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EFG sets up Asia advisory board; Fullerton FM, NTUC Income confirm tie-up; Aviva Investors names Asia fixed income head; reshuffle at Income Partners; Deutsche WM hires six; Schroders names EM debt head and more
The fund house is laying off most of its investment and operations staff in Hong Kong and Singapore in a post-merger restructuring, while keeping teams intact elsewhere in the region.
Mifid II could squeeze out marginal discretionary portfolio management platforms, but it is unlikely to affect all wealth firms equally, say market experts.
Helvetic Investments and Swiss Asia are launching cryptocurrency funds, at a time when bitcoin mania is reaching frenzied levels.
The Hong Kong firm is about to launch its first strategy against a backdrop of improved global hedge fund returns, after a torrid few years for the industry.
With institutional investor demand in Asia steadily rising, allocations to private debt could double or even triple in the next 10 years, market observers say.
Cathay Life and Shin Kong Life have been upping their exposure to emerging market bonds. They and Fubon Life have also generated strong returns from high-dividend stocks.
BCT is among the first of Hong Kong's compulsory saving scheme providers to incorporate ESG factors for MPF products. But the city's ESG awareness is low.
The fast-growing insurer is building its investment team and has taken portfolio management in-house for now. But it may use external firms to enter new asset types.