Some China bullishness is beginning to re-emerge from the shadows as hopes for a trade breakthrough build. But buyers beware.
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The world's biggest fund house is making changes to its management and sales setup in Taiwan after a sharp fall in its assets under management there since end-2017.
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Another long-standing staffer has left the Hong Kong-based fund house after a series of senior departures and reshuffles, and is understood to be joining a rival.
Hong Kong's incoming solvency rules for insurers will have a big impact on their fixed income portfolios just as they will on their higher-risk asset holdings, warn industry experts.
The fund house is seeking a replacement for Gregory Suen. Research firm Morningstar suggests the firm's Asia bond strategy could benefit from being less conservative.
After a surge in alternative investment products late last year, the investment arms of Chinese insurers could find it harder to source the right assets to feed new issuance.
China's second-largest life insurer also upped its investments in a selective number of stocks, according to its latest interim results.
The prospect of a prolonged US-China trade war and the unrest in Hong Kong are concerns for American family investors, but they are not ready to cut allocations to Asia.