Franklin Templeton names head of China; Waterfall Asset Management appoints Alistair Ho from Natixis for new Hong Kong office; Henry Chui set to leave Nuveen; Mercer appoints Singapore-based head of Asia Pacific manager research; MSCI hires new Korea client head; Peak Re promotes chief underwriter; Singlife with Aviva's Navigator expands management team.
New rules to address Hong Kong's low level of female board representation are the subject of fierce debate.
A growing list of corporates and investors have committed to pulling their investments from Russia, leaving observers to ponder where the outstanding funds will flow.
US politician-led attempts to curb equity investment into China look set to struggle in the face of index providers raising the country in their index allocations over the next two years.
The financial services company believes that its recent tie-up with a private asset data firm will enable it to offer greater clarity and persuade asset owners to invest more in alternatives.
External managers are obliged to comply with greenhouse gas emission rules, forming part of the Ping An's efforts to lift ESG standards in China.
MSCI continues to monitor China’s ongoing market reforms as well as what investors are looking for in terms of international best practice.
MSCI strives to power better investment decisions enabling the investment community to increase their exposure to Chinese equities by giving them more access to A shares.
Coal Pension Trustees, which manages £21 billion in assets, is about to select two fund houses to run China onshore equity portfolios, reflecting its rising focus on Asia.
In eight months time, Chinese A-shares will make up 3.3% of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. It is likely to spur capital flows and the development of A-share futures.
Emboldened by the success of its recent partial inclusion of Chinese A-shares in its closely tracked indices, MSCI is consulting investors on whether to increase those weightings.
MSCI’s A-share inclusion will institutionalise and internationalise China's local share market. Global asset owners must work out how best to invest. Some are doing so internally.