Asia are doing club deals and co-investments, but these come with their own perils. Our family office forum hears some key tips.
By Leigh Powell | 7 May 2015
Martin Gilbert, CEO of Aberdeen AM, foresees partnerships and acquisitions between fund houses and financial technology firms, saying the spend on digital needs to be massive.
By Bernadette Tio | 7 May 2015
The bank transfers its head of Indian markets to head of sales for wealth management and family offices in Asia Pacific within global markets. It comes on the back of a major ...
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May 2015 Magazine
AsianInvestor Magazine

What's in this issue

The story of asset management across Asia
Industry timeline, 2000-2015
Jeremy Grantham discusses future trends
Technology shift to separate the winners