The fund house's Asia head of fixed income, Ashley Perrott, suggests that waiting on China's inclusion in global bond indexes is a red herring, as his firm continues its push onshore.
Myanmar's stock market is on the cusp of opening the door to foreigners. They could be forgiven for not rushing in, despite the new exchange's best efforts.
Some big institutions find index-based investment harder than they expect and should push asset managers to cut fees instead of trying do it themselves, says a State Street executive.
AsianInvestor reported on Wednesday that Sandra Cheng, head of institutional business for Southeast Asia at Columbia Threadneedle, was leaving the fund house. She is in fact still an employee of the firm, said a spokeswoman.
The largest Asia-Pacific manager of funds intends to expand beyond its home country, Japan, via partnerships and new product launches.
With the UK planning a hard separation from the European Union in 2019, Asian service providers in London need to start making plans.
A year ago we made predictions about asset performance and market reforms during the Year of the Monkey. In the final part of the series, we review how accurate our forecasts were.
But investors in Europe and the US have stricter criteria than their Chinese counterparts as to what constitutes a green bond.
However, they say Asian bond markets in general are likely to weather the rising trade tensions with the US better than many expect.
China sceptic Nick Melhuish remains wary of Asian stocks because he sees the region as particularly vulnerable to trade-related macro uncertainties.
Chinese banks' large-scale outsourcing of fixed income investments could stretch domestic fund houses' capabilities for managing risk and increase the possibility of a blowup.
At the start of the Year of the Monkey we made 10 predictions about market developments. In the second of three articles, we assess how they have turned out and take a look ahead.
Struggling to provide steep returns on their wealth management products, Chinese banks are allocating to higher-risk bond funds, driving a fast rise in mainland managers' institutional AUM.
AsianInvestor will assess the outcome of 10 predictions made in January 2016. In the first instalment of a three-part series, we kick off with three macroeconomic questions.
The newly appointed chief investment strategist for official institutions at State Street Global Advisors sees the potential for Asian central banks to put as much as $1.5 trillion into stocks.
Investors want more access to less common sources of information, such as private company and real-time data, but they face hurdles in doing so, finds Greenwich Associates.
With President Donald Trump expected to impose import taxes and raise tariffs, equity experts recommend companies and sectors to buy in the region – and some to avoid.
A reminder to asset service providers and asset managers: the pitching deadline for our Asset Management Awards is February 17. Here is a summary of the details.
The Hong Kong fund house has been reprimanded by the local regulator, which may harm its ability to compete on portfolio mandates, said the CIO of a large institutional investor.
Moves by BlackRock and EIP to close 14 Hong Kong-listed exchange-traded funds reflect rising competition and costs. Meanwhile, EIP's CEO feels listing and delisting takes too long.