We present the third in our series of predictions for the Year of the Rooster. Today: will the Bank of Japan be forced to re-think its 10-year bond yield target?
AsianInvestor has sought to answer 10 big questions for the coming Year of the Rooster, based on discussions with market experts. First up: will there be a US-China trade war?
Joseph Wang, chief investment officer of Taiwan's biggest insurer, outlines the firm's market outlook and where he sees opportunities in bonds, stocks and alternatives.
Joyce Ngan, the private bank's new Asia-Pacific head of fund solutions, spoke to AsianInvestor about picking products and how it recently put a fund selector in Singapore.
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.
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.
As many asset owners pull money out of hedge funds, the likes of Australia's Future Fund and Korea's National Pension Service are prepared to go against the trend.
Many asset owners are pulling out of hedge funds, dismayed by their relatively high fees and low returns. Others, including some Asian institutions, are reviewing their allocations.
The Swiss private bank's chief investment officer, Norman Villamin, says active managers are likely to attract flows from passive strategies as quantitative easing comes to an end.
Conflicts of interest and strains are seen to be growing as more asset owners in Asia eye co-investments and direct deals. Regulators are watching the situation closely.
AsianInvestor spoke to Asia-Pacific chairman Chris Heady about the private equity giant's regional approach to property investment and the potential impact of Donald Trump's policies.
AsianInvestor spoke to Chris Heady, Asia-Pacific chairman and Asia head of real estate at the private equity giant, about co-investment, personnel and LP trends.
A sceptical take on the development of financial services isn't short of stinging criticism for the industry, but fund managers and asset owners would do well to heed its key message.
A veteran China hand shares his often hair-raising insights on building a business in the Middle Kingdom.
We continue to reveal why AsianInvestor's Institutional Excellence Awards were handed out this year. Today: the winners in the market categories of Hong Kong and Japan.
Fund managers are pushing for Rodrigo Duterte's new government to set up a defined contribution scheme, but others are not convinced about such a move.
Yet there are indications that demand among private individuals for exchange-traded funds and other index strategies could gain momentum – but that will take time.
With actively managed funds falling woefully short of their targets, passive products have the chance to finally overcome the reticence of Asian investors. Regulatory changes could help.
Hou Wey Fook, head of managed investment solutions at the private bank, outlines how his team incorporates active and passive funds in client portfolios, and its use of consultants.
The country's insurance companies are aggressively looking to invest into alternatives assets, with many following the multi external mandates route piloted by China Life.