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.
The city-state’s imminent review of its corporate governance code is set to address two areas where more disclosure is needed, says David Smith of Aberdeen Asset Management.
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.
The Swiss multi-family office is buying more Asian high yield and emerging-market debt despite concerns over a strong dollar, but it is wary of US equities.
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.
Singapore-based BetaSmartz, which combines automated and face-to-face financial advice, is busy onboarding fund manager clients.
The two private banks have struck a deal that industry observers say makes sense for the firms and their clients and reflects a rising trend for wealth management alliances.
Photos from AsianInvestor's Institutional Excellence Awards dinner in Singapore, honouring some of Asia's leading institutions.
The event featured speakers from institutions such as AIA, GIC, Great Eastern Life and Tokio Marine. It took place on November 30 and December 1 at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore.
Some 360 delegates from more than 200 firms gathered at AsianInvestor's Southeast Asia Institutional Investment Forum in Singapore on November 30 and December 1.
The Singapore sovereign wealth fund has joined the growing list of influential investors in Asia thinking more about using different risk factors in its portfolios.
Lim Chow Kiat rises to the top at the Singapore state fund, with group president Lim Siong Guan to retire. Jeffrey Jaensubhakij will become group CIO, amid other leadership changes.
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 Singapore bank sees opportunities stemming from Donald Trump's plans to boost military and infrastructure spending, while it is shifting focus away from sovereign bonds.
Jimmy Ng of Bordier and Luigi Vignola of Julius Baer are relocating to New York and Zurich, respectively, to take up new roles at their private banks.
Bento just launched its part robo, part human advisory service for wealthy investors, and is already looking to expand into Hong Kong, the Middle East and Europe.
Singapore's central bank demonstrated its increased zeal to enforce anti-money laundering laws by revoking Falcon Private Bank's licence and heavily fining DBS and UBS.
The Singapore-based boutique is looking to invest directly into private markets on behalf of its clients and on the public side has started using Mercer's fund-of-hedge-funds platform.
In the first of two articles on how HP Wealth Management is revamping its allocation strategy, managing partner Urs Brutsch explains why he plans to use factor-based funds.