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.
Facing a world where generating returns could become more challenging, investors are increasingly eyeing new opportunities in emerging markets.
Investors are now being empowered to integrate ESG factors into their core investments in markets around the world by using the new S&P ESG Index Series.
China’s smaller companies are conducting structural changes through innovation.
As volatility returns sparked by the ongoing US-China trade dispute, investors require a compass to measure risks of Chinese companies listed on Hong Kong’s stock market.
The challenges facing China’s economy were plain to see in 2018. But the nation’s ongoing commitment to sustainable growth means the Hang Seng China New Economy Index is one avenue investors can use to find higher returns.
Singapore’s new corporate structure, the Variable Capital Company is helping to deliver on industry demands for a local product that is both suitable for all types of investment funds and which is also competitive on the international stage.
The largest REITs manager in the US, Cohen & Steers is focused increasingly on Asia as it taps into the region’s growing private wealth sector. In recognition of its global focus and consistently outstanding results, this dynamic company also recently won AsianInvestor’s 2019 Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) award.
MSCI strives to power better investment decisions enabling the investment community to increase their exposure to Chinese equities by giving them more access to A shares.
Asia’s tech-savvy financial experts are world leaders in adopting fintech solutions but for superior investment advice, clients are looking for human intelligence, coupled with machine learning.
Rapid developments in genetic sequencing by the world’s top researchers has the potential to create healthier lives and revolutionise medical treatment. Investing in sustainable technology is central to Hermes Impact Opportunities Fund’s investment strategy.
The number of “millionaires next door” is growing exponentially in Asia-Pacific and they are turning to technology as they seek better returns from their investable assets.
In fixed income markets, where a hike of a few basis points in interest rates could negate a year’s worth of income, risk-free assets are no longer the norm. Putting theory into practice to uncover opportunities means paying attention to detail.