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By Christina Wang , Bernadette Tio
6 hours ago
Eastspring replaces Singapore chief; HSBC shuffles wealth heads; PGIM Real Estate names new research head; Morgan Stanley Asia wealth COO exits; Bank of Singapore adds ...
By Bernadette Tio
14 hours ago
JP Morgan Asset Management's new sub-advisory partnership with Indonesian fund firm Mandiri Investasi may herald more such deals, amid growing local demand for global assets.
By Joe Marsh
14 hours ago
Hedge funds are having a bad year in general, but Asia-focused strategies are suffering the most, thanks to poor performance and negative sentiment on China, says eVestment.
By Christina Wang | 14 hours ago
In the first of two articles on Chinese fund managers moving offshore, we look at the challenges they face in building an overseas business. Estimates suggest only one in five ...
By Toby Yiu | 1 day 14 hours ago
Richard House of Standard Life Investments expects Asian asset owners, notably Taiwanese life insurers, to raise allocations to emerging-market bonds as they strive to boost ...
By Joe Marsh | 1 day 19 hours ago
The US bank’s HK securities business has been hit with sanctions for internal control failures. This reflects the growing regulatory burden, particularly for big firms, ...
By Richard Newell | 2 days ago
Following the bold move by UK investment veteran Neil Woodford to scrap fund manager bonuses at his firm, industry experts explain why they don't see the idea catching on in Asia.
By Richard Newell | 2 days ago
Hong Kong's securities regulator wants to strengthen its oversight of the senior executives of companies licensed in the city but who are based elsewhere.
By Joe Marsh | 2 days ago
Diego Parrilla has joined Old Mutual Global Investors in Singapore to promote its new gold and silver fund and develop absolute-return strategies.
By Richard Morrow | 2 days ago
The pension fund will gradually reduce its fixed income allocation in favour of alternative assets until 2021, says head of investment strategy Richard Park Chunsuk.
By Joe Marsh | 2 days ago
Ku Yuen-Leung has had his licence suspended for 18 months in Hong Kong for making bid orders to inflate the share price of Agricultural Bank of China.
By Alison Tudor-Ackroyd | 3 days ago
The hire of Lee Sanghoon as Korea head is a clear signal of intent that private equity group TPG plans to come back to that market with a vengeance.
By Joe Marsh | 3 days ago
The UK property asset manager has set a hard cap of $1 billion for LaSalle Asia Opportunity V, with the first close scheduled for October. It has already made an acquisition.
By Toby Yiu | 3 days ago
The Swiss fund house has cited difficulties faced by foreign firms in setting up wholly foreign-owned enterprises for Chinese private fund businesses, but remains committed to ...
By Richard Newell | 3 days ago
The state fund is the latest institution to incorporate factor investing into its long-term strategy. CIO Matt Whineray shrugs off concerns some have raised about smart-beta ...
By Sponsored Profile | 3 days ago
More flows are likely into insurance-linked strategies, private equity and trend-following strategies/CTAs, given the benefits of such investments, argues LGT Capital Partners.
By Toby Yiu | 4 days ago
Following the announcement of an ETF trading link to be created between Hong Kong and China, industry players outline the features they most want to see from its establishment.
By Richard Morrow | 4 days ago
The agency responsible for inward investment in Thailand may add headcount as it seeks to boost capital flows from foreign investors.
By Richard Newell | 4 days ago
Sovereign wealth funds were the best performing category for AsianInvestor's 2016 listing of asset owners and the only one whose top 10 members posted positive AUM growth.
By Joe Marsh , Bernadette Tio , Richard Morrow | 19 August 2016
KIC and Bank of Korea veteran Choo starts at World Bank; Manulife AM hires Singapore head of fixed income; Invesco's Asia head of product leaves Hong Kong; Citi loses head of ...
By Toby Yiu | 19 August 2016
China’s second biggest insurer by AUM is aggressively building its overseas portfolio and is set to pour as much as another $16 billion into offshore investments in the ...
By Joe Marsh | 19 August 2016
EFG Asset Management has hired a Singapore head amid uncertainty over its parent bank's takeover of Swiss rival BSI. AsianInvestor spoke to Moz Afzal, the fund firm's global CIO.
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 Richard Newell | 19 August 2016
Negative rates have failed to spur domestic demand, and while institutions have been driven to invest more offshore, they now face other issues, says Mark Konyn of insurer AIA.
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 | 18 August 2016
The Canadian insurer wants to build on its mainland life insurance and funds JVs by entering the pensions market. It is also looking at putting a wealth management branch in ...
By Toby Yiu | 18 August 2016
China bond funds are growing at the expense of balanced and money-market products and as institutions increasingly favour 'tailor-made' mutual funds over segregated accounts.
By Joe Marsh | 18 August 2016
The launch of Shenzhen Connect will not spark big flows into Chinese stocks given current price levels and concerns about mainland market access, says the French bank.
By Joe Marsh | 18 August 2016
Despite asset outflows and a big profit decline in the first half, the Hong Kong fund house is focused on overseas expansion, with the hire of its first group COO and a new ...
By Bernadette Tio | 17 August 2016
Hong Kong's Private Wealth Management Association is speaking with the city's regulators about making the account-opening process for wealthy mainlanders more efficient.
By Richard Morrow | 17 August 2016
The fund house has hired Richard Mo, formerly of JP Morgan Asset Management, to drive its China plans, which could include an onshore presence. AsianInvestor spoke to Asia MD ...
By Toby Yiu | 17 August 2016
The long-awaited trading link received approval yesterday and is set for launch in December with no aggregate volume limit and exchange-traded funds to be included next year.
By Joe Marsh | 16 August 2016
Meanwhile, emerging-market stocks and private equity will provide the best returns over the next five years, predicts the US asset management and custody group.
By Joe Marsh | 16 August 2016
The Swiss fund firm is actively targeting Japanese banks and insurers for the first time and generally increasing its focus on that market, deputy Asia-Pacific head Jürg ...
By Bernadette Tio | 16 August 2016
Southeast Asian regulators, notably in Singapore, should make it easier for insurers to buy foreign and alternative assets, says Alan Yip, head of Asia insurance strategy at JP ...
By Richard Newell | 16 August 2016
After only a week, a quarter of the sharia-compliant part of the $160 billion state pension fund has been taken up by members. But the institution is unlikely to run all of its ...
By Richard Newell | 15 August 2016
China and Japan saw declines in institutional investor AUM, but several Asian markets posted asset growth, according to AsianInvestor research. We take a look at the results in ...
By Toby Yiu | 15 August 2016
Minsheng Royal Asset Management, the mainland's second biggest segregated-account subsidiary, has received a six-month ban, as Beijing starts consulting on tighter capital rules.
By Christina Wang | 15 August 2016
Asian bonds are offering considerably higher yields than their European counterparts, hence institutions' preference for the former, says Peter Ryan-Kane of Willis Towers Watson.
By Bernadette Tio | 12 August 2016
The Swiss insurer has raided Italian rival Generali for a new regional head, who has 20 years' experience in the region's insurance industry.
By Christina Wang , Bernadette Tio , Toby Yiu | 12 August 2016
StanChart PB brings in Yong-Haron, Tse; Julius Baer poaches Klenk from UBS; Noah names HK chief; Diamond Lee exits OMGI; Invesco hires in Australia; BNPP IP raids BlackRock in ...
By Joe Marsh | 12 August 2016
Gold ETFs drew record first-half inflows, as the metal’s price soared amid global uncertainty. The recent investment momentum may be slowing, but allocations are tipped ...
By Toby Yiu | 12 August 2016
The Chinese firm is postponing its UK plans due to Brexit-related uncertainty and lower foreign demand for RMB assets. Still, it expects mandates from European investors to ...
By Richard Newell | 12 August 2016
The Independent Insurance Authority is expected to struggle to fill some 300 vacancies, given the limited pool of industry talent, particularly in specialist areas such as ...
By Richard Newell | 11 August 2016
While Southeast Asian nations have forged ahead with new risk-based capital rules, other countries, such as Hong Kong and Korea, are seen to be lagging.
By Joe Marsh | 11 August 2016
Mifid 2 will force brokers to detail how commission payments are being spent. Asian asset owners may demand the same level of disclosure, says Leonard Ng of Sidley Austin.
By Joe Marsh | 11 August 2016
Lam Chun-Yin and Yeung Chok-Cheong received the sanctions for activities they conducted while working at United Simsen Securities in Hong Kong.
By Christina Wang | 11 August 2016
Despite net redemptions and poor returns from hedge funds globally in the first half of 2016, Asian asset owners are widely expected to raise their allocations to the asset class.
By Joe Marsh | 10 August 2016
The new asset manager won its licence in Hong Kong last week, having been formed in March by a group of experienced industry executives.
By Toby Yiu | 10 August 2016
Chinese insurance firms' assets soared last year thanks to a boom in high-cash-value policies, but they may struggle to meet these liabilities, say industry observers.
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