By Richard Newell
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Investors can expect to see listed property and infrastructure vehicles in India early next year, says Peter Verwer, CEO of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association.
By Bernadette Tio
22 minutes ago
Passive products' lack of retrocession fees remains a barrier to their take-up by private banks, but there is demand from independent asset managers.
By Christina Wang
20 hours ago
The $18.6 billion Public Service Pension Fund has invited pitches for its first global multi-asset portfolios. Three managers will manage a total of $600 million.
By Richard Newell | 1 day ago
Research shows that Asian Reits have produced solid long-term performance, hence the flows they have been attracting. But caution is advised following a strong run for the sector.
By Christina Wang | 1 day ago
The $276 billion state retirement fund will hire China Everbright Limited for the new mandate as part of its push into direct equity and private equity investments.
By Toby Yiu | 1 day 16 hours ago
Mainland provinces are set to sign contracts with the National Council for Social Security Fund, which will hand portfolios to firms approved to run public pension fund assets ...
By Christina Wang | 2 days ago
Insurers in Taiwan have been tactically allocating to higher-risk fixed income, including high yield, mortgage bonds and private loans, as well as using ETFs more, say fund ...
By Joe Marsh | 2 days ago
UK-based Newton Investment Management, which runs several funds with Asia exposure, has hired a new head of dealing to replace Anthony Russell.
By Toby Yiu | 3 days ago
China's sovereign wealth fund has reportedly appointed another senior executive, as it seeks to bring its management up to full strength following a period of staff upheaval.
By Alison Tudor-Ackroyd | 3 days ago
Jimmy Phua discusses the Canadian pension fund's latest investment, its reliance on long-term partners and its plans for the coming years.
By Richard Morrow | 3 days ago
The trading venue's founder and chief executive says robo-advisers and smart-beta strategies may be eye-catching for yield-starved investors, but they are relatively untested.
By Bernadette Tio | 6 days ago
Principal Global Investors is moving to target wealth managers more aggressively in Asia, with sub-advisory seen as a potential area of growth. Its new global head of wealth ...
By Joe Marsh | 6 days ago
Portfolio manager Bryan Collins does not expect to see mainland bonds included in global bond benchmarks for at least a year. He also plays down concerns about the onshore debt ...
Ontario Teachers seeks Asia head; Vanguard shuffles leadership; Fidelity promotes Daisy Ho; Jupiter hires for EM debt; MBK Partners loses Kung; State Street names alts chief; ...
By Alison Tudor-Ackroyd | 19 October 2016
Japanese investors need to carefully sift through a bumper crop of funds raising capital. Smaller gems may outperform.
By Toby Yiu | 19 October 2016
The two Korean managers are planning to set up onshore wholly-owned entities, which are seen as important vehicles for foreigners to win domestic China mandates amid deregulation.
By Richard Newell | 18 October 2016
New Zealand's sovereign fund will transition away from fossil fuels and seek new investments in alternative energy, energy efficiency and infrastructure, said chairman Adrian Orr.
By Toby Yiu | 18 October 2016
Multi-asset solutions are the new rage among China's mutual fund companies following deregulation and disappointment in single-asset products.
By Toby Yiu | 18 October 2016
Niche mandates offset otherwise dismal outflows as sovereign wealth funds pull back from portfolios in broad financial markets.
By Christina Wang | 18 October 2016
HSBC data shows huge appetite for Chinese renminbi-denominated securities in run-up to expected inclusion in global bond indices.
By Richard Newell | 17 October 2016
MSCI head Henry Fernandez identifies those Asian institutions engaged in the most sophisticated use of smart-beta tools.
By Richard Newell | 17 October 2016
US fund managers report a surge in activity from investors wanting exposure to infrastructure, both direct and listed
By Bernadette Tio , Richard Newell | 14 October 2016
While local managers played down the risks of uncertainty, foreign observers suggest a period of underperformance would not be surprising.
By Bernadette Tio | 14 October 2016
Rich people in Asia Pacific increasingly trust wealth managers but aren't giving them much more money to manage, found Capgemini's latest Asia Pacific wealth survey.
By Christina Wang , Bernadette Tio | 13 October 2016
Deutsche Bank's struggles have impacted its Asia wealth management business; Temasek appoints Goldman banker in New York; SLI shifts EM debt PM to Asia.
By Christina Wang | 13 October 2016
Uncertainty in Western markets and better yields in Asia will slow institutional allocations to global real estate, and may boost domestic markets.
By Joe Marsh | 13 October 2016
The fund house has seen its Asia fixed income assets grow 50% in the past year off the back of rising investor interest, and expects them to at least double within the next ...
By Bernadette Tio | 13 October 2016
The Edinburgh-based fund manager chose the city state as the base from which to build out its direct real estate investment capability in Asia. It appointed four executives to ...
By Bernadette Tio | 13 October 2016
Bento just launched its part robo, part human advisory service for wealthy investors, and is already looking to expand into Hong Kong, the Middle East and Europe.
By Toby Yiu | 12 October 2016
Occupational annuities for 400 million civil servants are expected to become larger than longstanding pension schemes for companies.
By Christina Wang | 12 October 2016
The Bureau of Labor Funds, which oversees the country's public pension assets, uses ETFs, including smart-beta and leveraged/inverse products, but wants to see a wider domestic ...
By Richard Newell | 12 October 2016
In the first of a two-part interview, MSCI's chairman and chief executive tells AsianInvestor how China's market regulators can get A-shares included in its global EM indices.
By Bernadette Tio | 11 October 2016
Singapore's central bank demonstrated its increased zeal to enforce anti-money laundering laws by revoking Falcon Private Bank's licence and heavily fining DBS and UBS.
By Bernadette Tio | 11 October 2016
The Singapore-based boutique is looking to invest directly into private markets on behalf of its clients and on the public side has started using Mercer's fund-of-hedge-funds ...
By Richard Morrow | 11 October 2016
The head of the $3.8 trillion fund house, Bill McNabb, outlines the opportunities the firm is considering on the mainland and elsewhere in Asia.
By Christina Wang , Bernadette Tio , Toby Yiu | 7 October 2016
StanChart cuts global UHNW head in reshuffle; Credit Suisse names Thailand wealth head; Friends Provident continues reorganisation; Taiwan FSC chair resigns; Sun Life creates ...
By The Editors | 7 October 2016
The newsletter is not publishing on October 10, which is a public holiday in Hong Kong.
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 | 7 October 2016
In the first of two articles on how HP Wealth Management is revamping its allocation strategy, managing partner Urs Brutsch explains why he plans to use factor-based funds.
By Richard Newell | 6 October 2016
Having hired its first trader in Singapore, the US fund house is opening a branch in Japan and plans to add more staff in the region as part of an international push, AsianInves...
By Christina Wang | 6 October 2016
Emerging-market equities still have room to rise, but EM bonds face potential problems that could scupper their rally, says Tai Hui, the fund house’s chief market ...
By Joe Marsh | 6 October 2016
The Korean venture capital firm aims to final-close at the end of this year, as it taps foreign investors for the first time for what would be its biggest fundraise.
By Toby Yiu | 5 October 2016
The Lion City's funds industry recorded just 4% growth in assets under management last year, but alternative investments swelled by 29%, largely driven by private-market ...
By Bernadette Tio | 5 October 2016
Luigi Vignola, head of of markets and advisory solutions Asia at the private bank, is eyeing the potential impact of the merger of Janus Capital and Henderson Global Investors ...
By Toby Yiu | 4 October 2016
The Canadian asset manager has poached Emily Chew from index provider MSCI for the global role in Hong Kong, amid rising asset owner interest in sustainable investing.
By Richard Newell | 4 October 2016
The asset manager intends initially to hire two executives to originate transactions locally, in response to rising infrastructure activity in Australia, AsianInvestor can reveal.
By Co-published | 4 October 2016
It is crucial to identify which parts of an investment portfolio need treatment to make it work better. Here are some practical examples of weaknesses that could be detected ...
By The Editors | 4 October 2016
Executives from state funds, pension schemes, insurers and private banks gathered in Beijing for our third China Global Investment Forum. We present a gallery of photos.
By Co-published | 4 October 2016
Which risk do you see as being the most significant for EM investors today: US interest rate rises, a hard landing in China, currency volatility, global trade barriers or ...
By Staff Writers | 4 October 2016
The deal will give the two fund firms more consistency and scale – which they will badly need in an increasingly tough environment for active managers, say industry ...
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