Asset owners, lawyers and fund managers believe rising violence surrounding the protests in Hong Kong will hurt its financial appeal and could cause investors to relocate to Singapore.
China’s GDP grew at its slowest rate in 27 years in the second quarter, prompting concerns over the sustainability of its economy. What can an increase in foreign investment do to help?
The Chinese insurer aims to trim a heavy allocation to alternatives, but sees opportunities in some emerging markets and in greenfield infrastructure.
China Investment Corporation posts 17.6% return; Deutsche Bank investigated for links to 1MDB; Temasek seeks to extend healthtech platform in India; Taiwan life insurers ravenous for fixed income ETFs; Saudi SWF takes out an $11 billion loan, and more.
The CBIRC is mulling whether to lift the upper limit of insurance company equity investments. But is it an empty gesture?
The former deputy chair of China's national pension fund proposes the return of an account-based structure in basic pension provision, but some pension experts are not convinced.
The country has slowly liberalised its financial markets, but it can do more to attract international investors, says the Asia Securities Industry Financial Markets Association.
A new survey by Greenwich Associates indicates that investors see exchange-traded funds as an increasingly effective tool to access Asian fixed income. The liquidity of the products is a particular draw.
Fidelity loses NE Asia head of intermediaries; BNY Mellon IM appoints insto sales head in Japan; Deutsche Bank coy over full impact of staff cuts; China Great Wall AM executive investigated; Value Partners' former head of sales re-emerges, and more.
There are any number of reasons why asset owners should be careful of rushing into the fast-proliferating range of technology company listings in China and Hong Kong.
But the degree to which the change in rules catalyses the industry to invest even more heavily in the vehicles could be lessened by tighter restrictions on the underlying holdings.
AustralianSuper CIO warns of low returns; China brings forward lifting of foreign ownership limits; GPIF reports profit; Korea Post, APG invest in property debt; EPF eyes UK property; GIC, Mid East SWFs focus on Asia; global SWFs up bond exposure; and more.
South and Southeast Asia have been an oasis of calm amid global uncertainty, but can the region maintain this level of calm? Five fund managers offer their views.
Beijing's rescue of the collapsed Baoshang Bank has led some investors to seek out bond investments, relying on the implicit desire of the government to prevent a credit crisis.
The Singaporean central bank has shifted a healthy slice of its reserves to the sovereign wealth fund, ahead of an expected economic slowdown amid slowing global trade.
Online sales of funds in China are disrupting the dominance of commercial bank distribution but the latest tie-up between two giant firms has limited scope, say some analysts.
China launched an ETF Connect with Japan just a week after the start of the Shanghai-London Connect. But the new scheme may not sit well with institutional investors.
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.
Very few asset owners in Asia adopt environmental, social and governance principles in their fixed income portfolios. Credit rating agencies could play a key role in changing that.
Despite the market's improved mood music, investment experts have reined in their expectations for this weekend's Osaka summit and remain wary of the economic downside.