Society’s addiction to plastics is pushing the environment to the limit, but as Hermes’ Emma Berntman explains, behind the demonisation of plastic lies the need for a paradigm shift in the way we produce and consume goods – one which we can participate in as investors and consumers.
The global political stage will remain firmly in the spotlight this year. It’s not just the Trump administration dominating the news flow: emerging markets face a raft of tight and unpredictable elections in the next 12 months.
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State Street names head of global markets for Apac; Natixis adds structuring specialist; JPM AM adds in ETFs, hedge funds; LGIM appoints Japan client solutions head; HK SFC names chairman, and more.
Reflecting a trend among insurers in Asia, Prudential is using passive strategies more as their assets and liquidity grow, with an eye on tactical overseas investments.
Asset owners are putting more money into private equity, but the asset class offers unique challenges to be aware of, warned two experienced investors.
The asset management arm of China’s second-largest life insurer is focusing more on model-based investment for listed equities, as interest in such strategies looks to be growing.
Lindsay Wright's new role; Citi hires in ETFs, custody and fund services; Man Group names Korea head; Deutsche WM hires for South Asia business; Lombard Odier recruits MD in Singapore, and more.
The lure of property-related assets for Asia’s investors and their desire for diversification gives Walton International Group’s Gary Tom reason to believe land planning and development is ready to take off.
The CIO of the Thai insurer joins the chorus of concern about how the second phase of the risk-based capital regime might affect investments.
A decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered a global financial crisis, we asked asset owners and advisers how they see financial markets now.
The Shanghai-based joint venture favours private equity funds in both onshore and overseas markets in its search for higher yields. But the investment comes with certain risks.
The Taiwanese insurer is among those pushing for a reduction in the capital charge for certain types of local stocks, despite concerns about the potential risks in some quarters.