In the first of a series based on our annual ranking of fund houses by Asia-Pacific assets, we unveil firms 76 to 100. Chinese companies dominate and are growing fast.
As US-based Neuberger Berman unveils its China head of institutional business, local players are voicing worries about the growing onshore challenge from overseas rivals.
With mainland mutual fund managers set to launch their first funds of funds potentially as early as next month, industry participants point to challenges these products face.
The investigation of the Chinese insurance regulator's chairman for alleged corruption has implications for domestic insurers' investments – notably larger deals.
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The country's biggest insurer saw its return on investment fall last year, and president Lin Dairen sees alternative assets as key to boosting performance.
The Chinese insurer doubled its Hong Kong equity allocation and ramped up its alternatives exposure last year, while also boosting its cash position in anticipation of domestic rate rises.
More and more institutions are entering the mainland debt market and a trading pattern is emerging, as the Bond Connect scheme and wider index inclusion loom closer.
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.
Guidelines issued on Friday aimed at curbing the growth of mutual funds tailored for individual – or small groups of – institutional clients have come earlier than some expected.
The Canadian firm is the first financial institution to win an investment company wholly foreign-owned enterprise licence. It will relocate institutional sales staff to the new entity in Shanghai.
Investments under China's new Public Pension Fund scheme will be more conservative than those of the National Council for Social Security Fund, says NCSSF chairman Lou Jiwei.
Mainland insurance firms hold high cash allocations to help them manage short-term savings products – but this may be storing up trouble, says rating agency Moody’s.
The Chinese insurer plans to buy more European and US real estate, reflecting a trend among mainland institutional investors. But such flows may be set to slow, suggests CBRE.
Citi says mainland debt is now eligible for its EM and regional government bond indexes, but has not given a time frame for inclusion, sparking more debate among fund managers.
As part of our Year of the Rooster forecasts, AsianInvestor asks: will the mainland's stock market be kept waiting for inclusion in MSCI's global emerging-market indexes?
High prices, strict capital controls, renminbi weakening and over-supply concerns are all cited as factors hurting offshore flows into mainland commercial real estate.
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.