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By Oliver Jones | 7 January 2015
Asian asset owners are increasing allocations to real assets at faster pace than the global average, a survey finds, driven by high equity valuations and a poor fixed income ...
By Joe Marsh | 6 January 2015
The fund firm would be cautious about moving into direct sales, said Michael Marquardt, Asia chief operating officer, who has overseen a big rise in the size of his team in ...
By Min Ho | 19 December 2014
The asset manager has named a trio of heads for its exchange-traded funds businesses in Asia; they are transfers from Copenhagen, London and New York.
By Bernadette Tio | 18 December 2014
The moves comes after the US fund house had gained a dominant share of Julius Baer's shelf space following the Swiss bank's acquisition of Merrill Lynch's wealth business.
By Steve Price | 2 December 2014
Damien Mooney says most major banks have invested in due diligence over the past year, driven by regulation. But he believes fee-based distribution would challenge fund houses.
By Joe Marsh | 24 November 2014
Almost half the region's insurers aim to have more than 15% of AUM in private-market assets by 2017, up from a quarter that do today. Meanwhile, they are using external ...
By FTSE , BlackRock | 19 November 2014
FTSE, BlackRock and guests discuss how institutional investors in Asia are using smart beta to reduce volatility and improve risk-adjusted returns.
By Steve Price | 18 November 2014
Hong Kong-based investors are significantly less satisfied with their financial advisers than those elsewhere, and more are going online to do research, finds a BlackRock survey.
By Oliver Jones | 23 October 2014
Recent moves by the two fund houses show they are keeping faith with the asset class, despite disappointing private investment inflows.
By Steve Price | 10 October 2014
Susan Chan has taken up the role in addition to her position as head of iShares’ Asia capital markets team. Jane Leung, the previous incumbent, is relocating to the US ...
By Steve Price | 8 October 2014
Edward Bang is taking on the newly created role. He joins from UBS Global Asset Management, which is also building out its multi-asset business in the region with a raft of new ...
By Steve Price | 7 October 2014
Sydney-based Andrew Landman is taking over as head of its alternatives strategy group for Asia ex-Japan, with Joseph Pacini set to leave for personal reasons next month.
By Steve Price | 26 September 2014
Harvest GI loses VP; KIC to double research team; BlackRock promotes in consultant relations; SFC reappoints CEO; RBC hires ex-SumiTrust manager; eVestment opens Dubai office; ...
By Joe Marsh | 22 September 2014
Nick Scott has joined the $127 billion Canadian asset management firm to head its Hong Kong investment team.
By Joe Marsh | 11 August 2014
A newly created senior role at the US asset manager is in line with a growing focus on wealth managers as a channel for fund sales in Asia.
By Min Ho | 10 July 2014
Though he admits Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management is later to the passive-investing party than its US rival, Michele Faissola sees room for players in other niches and talks ...
By ING Investment Management | 20 June 2014
Comparatively higher spreads and improving liquidity bode well for the ING (L) Renta Fund Asian Debt Hard Currency Fund, says senior client portfolio manager Roy Scheepe.
By Leigh Powell | 11 June 2014
With the Fifa World Cup set to kick off in Brazil this week, we put forward a team of the best performing fund managers in Asia Pacific today. Here we announce our goalkeeper.
By Georgina Lee | 29 May 2014
The rising tide of cross-border regulation is making life difficult, argue senior traders at big fund houses, who want to see greater consistency across jurisdictions.
By Hugo Cox | 16 May 2014
Internet companies have two advantages that asset managers must learn from, hears an Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry forum in London
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NZ Super: guardians of governance
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China's 1.4 billion (dollar) question
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