The pressure to beat benchmarks has never been greater amid markets plagued by coronavirus volatility. That's why asset owners should closely monitor their fund managers.
Fund managers need to organise and interrogate data in a consistent manner if they are to spot alpha and satisfy institutional client and regulator needs, say industry experts.
Fund managers in Hong Kong discuss what’s at stake as they dive into the brave new world of marketing products across the border.
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The firm is set to fill the vacancy left by Mandy Chan with a hire from BNP Paribas Asset Management, which is promoting internally to cover her departure.
The Hong Kong-based insurer has hired from rival Generali to fill the newly created role, having rapidly expanded its investment portfolio with several recent acquisitions.
Malaysia's PNB appoints new CEO; Hong Kong's SFC moves office; Ping An Insurance adds third co-CEO; Principal Global Investors adds new head of North Asia institutional sales; JP Morgan AM names retail distribution head for Hong Kong; Sanne appoints business development heads in Asia; SC Capital hires head of investor relations.
Norges Bank Investment Management has strong convictions on manager selection – and on Asia. In the first of a two-part series, AsianInvestor speaks to head of external strategies Erik Hilde.
KIC reshuffles leadership team; BlackRock Alternative Advisors' Asia head exits; Denise Ying leaves Franklin Templeton's institutional team; Muzinich adds private debt duo in Singapore; Natixis IM names HK, Macau institutional head; Merian confirms departure of North Asia sales chief; Minority AM sets up in HK; and more.
The only cross-border flows into Hong Kong commercial property this year have come from China, while local investors have been buying more overseas real estate, amid the recent turmoil.
The national security law looks set to forever change how the Asian financial centre functions, and not in a good way. Candour is set to diminish, and social tensions may rise.
Investment experts for multiple asset classes reveal to AsianInvestor how asset owners can best shield their portfolios against likely market volatility.
Events like the WeWork scandal and Uber's disappointing listing have clearly flagged the risks of piling into 'new economy' assets. Family offices in Asia seem to be taking note.
GPIF suffers largest quarterly loss; Manulife makes first China industrial investment; NPS raises alternatives allocation; KIC eyes huge growth, partners with asset manager for alts fund; EPF to invest more overseas; pension funds launch sustainable investment data platform; Google and Temasek discuss investing up to $1b in Indonesian e-commerce firm, and more.