The global market for green bonds has expanded rapidly, however the involvement of the private sector in emerging markets remains limited, and this has curbed funding for climate-smart developments, according to Amundi.
Stuck between a need for yield and concerns about risk, institutional investors are recognising the benefits of a Smart Beta approach, according to Amundi.
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FWD hires HK CEO; Mercer bulks up wealth team; BlackRock appoints Apac FIG head; BEA names private banking head; Sun Life's new Asia credit research head; Muzinich expands Asia team and more.
US insurer MetLife is ramping up its asset management business in Asia to expand its regional client base. It is also reportedly looking to sell its Hong Kong insurance unit.
The changing landscape in the $6 trillion sovereign wealth fund segment has big implications for global asset allocation, including a potential shift back into bonds, finds new research.
Korean investors are increasing their allocations across private debt, investing into riskier tranches in the hunt for greater returns. This contrasts greatly with their Japanese peers.
Portfolio managers are braced for more stock market falls in Asia, but expect to see buying opportunities in Greater China and Japan once the dust settles.
Ex-Fullerton CIO takes Franklin Templeton EM post; Robeco hires regional wholesale head; Citi PB names Singapore, Australia GMM head; T.Rowe Price builds multi-asset team and more
CM Asset Management has undergone a senior reshuffle, with high-level investment staff coming in, such as Anthony Ho, Amundi’s former Asia CIO.
Foreign asset owners are still underinvested in Chinese assets, say experts, but that is set to change—albeit slowly—as A-shares' weighting rises in MSCI's indices.
China has reportedly reopened the two schemes. This could mean Ucits funds are close to Bond Connect approval and that QDII is set to return, says Andy Seaman of Stratton Street.
The delegated investment business of consultants sits awkwardly with their advisory business, say some investment industry experts.