Fiera Capital is eyeing a dozen potential acquisitions globally, targeting a 50% AUM increase by 2020 as the need for more scale and alt asset expertise grows across the funds industry.
The Indian insurer aims to be highly selective this year in its equity investments given the muted earnings growth outlook, but retains faith in the long-term prospects of the asset class.
With Indian bond yields rising and the monetary policy outlook unclear, reducing portfolio duration makes sense, its chief investment officer says.
The merged entity sees another departure, even as regional demand soars for talent with China-related experience. But Asia remains a key growth market for the asset manager.
Jansen Phee of UBS Wealth Management discusses how the Swiss private bank decides to remove fund products from its funds platform.
The head of UBS's fund selection for Asia discusses how the Swiss bank combines qualitative fund analysis with quantitative performance to hone in on preferred products.