New corporate fund structures in Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore aim to make these domiciles more attractive to asset managers and investors. In part two of this mini-series, we examine whether asset managers should include them in their fund manufacturing and distribution strategies.
In competition with schemes such as UCITS, the development of corporate fund structures in Asia Pacific is providing more options for asset managers to domicile funds. We break down what the new structures mean.
MSCI’s inclusion of China A large cap shares in its emerging markets (EM) index presents exciting new investment opportunities. Gary O’Brien, head of custody product at BNP Paribas Securities Services, Asia Pacific, breaks down how they can be captured.
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BNP Paribas Asset Management's Apac CIO retires; China Asset Management (HK) names a new chief; Peak Re adds new senior vice-president in Switzerland; Robeco reorganises China equities team after CIO exit; Indosuez Wealth Management appoints head of Asia capital markets; HSBC Global AM adds head of fixed income ESG research and more.
The C$205 billion Canadian pension fund is putting expertise in place to focus on various new areas in Asia.
Investment director exits China Everbright AM; Oxford Properties appoints Asia Pacific EVP; AMP Capital sets up Asia debt infrastructure team; China Cinda AM hires director; Peak Re names director of markets; Vanguard appoints China head; SSGA replaces HK head of ETFs; T. Rowe Price names Australia/NZ intermediaries head; and more.
The secretary general of Thailand's biggest pension fund explains how technology and data are transforming its operations in a webcast hosted by AsianInvestor.
Impact investing aims to identify businesses and organisations pursuing purpose-led activities serving the needs of the global economy and environment. A thematic approach to impact investing seeks to identify opportunities created by pressing issues that can be identified as megatrends – including climate change, access to water and pandemics.
The surprise election of Donald Trump caused a wave of widening, tightening and widening of 10-year Treasuries. Will his re-election be a boon for bonds? Four experts offer their views.
UOB Asset Management was named Best Asia Fund House of the Year in our most recent Asset Management Awards. The exclusive interview with Boon Kiat Thio (Group CEO of UOB Asset Management) and Vana Bulbon (CEO of UOB Asset Management Thailand) uncovers the key priorities for the business moving forward.
Asian banks are in a stronger position now compared to the 2008 crisis; however, the longer it takes for economic recovery post Covid-19, the greater the likelihood of consolidation within the sector. Areas of concern include asset quality, profitability and the pace of digitisation. Operational and financial resilience will be the keys to success.
The French house has long taken sustainability seriously, but this effectively means ESG is now its default option for its key investment solutions underlining the depth of its commitment to implementing ESG on behalf of all its clients.
The two asset owners are leading Asia Pacific efforts to adapt their portfolios in renewable energy-related assets to help mitigate climate policy risks.