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.
The public pension fund scheme is set to see its investment scope widened to include private and foreign markets, as asset managers are about to receive their first equity allocations.
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.
The manager of China’s National Social Security Fund is considering the move due to sub-par performances. And so are a few other asset owners in greater China.
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.
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.
It makes sense for Chinese regulators to restrict domestic insurance firms' aggressive moves into risk assets. Doing so should reduce market volatility and boost bond liquidity.
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.
Goodbye monkey, hello rooster! AsianInvestor is taking a break for the Chinese New Year holiday. Normal service resumes on Wednesday, February 1.
Amid 18 months of poor performance, China-focused strategies have suffered heavy outflows and will likely continue to see low demand this year, says eVestment's head of research.
Shanghai has drafted eagerly awaited changes to its qualified domestic limited partnership scheme. Foreign asset managers are also hoping for clarity on Chinese mutual fund licences.
Big Chinese insurers such as Anbang and Ping An are making strides into property. Korea's Poba is doing the same, and fund managers hope more smaller asset owners will follow suit.
Asian institutions look set to continue their love affair with overseas property, but the coming year may test their resolve in light of lofty valuations and growing uncertainty.
China's E Fund and US asset manager State Street Global Advisors have signed a partnership on product development. But how will it really benefit each of them?
With Sino-US tensions mounting over Donald Trump's plans for trade protectionism, among other things, mainland institutions are seen to be eyeing foreign assets outside America.
Axiom, a private equity fund-of-funds firm, explains why it is putting more of its new $1 billion fund to work in markets such as South Korea and Thailand than ever before.
The fund house is the first foreign firm to win approval to manufacture private funds for onshore institutional and high-net-worth clients. And further licences are in the pipeline.
A veteran China hand shares his often hair-raising insights on building a business in the Middle Kingdom.
The asset manager is awaiting its fourth wholly foreign-owned enterprise licence, which will allow it to run Chinese private funds for both local and offshore investors.