There is definite proof that sustainability-focused funds are outperforming their conventional counterparts. But some experts believe the traditional explanations for this are wrong.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the Indian securities market regulator, has now permitted short selling of securities by institutional investors and the simultaneous introduction of short selling transactions in India.
The bankÆs securities services division in India will be able to clear positions on the National Stock Exchange of India and the Bombay Stock Exchange on behalf of investors when the securities lending market goes live.
"This is another step forward for the Indian capital markets because it provides another option for investors to trade in the Indian market and look for opportunities that align with their investment strategies,ö says Vikramaaditya, head of HSBC Securities Services India.
ôFor our clients who wish to undertake such transactions, this is another value-added service that we can integrate with other services they use, such as cash settlements, options and futures," he adds.
Local and cross-border investors will now be able to clear their securities lending transactions, including equity, debt and derivative trades via the bank.
AsianInvestor reveals the first half of our marquee winners for this year's Asset Management awards, including best asset service provider and top alternative fund houses.
The number of millionaires in mainland China grew by 35% in 2020, while the number of millionaires in Hong Kong fell by 7%, according to a new report from the private bank.
The Australian pension fund joins other asset owners in eyeing private credit opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region, although liquid defensive assets retain a majority of allocations.
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Asia Pacific alternatives market to grow to $6tr by 2025; Australian private capital assets rose to A$77 billion in mid-2020; Chinese authorities limit cash management products holding riskier securities; Indonesia's sovereign wealth fund to acquire several toll roads; Korean institutional investors support scheme to buy US asset-backed securities; and more.