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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 ...
By Richard Newell | 26 January 2016
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.
By Christina Wang | 19 January 2016
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.
By Richard Newell | 15 January 2016
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 ...
By Toby Yiu | 6 November 2015
UBS Asset Management plans to launch three or four products under the Shanghai QDLP scheme, amid rising interest from Chinese investors in foreign assets.
By Toby Yiu | 7 October 2015
Persistent AM’s tie-up with GF Asset Management is the first registered in Shanghai’s free-trade zone to get a QDLP quota amid reform. It plans to launch a product ...
By Richard Newell | 27 August 2015
Regional pension funds are looking to incorporate smart beta strategies within their portfolios, according to global asset managers. The largest asset owners could potentially ...
By Richard Newell | 17 August 2015
Strong support for Ucits ETFs has been identified as a key trend in the industry. In the last three years, flows from Asian investors into Ucits ETFs have grown from $100 ...
By Leigh Powell | 11 August 2015
Defined benefit pension plans in Japan are handing more money to fund houses to manage. It comes after GPIF increased active equity exposure, creating winners and losers.
By Toby Yiu | 23 July 2015
The world’s largest asset manager has won a licence and quota for Shanghai's alternatives investment programme. The move comes as China's rival cross-border schemes ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 25 June 2015
The asset manager comes out in favour of H shares, and says Hong Kong will disproportionately benefit from A shares' inclusion in EM indices. It also predicts more Chinese ...
By Min Ho | 3 June 2015
Managers attack regulator over Sifi; Japan implements corporate governance rules; SFC confirms Hanergy probe; BNP fined over cross trades; Australia reforms investment rules; ...
By Oliver Jones , Andrew Foxwell | 24 April 2015
BlackRock hires Japan chief; Lim takes on fixed income head; Manulife bolsters FI team; Rothschild appoints China equity chief; TA hires China director; JP Morgan gets China ...
By Min Ho | 14 April 2015
The global asset manager yesterday launched a China A-share exchange-traded fund in London, adding to a competitive marketplace. A rival A-share ETF provider has already ...
By Min Ho | 16 March 2015
Data-mining techniques are growing in popularity in industries around the world, but opinion is divided as to whether they can be effective tools for asset managers.
By Andrew Foxwell | 10 February 2015
Exchange-traded funds are expected to raise the most assets from Asian investors in 2015, finds an AsianInvestor survey. And private banks are expected to become more important ...
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April 2016 Magazine
AsianInvestor Magazine

What's in this issue

Exclusive interview with Malaysia's EPF
Thailand's top fund selectors
China removes hurdles for inbound investment
Japan's pension funds face their fears