South and Southeast Asia's infrastructure needs have prompted the central bank to act as a conduit for investment, partly by overseeing the creation of new investment vehicles.
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More needs to be done to channel investment into Indonesian infrastructure, and regulators are looking to update fund industry rules to that end, says the local head of Manulife AM.
The UK insurer has made the hire as part of a shake-up that has seen it appoint new chief investment officers for its main Asian businesses.
BPJS Ketenagakerjaan's new $1 billion defined benefit scheme is moving to a more aggressive investment allocation in equities as it seeks to raise its returns.
The insurer wants to be able to offer unit-linked products that invest 100% in offshore-focused sharia funds. Separately, it is looking to raise its corporate bond exposure.
Senior executives at the Canadian insurer’s Malaysian and Philippine units explain how risk capital charges will further exacerbate the investment challenges they face.
JP Morgan Asset Management's new sub-advisory partnership with Indonesian fund firm Mandiri Investasi may herald more such deals, amid growing local demand for global assets.
Lombard Odier has struck a new partnership with the Philippines' UnionBank and it is now eyeing other markets in Southeast Asia, says the firm's Asia head of private banking.
The country's planned sovereign fund is seen as a way to channel investment more efficiently and make local SOEs more efficient, but foreign asset managers could lose business to local players.
Islamic assets under management in Southeast Asia have shrunk, but less sharply than the global trend, according to AsianInvestor research. What's in store for this segment?
AsianInvestor presents its annual list of managers of Islamic funds. Their overall AUM fell 12.2% last year, but alternatives were a bright spot. More analysis of the data is to come.
Four foreign houses with onshore operations are targeting sharia product launches after rules were relaxed, in a sign that the country is opening up. Regular mutual funds could be next.
Singapore's DBS and Canada's Manulife kicked off their 15-year bancassurance agreement by announcing plans to strengthen their electronic distribution platform.
The Singaporean bank's private equity unit has closed its debut fund ahead of expectations. Strong demand raises the possibility that PE investors see buying opportunities amid the current market unrest.
CSRC seeks Connect trading records; EY drops appeal over audit paper; MAS sets out new consumer protection rules; Thai fund industry to offer riskier products; and Singapore regulator forms fintech group.
Maybank Asset Management has hired Denny Thaher to be the new head of its Indonesian operation. The Malaysia-headquartered firm has also made a number of senior hires in a bid to boost its AUM.