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.
Partnerships between Asia-based asset managers and Swiss private banks are hardly unusual these days. But yesterday a deal was announced that looks to offer something a little different....
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.