Insurers are having to take more risk despite forthcoming tighter rules around the assets they can hold. Regulatory inflexibility is not helping product innovation, says BlackRock's David Lomas.
Stark Investments' senior portfolio managers break away to start their own venture.
Hong Kong hedge fund Tribridge has hired John Liptak from Bank of America to run its new fund.
Credit Suisse hires Matt Pecot from UBS to head up its growing prime services team.
Spreads have rallied over the past two months, but some portfolio managers report investors have a growing appetite for risk.
Marco PoloÆs Alan Landau expects 2009 to be a return to happier times for A-share investors.
The proposal comes as the State Council concludes its test run of private-equity funds and issues four more licenses to firms with onshore investments.
Lewis Wan, former CIO of Marco Polo, is moving his focus from A-shares to pre-IPO stakes.
The Taiwanese fund is outsourcing four mandates in enhanced global equity and another four in enhanced global fixed income.
Fund-of-hedge-funds expert Lindsay Jones returns to Hong Kong to handle sales at FRMÆs new office.
Merrill Lynch has raised its annual infrastructure spending forecast for emerging markets by 80% on the back of increased government spending, especially in China, the Middle East and Russia.
Head of investment strategy at AMP Capital Investors, Shane Oliver, says although managing inflation and interest rates is a challenge, they wonÆt have a great long-term impact on the regionÆs equity markets.