The fund industry’s latest mega-takeover has big implications for the two firms and for their clients in Asia. AsianInvestor looks at issues that the deal raises.
UK-based Columbia Threadneedle Investments has recruited Tommy Ho from Swiss firm Syz Asset Management, which recently pulled out of Asia.
Ho joined Columbia...
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While the fund announced a healthy return for 2019, its investment team is considering how to recalibrate its passive benchmark for trickier conditions ahead.
But while Morningstar sees the bond house as the "strength" of Franklin Templeton's takeover of Legg Mason, the merged firm may be vulnerable to competition from index fund managers.
Five experts told AsianInvestor what symptoms Asia's private equity markets are displaying from the recent coronavirus outbreak.