Extraordinary policies designed to spark reflation and sustain recovery may finally be paying off in Japan, creating a compelling case for Japanese equities.
A common myth about environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is that doing good means giving up returns. But a new global survey by State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) shows a clear shift away from this belief.
More EM fixed income investors are turning to passive approaches as they appreciate the cost-effective and diversified nature of passively managed vehicles such as ETFs, says Matthew J. Arnold of SSGA.
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The US asset manager has appointed a former Mercer executive to the newly created role.
The fund is joining the list of Asian asset owners looking to reduce their reliance on the Barclays Global Aggregate index. AsianInvestor spoke to HKHS's head of treasury.
GIC hires first CTO; BNP Paribas AM shuffles wholesale team, adds Australia sales head; Waterfield Advisors appoints first COO; Thirdrock adds five client advisers; Schroders replaces relationship director; Axa makes leadership changes; Taiwan FSC switches bureau heads; Insight Investment replaces distribution head.
The strong performance of emerging markets, especially China and India, has led to a pick-up in interest, say industry experts. But don't expect a fully fledged comeback just yet.
China Merchants Bank posted the fastest asset growth among private banks globally last year, and industry observers say mainland firms are well positioned to continue this trend.
The Asian fund management arm of UK insurer Prudential hires to replace its Singapore chief risk officer, who has transferred within the group.
Japan's huge state pension fund is expected to issue new smart-beta mandates later this year, as part of its evolving global asset allocation.
With rules tightening around the financial technology sector and competition growing fiercer, the environment is getting tougher for smaller players, note industry observers.
China's Asia-to-Europe infrastructure initiative has seen little involvement by asset owners. Better inducements may be necessary, including stronger downside risk protection.