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.
High commodity prices are sapping confidence in corporate profitability and global growth, with fund managers raising cash holdings and further cutting emerging market positions.
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.
A sell-off in emerging markets at the end of last year has reversed – and long-term economic factors are driving the change, according to Matthew Arnold of State Street Global Advisors.