The investment consultancy's Asia-Pacific head of portfolio advisory is moving on after eight years in the role, as the firm narrows its focus in the region.
Axa Investment Managers has re-hired Pierre-Emmanuel Juillard as managing director to run a team in Hong Kong focusing on liquid absolute-return strategies.
The asset manager has put its global emerging markets head in Asia and added other staff there, underlining the importance of the region both to the firm and within the EM universe.
An end to the Volcker Rule, part of the US Dodd-Frank Act, could drive flows into alternative assets in Asia. But a return to pre-2008 levels of investment by US banks is seen as unlikely.
Asian investors remain laggards in respect of adopting ESG principles, but attitudes are changing and barriers receding, finds a new State Street survey.
The Taiwanese insurer is also keen on Formosa bonds and high-dividend stocks, but has zero US Treasuries and is waiting for yields to rise before it buys more foreign fixed income.