Huge cuts in emissions from real estate assets will be essential to reach net zero carbon by 2050. Columbia Threadneedle Investments’ carbon neutral real estate approach has been established for over a decade and offers major benefits for all stakeholders.
Non-deliverable forwards are now at the forefront of mind for investors in the region after the pandemic, despite some regulatory concerns.
The Thai fund house is planning to scale up its technology capabilities to lift investment returns and better engage clients, while technology funds are among the key focuses of its investment products.
The French fund house becomes the world’s largest responsible asset manager to help asset owners implement sustainable investing, underlining its serious commitment to ESG.
The Singapore-based fund house continues to enhance its technology platforms to better serve investors, while putting its ESG commitment into stronger actions.
Amid global growth in fixed income ETFs, RMB bond index funds have shown rapid growth in the past three years. By the end of June 2020, there were 133 domestic bond index funds with a total value of ¥455.5 bn in China - 23 times greater than in 2018 - and 27 overseas-listed RMB bond ETFs with a total value of ¥53.6 bn, 99% of which comprised Chinese government bonds and policy bank bond ETFs.
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.
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.
Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Applied US Core Equity Strategy can point to multi-year returns and a robust Sharpe ratio for its success in our smart beta category.
Nobody can ignore the rapid evolution of China over recent decades. And as one of the first countries globally to try to return to ‘normal’ following the pandemic, there are opportunities for investors to capitalise on the evolving domestic markets.
Hamish Chamberlayne, head of sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) and portfolio manager, discusses the key trends guiding his investment decisions and major themes his team is watching out for.
To successfully manage downside risk, dynamic and flexible allocation allows investors to handle market shifts with greater flexibility and security. You will need to be aware of the tools available to you to preserve capital and to take risk when the chances arise.
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.
A quarter of all professionally managed assets incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles, including climate change, in their considerations. As demand for data grows, indices reducing carbon emissions risk are now more attractive.
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.
Institutional investors are showing heightened interest in private assets, notably private equity, infrastructure equity, real estate equity and private corporate debt, new research reveals. David Seex, Schroders’ head of alternatives, Asia Pacific explains why.
China’s remarkable consumption and technological trends are the tip of the iceberg; bigger business implications with potential to drive change globally lie out of sight a new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by PineBridge Investments highlights.
As a new round of monetary easing sets in, Asian bonds are coming into greater focus for their higher yields and diversification benefits. Arthur Lau, head of Asia ex Japan fixed income at PineBridge Investments, says to manage today’s market uncertainty active bond selection matters more than ever.
Schroders SustainEx: A new measure to quantify social and environmental impacts on corporate balance sheets
Andrew Howard, Schroders’ head of sustainable research, shares the thinking behind Schroders’ proprietary model, SustainEx, which provides a way of quantifying companies’ social and environmental impacts, and the risks they face as those externalities become financial costs.
The growth of fixed income ETF instruments has been robust, so it’s of little surprise investors have concerns over the risks entailed. Here we dispel a few myths about the investment vehicle.