Francesco Sandrini, head of multi-asset securities solutions at Pioneer Investments, considers where new opportunities in multi-asset can be found, against an expected reflation scenario.
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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.
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.
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.
CM Asset Management has undergone a senior reshuffle, with high-level investment staff coming in, such as Anthony Ho, Amundi’s former Asia CIO.
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.
Hong Kong's Mandatory Provident Fund system had a good year in 2017, but concerns over high fee levels and a lack of innovation still linger.
A few green shoots of innovation are emerging among the region's pension funds, as regulation and the rush into alternatives and overseas markets prompt a rethink.
Latest Global Pension Assets Study by Willis Towers Watson also shows alternatives now account for a fifth of total allocations in the search for higher returns.