After a turbulent 2018, slowing global growth and ongoing trade frictions between the world's two largest economies could continue to cast a pall on markets in 2019, says Andrey Fomin.
By developing credit research capabilities in-house, the Swiss insurer's Malaysian unit hopes to join other asset owners in pursuing alternative investment opportunities.
Even as asset growth returns to the Indian insurance sector, increasing competition, major regulatory change, and corporate ambitions are piling pressure on companies to consolidate.
The wealth firm's head of manager research offers her insights on how funds are added and removed from the platform and weighs in on the active versus passive debate.
Treasurers at both firms voice their firm belief in active management but acknowledge the cost benefits of ETFs and the impact they could yet have on active managers.
The organisation's head of treasury singles out hedge funds as an asset class gaining favour with investors and also offers some insight on how the HKHS selects external managers.