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By Richard Morrow | 21 November 2016
With actively managed funds falling woefully short of their targets, passive products have the chance to finally overcome the reticence of Asian investors. Regulatory changes ...
By Richard Newell | 21 November 2016
The Australian fund is, like other institutions such as Japan's GPIF, exploring how it can more cheaply replicate active management. But they remain cautious about some aspects ...
By Bernadette Tio | 9 November 2016
The private banking arm of OCBC said it sees merit in investing into the unpopular asset class, as well as factor-based strategies and investments into innovative technology.
By Toby Yiu | 7 November 2016
Traditional asset managers are competing with alternative specialists to gain new mandates as regional institutions add more of the asset classes to their product mix.
By Joe Marsh | 3 October 2016
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 ...
By Christina Wang | 30 September 2016
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.
By Toby Yiu | 12 July 2016
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.
By Dr Insup Lee | 12 July 2016
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 ...
By Joe Marsh | 5 July 2016
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.
By Joe Marsh | 22 June 2016
The London-based private equity secondaries specialist firm has added an investment principal to its team, amid rising interest in these types of assets.
By Richard Morrow | 20 June 2016
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.
By Toby Yiu , Alison Tudor-Ackroyd | 17 June 2016
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 ...
By Richard Newell | 15 June 2016
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.
By Toby Yiu | 8 June 2016
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 ...
By Joe Marsh | 17 May 2016
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.
By Jame DiBiasio | 6 April 2016
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.
By Toby Yiu | 14 March 2016
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.
By Joe Marsh | 1 March 2016
The asset manager has appointed product strategy veteran Doug Walls, a former BlackRock executive, to the newly created post.
By Richard Newell | 28 January 2016
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.
By Christina Wang | 27 January 2016
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 ...
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