Total assets in sustainable funds across Asia ex-Japan stagnated in the third quarter, although some markets were helped by evolving regulations, according to Morningstar.
Eight funds available in Hong Kong and seven funds in Singapore have small exposures to Country Garden, the latest distressed Chinese property developer in the spotlight.
CareSuper hires equities chief; Prudential gets former AIA executive for Macau; Value Partners names co-CIO for fixed income; Eastspring's fixed income team expands; abrdn hires wholesale distribution head for Hong Kong; and more.
Cbus announces board changes; HKEX opens new office; Northern Trust hires from Franklin Templeton; FTLife hires deputy CIO from BOC Life; Perpetual AM names deputy equities chief; and more.
Expectations of tamed inflation and possible easing of interest rates could boost potential across the region, although questions and risks remain.
Debates over ESG have long been a fixture of the investment landscape — and recent survey results appear to show divisions on implementation, despite broad agreement on investment strategies.
Net inflows to sustainable funds in Asia Pacific fell to $929 million in the second quarter of 2022, while the US recorded outflows for the first time in five years.
ETFs tracking technology themes received the largest share of fund flows over 2021, as China takes third place in thematic fund market size behind Europe and the US.
Taiwanese equity technology funds draw new capital for the seventh quarter as investors turn selective on fixed income funds.
In part two of our article on automated fund selection tools, some think new market entrants will compete with research houses. But the incumbents are seen to possess key advantages.
In the second of a two-part story, China's fund regulator wants to help fund of funds proliferate, but relatively few onshore firms have enough fund variety to create the products.
The rise of exchange-traded funds is leading to more complex underlyings and more issuers entering the ETF market. But this also means investors must do more due diligence, says Morningstar.