Asia's cash-rich HNWIs, anticipating growth, are using strong cash positions to seek out good deals, according to industry experts.
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The Swiss fund house is bringing in senior executives from rival TCW to fill two roles, rebuilding its client coverage after the recent departures of Amy Cho and Carmen Lai.
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Emerging-market equities will build on big recent gains, despite concerns over China, argue investment specialists at Pictet Asset Management and Societe Generale.
The Swiss fund house has hired its first dedicated multi-asset specialist in the region. The substantial length of time taken to find him reflects the fierce competition for such talent.
Uncertainty is rife over foreign asset managers' moves to set up wholly foreign-owned entities in China thanks to the recent suspension of investment company registrations.
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Our next two most influential selectors are Alfred Mak, who has helped develop Bank of East Asia's wealth business, and Richard Mak of Pictet, whose team is his firm's link to Geneva for fund houses.
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Institutional investors are treating their portfolios with a greater level of tactical awareness, a portfolio manager says, with multi-asset allowing them to apply their risk budget to prevailing market conditions.
Pictet Asset Management expects to come to market with the product this quarter as one of several RQFII funds it has planned for the coming year.