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 insurance firm has hired a former Aviva Investors executive to succeed Will Chen.
The insurer has poached from a rival firm to fill the role in Hong Kong as it looks to reinvigorate its business under new group chairman Mark Tucker.
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