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By Jackie Horne
10 hours ago
Watch out for a rising dollar, say fixed income fund managers, who believe the second half of 2017 will drive performance of debt in certain markets, in a reversal of what ...
By Joe Marsh
11 hours ago
Fund firms, broker-dealers and investment advisers can help plug gaps in Hong Kong’s responsible officer regime, says Julia Leung of the Securities and Futures Commission.
By Christina Wang
22 hours ago
The Bureau of Labor Funds has invited bids for $2.4 billion in domestic mandates, while the Public Service Pension Fund has handed $600 million to three foreign asset managers.
By Joe Marsh | 1 day 4 hours ago
Amid 18 months of poor performance, China-focused strategies have suffered heavy outflows and will likely continue to see low demand this year, says eVestment's head of research.
By Richard Morrow | 1 day 4 hours ago
The world's largest pension fund is conducting due diligence on environmental, social and governance indices and plans to expand its team by 10%, said president Norihiro Takahashi.
By Joe Marsh | 2 days ago
Another fund house has benefited from the closure of Syz Asset Management’s Hong Kong office with an appointment to its wholesale distribution team.
By Jackie Horne | 2 days ago
Being flexible and selective will be key to success in fixed income investment this year, say debt specialists. They tip high yield and, later in the year, emerging-market debt ...
By Richard Newell | 2 days ago
After a strong showing in 2016, the gold price has been pegged back by dollar strength and a positive outlook for the US. Still, demand from China is growing, notably through ...
By Jackie Horne | 3 days ago
In the first of a series of articles on the fixed income outlook for this year, fund managers say bond investors are not pricing sufficient inflation into their expectations.
By Alison Tudor-Ackroyd | 3 days ago
The history of investors trying to make co-investments with private equity firms or even go it alone is strewn with casualties.
By Joe Marsh | 3 days ago
The head of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Ravi Menon, has voiced concerns about policy measures against free trade, particularly in the US.
By Joe Marsh | 4 days ago
The US fund house has hired an executive from Syz Asset Management, which closed its Hong Kong office last month.
By Christina Wang , Joe Marsh | 13 January 2017
BLF names new head; Barings replaces Korea chief; UBS confirms Raju and Mahesh roles, adds in impact investing; HFSB expands Asia committee; Savills IM transfers Singapore ...
By Joe Marsh | 13 January 2017
After nine years at Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme, the winner of AsianInvestor’s 2016 lifetime achievement award is seeking a new challenge.
By Toby Yiu | 13 January 2017
Shanghai has drafted eagerly awaited changes to its qualified domestic limited partnership scheme. Foreign asset managers are also hoping for clarity on Chinese mutual fund ...
By Richard Morrow | 13 January 2017
Big Chinese insurers such as Anbang and Ping An are making strides into property. Korea's Poba is doing the same, and fund managers hope more smaller asset owners will follow suit.
By Richard Morrow | 12 January 2017
Asian institutions look set to continue their love affair with overseas property, but the coming year may test their resolve in light of lofty valuations and growing uncertainty.
By Christina Wang | 11 January 2017
Private bank LGT and JP Morgan Asset Management recommend selling emerging-market debt, but clients in Asia seem reluctant to do so.
By Richard Newell | 11 January 2017
China's E Fund and US asset manager State Street Global Advisors have signed a partnership on product development. But how will it really benefit each of them?
By Joe Marsh | 11 January 2017
Swiss private bank Syz has called time on its asset management business in the region, closing its Hong Kong office a decade after setting it up.
By Joe Marsh | 10 January 2017
The Swiss fund house has named its first Asia head of intermediary sales, but has no plans to tap the retail market in Hong Kong or Singapore. AsianInvestor spoke to the firm's ...
By Toby Yiu | 10 January 2017
With Sino-US tensions mounting over Donald Trump's plans for trade protectionism, among other things, mainland institutions are seen to be eyeing foreign assets outside America.
By Christina Wang | 10 January 2017
The country’s asset owners aim to increase their foreign exposure this year. In particular they are looking to buy US equity and investment-grade debt on price dips, say ...
By Alison Tudor-Ackroyd | 9 January 2017
Axiom, a private equity fund-of-funds firm, explains why it is putting more of its new $1 billion fund to work in markets such as South Korea and Thailand than ever before.
By Richard Newell | 8 January 2017
The main focus in early 2017 will be on the US, but may soon shift to concerns about Europe. Meanwhile, portfolio strategies are still being driven by ultra-low yields and high ...
By Christina Wang | 8 January 2017
Huang Chao-hsi will step down from the $106 billion state pension fund on January 16; his successor has not been announced yet.
By Christina Wang | 6 January 2017
SSGA replaces SE Asia client head; Indosuez WM names Asia chief; HSBC PB adds Indonesia coverage; StanChart investment advisory head exits; UBS WM shuffles Asean team; Credit ...
By Bernadette Tio | 6 January 2017
Some argue that hedge funds will benefit both from the support of US president-elect Donald Trump and increased volatility. But many institutions are reluctant to invest in them.
By Dr Insup Lee | 5 January 2017
Cho Jaemin returns to Korea's KB Asset Management with ambitious plans, as the firm considers putting offices in Singapore and the US to offset slow growth at home.
By Richard Morrow | 5 January 2017
The arrest of the CEO of Korea's National Pension Service amid allegations of corruption offers another example of why the fund should be freed from political meddling and ...
By Toby Yiu | 4 January 2017
The fund house is the first foreign firm to win approval to manufacture private funds for onshore institutional and high-net-worth clients. And further licences are in the ...
By Richard Morrow | 4 January 2017
The pension fund assigned a $50 million allocation into the alternatives asset class in December, and appointed three companies to operate it.
By Dr Insup Lee , Richard Morrow | 4 January 2017
The Korean pension fund picked the former investment head of Allianz's local business out of 28 applicants to run its asset allocations, and hired six firms to manage its ...
By The Editors | 3 January 2017
From Brexit to Trump via closures, consolidation, Chinese developments and a host of other big issues, AsianInvestor rounds up the most read article from each month of last year.
By Steve Dunthorne | 23 December 2016
It’s been a tough 2016. After a year of job cuts, political earthquakes and market uncertainty, we offer fun to look forward to in the year ahead.
By Christina Wang | 16 December 2016
Value Partners replaces CEO; SLI adds in business development; Credit Suisse PB appoints funds analyst; Citi adds cross-division sales head; Willis Towers Watson boosts ...
By Christina Wang | 16 December 2016
The private equity arm of the mainland group targets $500 million for the first close of a strategy that will largely invest in Asia and Europe. It ultimately hopes to raise $5 ...
By The Editors | 16 December 2016
We explain why New Zealand Superannuation Fund and Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund won our Institutional Excellence Awards for ESG and overall governance, respectively.
By Richard Morrow | 16 December 2016
The asset manager is awaiting its fourth wholly foreign-owned enterprise licence, which will allow it to run Chinese private funds for both local and offshore investors.
By The Editors | 16 December 2016
AsianInvestor's daily newsletter is taking a break and will resume on January 3. We hope you had a fulfilling 2016 and look forward to providing more insightful coverage in 2017.
By The Editors | 15 December 2016
We continue to reveal why AsianInvestor's Institutional Excellence Awards were handed out this year. Today: the winners in the market categories of Southeast Asia and Taiwan.
By Toby Yiu | 14 December 2016
The Hong Kong watchdog's investment products head pointed to the imbalance of fund flows under the mutual recognition scheme. She also commented on the SFC's fee-disclosure ...
By Toby Yiu | 14 December 2016
The mainland insurance watchdog is introducing new restrictions on insurers' equity investments, after the securities regulator slammed heavily leveraged takeovers.
By The Editors | 14 December 2016
Photos from AsianInvestor's Institutional Excellence Awards dinner in Singapore, honouring some of Asia's leading institutions.
By Christina Wang , Toby Yiu | 14 December 2016
Sandra Lu, partner of law firm Llinks, expects the first batch of wholly foreign-owned entities to register for private fund businesses in the next month or two.
By The Editors | 14 December 2016
The Korean national pension fund was named the leading asset owner in its home market and also won our prize for investment capabilities. We outline its impressive progress.
By Richard Newell | 13 December 2016
As the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority rolls out a new default fund for its members, one of the chief architects of pension reform in Hong Kong prepares to retire from the ...
By Toby Yiu | 13 December 2016
Fund executives put the territory well ahead of mainland Chinese cities and Singapore in this regard, despite certain reservations, finds a survey by BBH due for release today.
By Christina Wang | 12 December 2016
Taiwan's Bureau of Labor Funds will hand out 32 global portfolios on behalf of its sub-entities – 16 for ESG equity and 16 for absolute-return fixed income.
By Bernadette Tio , Joe Marsh | 11 December 2016
Global debt is less liquid, and Asian bonds more accessible, than in the past, notes Peter Ryan-Kane of Willis Towers Watson. Some clients have acted on the firm's advice.
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