Emerging market equities have fallen for most of 2022. But an improving regulatory outlook in China and Russia’s removal from major benchmark indices are reattracting investor attention, suggesting that any early optimism may have been delayed, not derailed.
Moves to localise trade and end freedom of movement are threats — but also opportunities, say investors based in the SAR.
G7 leaders have committed to indefinite support for Ukraine in its defence against Russia’s invasion in addition to a fresh round of sanctions on Russian oil and gold.
Changing market dynamics are highlighting for investors the potential cost of their disproportionate focus on equity risk, according to market experts.
Institutional funds haven't done enough to ensure they are not supporting hostile and repressive regimes with their investors' capital, according to ESG industry leaders.
For a China looking to internationalise its currency, the Russian banking crisis could make it a force to reckon with; Family offices remain drawn to the city’s tax incentives, political and currency stability, clear regulatory framework and good schools for their children; Indonesia’s new wealth fund is talking to more than 100 investors; AIA set to boost exposure to Asian infrastructure 'as much as possible'; and more.
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.
Investors worldwide are looking to cut their exposure to Russia and reallocate funds to other markets. We ask experts for their views on the implications for allocation changes.
Even China is concerned about its Russia exposure; AIA puts on its acquisition hat; SFC fines HSBC Securities Brokers (Asia) HK$6.3 million; HKMA issues bonds; Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) invests $350 million into Indian commercial space; and more ...
For most of the financial world, divesting Russian assets has become something of a badge of honour. Investors in APAC and elsewhere, meanwhile, are for the most part remaining tight-lipped.
The markets have been in flux since Russia began its attack on the Ukraine. Amid the extreme volatility, we asked fund managers which safe haven assets could weather the storm.
Asia’s markets have fallen in response to Russia's attack on Ukraine on February 24. We ask financial experts what else Asia Pacific markets should expect in the face of this conflict.