Big institutional investors in Malaysia are seen favouring more alternatives exposure over public-market assets, leading some local fund managers to increase their focus on retail clients.
Bond fund managers are focusing on the pace and degree of rising US interest rates as the next opportunity for the Federal Reserve to act looms.
At the age of 78, the veteran emerging markets guru is to step down as lead manager of the flagship Templeton emerging markets fund.
Money managers in the US are confident Greece’s default this week will not lead to contagion or impact the US Federal Reserve’s stance on raising interest rates.
Fund managers are split over whether MSCI will admit China A shares into its EM indices, with less than 24 hours to go before its announcement. If it does not happen this week, the market expects inclusion this year.
Blackstone shuts Asia advisory unit, BoS loses director, Barings hires in sales, Templeton bolsters consultant relations, Bordier names CIO, HKMA replaces research director and BNPP in wealth management shake-up.
Mark Mobius asserts the macro background that he believes supports emerging market equities over global equities.
The US fund house makes several senior promotions that result in changes in responsibilities for Australia and the Middle East, among other regions.
Two areas that could negatively affect emerging markets are restrictions on world trade and issues thrown up by derivatives, says Mark Mobius of Franklin Templeton.
Last night AsianInvestor named the top buy-side traders, custodian banker of the year and the best prime broking salespeople.
Emerging market specialist Mark Mobius says despite the global financial crisis, portfolio investment opportunities in the world's less developed markets are abundant.
Investment Outlook Series: Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset management, says there are many attractive stocks in Asia that don't have enough daily turnover.