Luigi Vignola, head of of markets and advisory solutions Asia at the private bank, is eyeing the potential impact of the merger of Janus Capital and Henderson Global Investors on their funds.
The deal will give the two fund firms more consistency and scale – which they will badly need in an increasingly tough environment for active managers, say industry observers.
The UK fund house has hired portfolio managers from rival firms as it strives to increase its fund management presence in the region.
Allowing changes to investment guidelines can help fund managers position for interest rate rises and widening credit spreads, say institutions, but derivatives are still taboo for some.
Leopold Arminjon, manager of Henderson's Horizon Pan European Alpha Fund, talks about the importance of stock-picking and active management of a portfolio's net and gross exposures in today's markets.
SSgA names intermediary chief; Schroders appoints Korea distribution head; Henderson creates Australia retail role; Deutsche hires China securities exec; and search firm Eban loses Smailes.