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By Joe Marsh , Bernadette Tio , Oliver Jones
14 hours ago
Caryle seen cutting staff in China; Vanguard appoints economist; consultancy Value Partners creates PE role; Aviva Investors hires Asia equities manager; Asia Climate Partners ...
By Jame DiBiasio
16 hours ago
Minority investors in Chinese family-owned companies must somehow evaluate intangible assets if they are to avoid losses, warns a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
By Toby Yiu
16 hours ago
New mandates from China’s biggest life insurer, which aim to quadruple its exposure to alternative assets, come as its mainland peers are said to be making similar moves.
By Min Ho | 16 hours ago
Market players question whether differences in transparency and legal systems will undermine the pending trading link between Hong Kong and Shanghai.
By Joe Marsh | 16 hours ago
The $37 billion pension fund for Australia’s higher-education sector favours property and infrastructure over PE. It is also working to upgrade the overall quality of its ...
By Joe Marsh | 1 day 16 hours ago
Thailand's biggest fund house is boosting its dealing resources in anticipation of growth in equity volumes as Asean market integration gains pace.
By Oliver Jones | 1 day 16 hours ago
Private equity managers outlined at a recent forum how their limited partners are setting increasingly strict investment conditions and asking for more information than in the ...
By Bernadette Tio | 1 day 16 hours ago
The Malaysian asset manager is partnering Nikko AM to tap Singapore's retail market and will target European institutional investors using Ucits funds. Thailand is also on its ...
By Steve Price | 1 day 16 hours ago
The transfer of assets from sell-side to buy-side firms is diversifying risk and reducing the likelihood of a systemic event, argues Bradley Ziff of technology provider Misys.
By Steve Price | 2 days ago
The US fund house has applied for a renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor licence and is talking up its parent's China joint venture, despite difficulties encountere...
By Joe Marsh | 2 days ago
The UK fund house has seen its Asia director of institutional sales depart, with a replacement set to start next week.
By Toby Yiu | 2 days ago
The Swiss pure private bank is weighing up the best way to enter China but says it is in no rush, even though it sees now as the best opportunity for international firms.
By Min Ho , Toby Yiu | 2 days ago
Singapore eyes Rmb initiatives; regulation in Korea under fire; Asic sets out priorities; CSRC tightens delisting rules; Chinese insurers allowed to invest in preferred shares; ...
By Min Ho , Toby Yiu | 3 days ago
Hong Kong's exchange has confirmed the postponement of the Shanghai-Hong Kong trading link, with no future launch date specified. Some are linking the delay to the pro-democracy...
By Toby Yiu | 3 days ago
HK dollar investments account for 82% of mainland insurers' offshore portfolios, according to China's insurance regulator, cited by local media. This was reportedly the first ...
By Joe Marsh | 3 days ago
The head gatekeepers at the private bank owned by OCBC spoke to AsianInvestor about how they select funds for the platform.
By Bernadette Tio | 3 days ago
Mutual fund assets under management are declining as a proportion of household financial assets in Asia. This indicates a worrying lack of understanding of these products, say ...
By Bernadette Tio , Steve Price | 4 days ago
The two banks outline how they plan to expand their wealth management businesses in Asia – one from a well-established position, the other as a newcomer to the region in ...
By Oliver Jones | 4 days ago
Cross-border flows have become a bigger driver of Asian real estate investment volume, with Singapore displacing China as the region's biggest exporter of capital into property.
By Toby Yiu | 4 days ago
Chinese equity and bond managers say expectations of reform and renminbi internationalisation are driving interest. They are billing this as a chance to get ahead of mainstream ...
By Joe Marsh , Steve Price | 24 October 2014
FWD names investment head; Blackstone adds property trio; StanChart PB continues reshuffle; Loomis Sayles creates institutional services role; MVision expands HK team; and ...
By Leigh Powell | 24 October 2014
China Investment Corporation loses its chairman and CEO Ding Xuedong to CICC in a reshuffle. It comes just a year after predecessor Lou Jiwei was shifted to finance minister.
By Steve Price | 24 October 2014
Yan Chee-yung has been given a three-year sentence and a HK$6.9 million fine and banned from re-entering the industry for life by Hong Kong's securities regulator for theft of ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 24 October 2014
Fund managers adopting a ‘wait and see’ approach to adding China to portfolios are putting broader mandates at risk, says MSCI’s Chris Ryan.
By Joe Marsh | 24 October 2014
This is despite them spending a bigger share of their assets on investment activities than their peers elsewhere, according to research by Campden Wealth and UBS.
By The Editors | 23 October 2014
Today we announce awards by market and recognise best practice across Asia Pacific for governance, innovation and investment capabilities.
By Oliver Jones | 23 October 2014
Recent moves by the two fund houses show they are keeping faith with the asset class, despite disappointing private investment inflows.
By Min Ho | 23 October 2014
The trade body has asked Hong Kong’s securities watchdog to give up to a month's advance warning before launching the Shanghai-Hong Kong link, amid uncertainty over ...
By Hugo Cox | 23 October 2014
The US regulator dampens speculation it will hold the buy-side to account if bond markets suffer a crash. But Asian managers are told to ensure their liquidity disclosures are ...
By The Editors | 22 October 2014
Today we recognise best practice in regional categories by type of institution. Tomorrow we will announce awards by market and for investment capabilities, governance and ...
By Steve Price | 22 October 2014
Asia remains the fastest growing region in terms of wealth, and its high-net-worth investors are demanding better digital services, finds the RBC and Capgemini Asia-Pacific ...
By Joe Marsh | 22 October 2014
Investment consultancy Cambridge Associates has named its first head of hedge funds for Australia and New Zealand as it sees demand for the asset class rises in those countries.
By The Editors | 22 October 2014
Industry body Asia IRP, in partnership with AsianInvestor and FinanceAsia, held Asia's Independent Research Summit on October 8 in Hong Kong.
By Joe Marsh | 21 October 2014
Citi Private Bank has seen an eightfold rise in sales of hedge funds through its Asia platform since 2012. Swiss firm Pictet also sees growing demand for the asset class.
By Oliver Jones | 21 October 2014
Independent researchers at an AsianInvestor forum were divided on the potential impact of a strong greenback on emerging Asian markets.
By Bernadette Tio | 21 October 2014
The international private bank of Bank of Montreal will appoint fund houses to advise on European and Asia ex-Japan equity, and more are to come for other asset classes.
By Markit | 21 October 2014
Low liquidity, an abundance of unrated issues and a lack of sufficient information are some of the issues facing investors in offshore renminbi bonds. But things are changing, ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 20 October 2014
Despite last week’s volatility, US economic divergence may not signal a change to interest rates or an end to low bond yields.
By Steve Price | 20 October 2014
The fund house is moving to register two corporate bond funds and a more unusual product in Hong Kong. Legg Mason affiliate Western Asset is also overweight China, bucking a ...
By Min Ho | 20 October 2014
Following news this month of a hacking attack on Fidelity in the US, consultants warn that financial firms in Asia are particularly vulnerable to cyber-crime.
By Oliver Jones | 17 October 2014
Private equity managers are increasingly receiving investor requests to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors in their strategies, say sources. This is ...
By Steve Price | 17 October 2014
The Swiss firm is looking to do a tie-up or acquisition in Hong Kong to expand its regional presence and is mulling further offices, potentially in Singapore and Japan.
By Leigh Powell | 17 October 2014
The region’s largest institutions are increasingly investing into alternative asset classes. But interest is widespread across product type and geography.
By Hugo Cox | 17 October 2014
Robert Ansari has said high projected foreign flows into Saudi Arabia’s equity market depend on its inclusion in MSCI indices, which won’t happen until June 2017 at ...
By Steve Price , Leigh Powell | 17 October 2014
Northern Trust opens in Korea; BNP Paribas on hiring spree; CICC chairman said to resign; Manulife AM replaces chief economist; Old Mutual adds in fixed income; and HK’s ...
By Min Ho , Toby Yiu | 16 October 2014
PBoC to allow more investors to trade offshore; capital gains tax exemption mooted for Stock Connect; China relaxes direct investment rules; Iosco launches CIS consultation; ...
By Joe Marsh | 16 October 2014
In the second article of a two-part series on selling mutual funds to private banks in Asia, fund management executives give their thoughts.
By Steve Price | 16 October 2014
Expectations of global growth and inflation have reached two-year lows, with sentiment on China also sinking, finds Bank of America-Merrill Lynch's October survey of fund ...
By Leigh Powell | 16 October 2014
The US house is understood to have hired Alan Young from rival Schroder Investment Management to replace Max Wong, who joined Oaktree Capital Management this June.
By Leigh Powell | 15 October 2014
The largest institutions in the region reveal plans to move down the credit curve and raise allocations to emerging market debt, but display weak appetite for renminbi exposure.
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