MSCI’s inclusion of China A large cap shares in its emerging markets (EM) index presents exciting new investment opportunities. Gary O’Brien, head of custody product at BNP Paribas Securities Services, Asia Pacific, breaks down how they can be captured.
While Asia’s businesses are rapidly adopting ESG principles, the asset manager believes there needs to be an increasing focus on audits.
As rising interest rates take some of the shine off the bond market, FinEX Asia suggests investors explore consumer finance for stable returns.
Kames Capital’s diversified income strategy aims to deliver regular income of 5% p.a., and a total return of 7-8%, by blending a range of assets and alternatives.
Amundi is launching the world’s largest emerging markets green bond fund with IFC. Here's what it could achieve.
The fund’s AUM has reached $1 billion and offers the features and characteristics of both stocks and bonds.
Willis Towers Watson advocates a bespoke modelling framework to answer those “what if” questions when reviewing or changing portfolios.
Tobias Bland, founder of XIE Shares, an independent Hong Kong ETF platform operated by Enhanced Investment Products (EIP), shares his thoughts about the most pressing questions from our recent Inside ETFs Asia conference and discusses the most important themes in today’s Asian markets.
AXA IM's Chorus multi-premia strategy aims to deliver attractive, liquid and transparent risk-adjusted performance to global clients.
Matteo Germano, global head of multi-asset investments at Pioneer Investments, discusses how to identify investing risks driving returns and combine exposure to them in unique ways.
Giordano Lombardo, CEO and Group CIO, Pioneer Investments, discusses the implications of Brexit on the stability of Europe and the investment landscape over the coming months.
The French fund house shares the bullishness expressed in AsianInvestor’s emerging market equities poll, but advocates a selective approach.
More flows are likely into insurance-linked strategies, private equity and trend-following strategies/CTAs, given the benefits of such investments, argues LGT Capital Partners.
Steven Carroll of Thomson Reuters explains how portfolio managers can gain a real edge by using factor-based models.
The Hong Kong-based asset manager is expanding its business both in China and outside Asia Pacific, with a view to helping mainland investors raise their international allocations.
As investors fret about China's slowdown and the pace of structural reform, they risk missing out on great opportunities in e-commerce and infrastructure, says Craig Chen, CIO of E Fund HK.
Investors should embrace a different way of investing which may reduce directionality while offering the potential for enhanced diversification and truly uncorrelated alpha.
Concerns have been raised about investors ‘chasing performance’ by investing more into expensive factors like volatility and could suffer from a sharp reversal of this trend. State Street Global Advisors offers a somewhat different view.
The International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance pits the performance of socially responsible funds against sharia-compliant peers and unearths some interesting findings.
Kevin Anderson, head of investments for Asia Pacific at State Street Global Advisors, proposes re-conceiving the 60/40 investment framework to cope better with prevailing market conditions.