Australia's Future Fund gains 4.5% AUM in first quarter; Chinese investors in talks to buy a stake in Saudi Aramco; Hong Kong's Exchange Fund makes $1.49bn quarterly gain; Korea's NPS could divest from coal-related investments; Temasek, GIC and other pension funds in talks with UK government to fund British green energy projects 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.
Malaysian asset managers' share of global sharia-compliant funds could overtake that of firms based in Saudi Arabia, according to AsianInvestor's annual ranking this year.
Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are new markets for the UK fund manager. Meanwhile, algorithms need to adapt to new trading hours in the region, says its Asia head of trading.