The asset manager is readying its first pan-Asia Ucits fund and considering adding other products to its hedge fund platform, including mainland, macro and multi-strategy offerings.
The Asian insurer has transferred staff from Hong Kong to the new Singapore-based entity, which it established to improve the efficiency of investment operations across the group.
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.
The unwinding of 'financial repression' is seen to be having a big impact on the portfolio risk. Private market investments in particular are presenting fresh challenges.
The German private equity firm is tapping Asian demand for European small- and mid-caps with a technology focus and ambitions to expand into Asia, its MD told AsianInvestor.
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.
Yet Asia-based private equity firms view fundraising as their main concern, according to research house Preqin. Meanwhile, mid-market buyout deals are in high favour.
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.
Michael Chan moved on in August after nine years with the asset management and servicing firm and a search is still under way for his replacement.
Matteo Germano, global head of multi-asset investments at Pioneer Investments, discusses how to identify investing risks driving returns and combine exposure to them in unique ways.
ICBC CS replaces chair; Amundi names North Asia ETF head; Aviva Investors appoints head of Asian rates and FX; M&G Real Estate hires Asia research head; Guotai AM shuffles team; UBP names HK COO, Indonesia head; Willis Towers Watson adds to insurance desk.
There is a week left to enter submissions for our widely referenced Asset Management Awards – plenty of time for fund houses and service providers to make their case.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The wealth manager is likely to add equity products and favours long/short hedge funds. It is also seeking macro managers and eyeing smart beta and risk premia strategies.
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.