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By Joe Marsh | 1 day 19 hours ago
This further underlines the US fund house’s commitment to its Chinese business, coming on top of its two batches of QFII quota.
By Joe Marsh | 8 April 2014
Ryan Stork will transfer to Hong Kong, following the promotion of Mark McCombe to a new global role. McCombe spoke to AsianInvestor about the Asian business and his new post.
By Joe Marsh | 7 April 2014
The head of retail and private bank distribution for Hong Kong and Southeast Asia is set to leave the region, with Asia retail head Damien Mooney assuming her duties, at least ...
By Yvonne Chan | 7 April 2014
Local hedge fund managers are better at navigating anomalies in Asian markets than their overseas peers, but the region's volatility risks is turning off some investors.
By Joe Marsh | 7 April 2014
Ryan Stork will transfer to Hong Kong, following the promotion of Mark McCombe to global head of institutional client business and chairman of BlackRock Alternative Investors.
By Georgina Lee | 26 March 2014
Amid retrenchment by other bond e-trading platform operators, UBS' move will enable clients to use Pin-FI from the start of the Asian day. Two traders have been relocated to ...
By Leigh Powell | 25 March 2014
The US house has hired to replace a 13-year veteran who opted to leave the firm. The incoming Korea head will be tasked with driving business growth when he joins in June.
By Min Ho | 11 March 2014
Moving from one huge US firm to another, Helen Zhu will head China equities at BlackRock as the asset manager continues to grow its Asian headcount.
By Leigh Powell | 7 March 2014
The top 15 active houses worldwide attracted over half of industry inflows last year, proving size matters. Their growth was driven by income funds, equity, multi-asset and ...
By Joe Marsh | 6 March 2014
Women are more cautious with money than men, but Hong Kong women are more confident than most, finds a BlackRock survey.
By Yvonne Chan | 4 February 2014
Global alternatives firms are increasingly taking part in corporate private lending, entering a market previously the preserve of Asian credit and distressed specialists.
By Georgina Lee | 24 January 2014
The product range on HK fund platforms must diversify beyond Asian underlyings to boost Chinese interest in mutual recognition, say asset servicers. That will mean more locally ...
By Yvonne Chan | 20 January 2014
Home is where the heart is for Asian institutions, which have begun to rekindle their interest in the region's hedge fund, property and private equity sectors, says BlackRock.
By Suzy Waite | 16 January 2014
The US asset management and servicing group also expects to add up to four more fund houses to its new separately managed accounts platform in the next three months.
By Leigh Powell | 13 January 2014
The fifth largest fund firm by regional assets teamed up with investors led by Ashwin Mehta to buy ING Site in Taiwan. This is the penultimate piece in the breakup of that ...
By Min Ho | 3 December 2013
Andrew Swan of BlackRock expects either continued low-beta returns or a resurgence from improved economic outlook and reforms. He sees reasons for optimism in China and India.
By Suzy Waite | 15 November 2013
BNP Paribas IP poaches BlackRock exec, Credit Agricole hires from BoA-ML, Julius Baer moves to new HK office, BNY Mellon launches new business in Japan, HK SFC appoints ...
By Suzy Waite | 8 November 2013
BlackRock poaches Manulife exec, Pinebridge names CIO, Eastspring appoints sales head, Blackpeak expands in Japan, A&M hires Korea officer, Service provider expands to Lion City
By Leigh Powell | 1 November 2013
The market is growing fast, but it will need to be reconciled with the onshore RMB market as Beijing targets full convertibility and reserve currency status. How far should it ...
By Suzy Waite | 29 October 2013
In anticipation of the US Federal Reserve curtailing QE, Asian insurers are seeking to diversify portfolios and shift away from benchmark investing.
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