The UK fund house has jumped on Asia's multi-asset bandwagon by poaching Irene Goh from AllianceBernstein, and expects to add two more to her team. Insurers are a key target.
The Singaporean asset manager has hired a new multi-asset head as part of a push in this area, will add investment staff to its team in Shanghai and is eyeing distribution in Australia.
Standard Life Investments is to launch a multi-asset growth fund for institutions in Asia and is mulling a balanced fund focused on the region, says investment director Malcolm Jones.
Henry Lin, president of Fubon Asset Management and Sitca chairman, expects some 20 ETFs and up to 30 multi-asset funds to be launched in Taiwan this year, including several by his firm.
The fund house hopes to launch a long/short multi-asset strategy this year, but is finding it hard to raise money for its multi-asset income product in Hong Kong amid A-share volatility.
BNP Paribas Investment Partners is exploring the use of factor analysis in multi-asset portfolios and plans to start implementing the approach for institutional clients this year.
AsianInvestor has answered 10 key questions for investors in the Year of the Monkey. Question nine looks at the prospects for multi-asset products.
The UK fund house has created the new regional post, pointing to ongoing strong interest in asset-allocation products.
The multi-boutique fund manager has its sights on China and the potential for growth of liquid alternatives in Asia, says Matt Shafer, head of international distribution.
The Bureau of Labor Funds is seeking managers for 21 mandates, including its first global multi-asset portfolios, as it moves to further boost its alternatives and index exposure.
Axa Investment Managers has added an equity-focused trader in Hong Kong to fill out its regional multi-asset dealing hub in anticipation of rising volumes in Asia.
The French fund house is seeking four investment staff and a consumer bank sales executive both to fill newly created roles and as replacements.