AsianInvestor's Asset Owner Insights survey reveals the top investment focuses of pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and insurers for the next year.
India and Vietnam look particularly good value, while Hong Kong is now the cheapest major stock market in the world after Russia, says William Ma of wealth manager Noah Holdings.
Some fund managers are arguing the case for Asian equities despite the likelihood of further US interest rate rises this year.
Andrew Swan of BlackRock expects either continued low-beta returns or a resurgence from improved economic outlook and reforms. He sees reasons for optimism in China and India.
The firm has lost four in Singapore including its CIO and two PMs. But it has signed an MoU to acquire an Asian equities boutique with seven investments staff based in the Lion City.
Franklin Templeton’s Simon Rudolph outlines the firm’s common-sense approach to consistent outperformance in managing Asian equity portfolios.