A top-level reshuffle at the Australian fund house – including a role switch for Anthony Fasso and the exit of global CIO Mark Beardow – does not signal a change in strategy, says Fasso.
The Canadian private markets investment giant plans to invest more in Asia Pacific, just as it is seeing growing appetite for its funds from the region, says Asia-Pacific chief Bill Powell.
The investment consultancy's Asia-Pacific head of portfolio advisory is moving on after eight years in the role, as the firm narrows its focus in the region.
Europe’s Ucits fund structure is gaining popularity in Asia despite the development of regional product passporting schemes, says Standard Chartered’s head of securities services.
AsianInvestor spoke to Bill Powell, Asia-Pacific CEO of real asset giant Brookfield Asset Management, about China's big infrastructure project and other opportunities.
The lure of illiquid investments is fading for some institutions in Asia, especially those – such as insurance firms – that moved later into such assets, say industry observers.
Multi-asset specialists are moving for pay rises of as much as 40% in the region as fund houses scramble to strengthen their teams, say recruiters.
JP Morgan PB names Asia chief; Schroders' Taljard relocates, Steven Chua to exit; Sarasin adds Asia UHNW head; UBS expands expat coverage team in Singapore; RBC replaces Asia UHNW head; BNPP IP adds HK retail head; Northern Trust opens Seoul branch; Lioncrest to expand to Singapore; Aviva Investors loses BD director; Iosco sets up Asia-Pacific hub.
Energy, technology and healthcare are sectors increasingly attracting attention – and money – from affluent Asians, and they want advice on such investments.
The UK life insurer is reorganising its Asian investment team, say sources; it has brought in local CIOs for Singapore and Hong Kong and aims to do the same in Malaysia.
Asian institutions expect to raise their allocations substantially to both alternatives and equities this year, finds a global survey by Natixis Global Asset Management.
Hedge fund charges are now a key focus when it comes to allocation decisions as investors consolidate their portfolios. Yet they still appear optimistic about returns from this asset class.
For the 17th year, FinanceAsia is turning to portfolio managers and buy-side analysts to work out which companies are held in the highest esteem — both by country and sector.
The latest move from Japan's huge state retirement fund is designed to give it more flexibility on manager selection and access to new investment ideas.
Wealthy families are not known for their willingness to share information and investment opportunities, but that dynamic is shifting as it gets harder to source good private deals.
In our penultimate Year of the Rooster prediction, AsianInvestor examines whether institutions will further reduce their investment expectations this year.
Neuberger Berman splits out China team; Fund Channel opens in Singapore; Citi's Russell gets extra HK role; VP Bank on hiring push; Citi poaches Boag from Deutsche; UBS names HK desk head; Julius Baer hires ex-Deutsche duo; Carret Private hires advisers; Indosuez adds RM.
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.
Financial services firms and governments should work to create more products providing exposure to infrastructure, an AsianInvestor forum heard. Australia is held up as a good model.
With allocations to private markets steadily rising, executives at insurance firms worry that the illiquidity premium of such assets may be being eroded.