In the search for yield and improved portfolio performance, Asia’s fixed income investors are increasingly turning their attention to securitised investments. Aegon Asset Management’s Doug Weih explains why he believes this sector is under-appreciated.
Kames Capital’s diversified income strategy aims to deliver regular income of 5% p.a., and a total return of 7-8%, by blending a range of assets and alternatives.
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The asset manager will reorganise its fixed income investment team in Asia after the departure of veteran Bryan Collins next month. His expertise will be missed, said Morningstar.
Lead equity PM and analyst exit AllianzGI; Western Asset hires Korea institutional head; PNB offers WFH as permanent option; BNY Mellon replaces Korea country head; Deutsche Bank hires first Apac ESG head; JP Morgan AM expands ETF team.
Ashley Alder reappointed as head of Hong Kong's SFC; Savills IM hires new senior executive for pan-Asia investments; T. Rowe Price appoints new head of Australia, New Zealand distribution; HSBC Private Banking names new head of products, investments; NN Investment Partners hires EM debt head; SC Lowy adds Europe head and more.
The US multi-affiliate firm, formerly Old Mutual Asset Management, is closing its Hong Kong umbrella sales office as part of a change in strategy amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Travel lockdowns have severely impacted the investors' ability to keep adding to their historical interest, especially in overseas alternative assets.
China has scrapped the quota of its two leading inbound investment programmes, but the move appears unlikely to give its onshore capital markets a shot in the arm.
Limited partners have cut back on private equity investments as they focus on monitoring their portfolios. And they are taking a more careful and rigorous approach to fund managers.
Washington's growing opposition to US investment into Chinese assets is affecting asset owners and has wider implications too, note market experts.
Looking for lessons in the past can be valuable, but Covid-19 poses a unique challenge for the financial system. Schroders looks at the ways private assets will (or won’t) be affected.
The local authority retirement pool will select managers for A-shares and emerging market debt and equity. Head of external management Graham Long outlined the rationale.