Insurers in the region are eyeing more tactical asset allocation and increasingly using ETFs to that end, finds BlackRock research. They are also targeting illiquids, above all ...
China's debt levels have risen sharply since the 2008 crisis but Beijing will be able to manage the deleveraging process, argue executives from Matthews Asia and BlackRock.
Foreign asset managers under the QDLP scheme may be deterred from setting up private fund businesses in China because of constraints on cross-border investing and fundraising.
Korea's flagship state retirement fund has chosen the two asset managers to run a fund-of-hedge-funds mandate of up to $1 billion, which is expected to rise to $2 billion over ...
Greenwich Associates has singled out four fund houses for the high level of their institutional investment service quality, as asset owners increasingly seek specialist advice.
The London-based private equity secondaries specialist firm has added an investment principal to its team, amid rising interest in these types of assets.
Fund managers say the global hunt for yield is exacerbating the liquidity problems in Asian bond markets and have their doubts about how the issue can be resolved.
Institutional appetite for real estate continues to swell, with deals such as Qatar Investment Authority's purchase of Asia Square Tower 1 pointing to rising interest in Asian ...
Progress has been made in making China stocks more accessible, but obstacles remain before they can be included in emerging-market benchmarks, says index provider MSCI.
China has awarded the Rmb250 billion investment quota – second only to Hong Kong's Rmb270 billion – as it steps up its push to attract capital and secure A-share ...
BlackRock has poached from a local firm to fill the role. Meanwhile, the US asset manager is not yet bullish on Japanese stocks despite their heavy fall this year.
The asset-management industry is beset by challenges; we have come up with five we consider the most crucial. First up: the question of systemically important institutions.
The UK fund house has set up offices in Beijing and the Shanghai free-trade zone, and as many as 15 more are said to be making similar moves or considering doing so.
The asset manager has appointed product strategy veteran Doug Walls, a former BlackRock executive, to the newly created post.
Institutional investors and fund houses in Asia are using ETFs more for multi-asset and smart-beta strategies and for replacing futures exposure, with growth tipped to accelerate.
The A-share crash has resolved issues such as over-leveraging, says Helen Zhu, BlackRock’s head of China equities, who feels there's a turning point in sight in certain ...
iShares will launch its new MSCI-linked A-share exchange-traded fund at a time of negative sentiment on Chinese equities and into an already crowded space.
US-based Neuberger Berman has poached from BlackRock to fill the post, which was vacated in July, and has applied for a licence to manufacture products locally.
The fund house will put fundamental and quantitative equities under one head in Asia and combine its infrastructure and property units globally in a real assets group. Its ...
UBS Asset Management plans to launch three or four products under the Shanghai QDLP scheme, amid rising interest from Chinese investors in foreign assets.