By Joe Marsh
12 hours ago
Axa Investment Managers has added an equity-focused trader in Hong Kong to fill out its regional multi-asset dealing hub in anticipation of rising volumes in Asia.
By Richard Newell
12 hours ago
The newly rebranded boutique is marketing a growth equity and a high-yield bond fund in Singapore and may register them elsewhere. AsianInvestor spoke to CEO Alexander Zeeh.
By Richard Newell
12 hours ago
The firm's Asia-Pacific chief executive puts the closure – which follows that of Standard Life in July – down to the business failing to achieve sufficient scale ...
By Bernadette Tio , Leigh Powell | 1 day 12 hours ago
Our 12th and 13th most influential selectors are Rodolphe Larqué of Credit Suisse and Daniel Lau of Axa. Larqué encourages more provider engagement, while Lau is ...
By Bernadette Tio | 1 day 12 hours ago
The French fund house is seeking four investment staff and a consumer bank sales executive both to fill newly created roles and as replacements.
By Joe Marsh , Bernadette Tio | 4 days ago
DBS names new deputy consumer banking and wealth head; QIC in CIO succession plan; Aberdeen AM loses investment director; East Capital adds Greater China PM; Credit Suisse ...
By Leigh Powell | 4 days ago
The Hong Kong conglomerate’s treasurer, Adrian Teng, whose remit includes oversight of its pension fund, is to take up a new role in the group. He will be replaced by a ...
By Richard Newell | 4 days ago
Market players say leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds are in the approval pipeline, as the local securities regulator reiterates its concerns about such products.
By The Editors | 4 days ago
AsianInvestor hosted its second annual Fund Selector Forum Asia at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong on November 17. Here we present a gallery of photos.
By Toby Yiu | 4 days ago
Eastmoney, the owner of China’s biggest online fund sales platform, is awaiting regulatory approval to set up a mutual fund house, which would make it the first such ...
By Joe Marsh | 4 days ago
Various sectors are expected to see more strategic foreign investment flows, which is good news for private equity firms. But the government's recent Bihar state election ...
By Joe Marsh | 5 days ago
Current Southeast Asia head Edmund Koh will take up the new position, replacing Kathy Shih, who was also promoted recently.
By Bernadette Tio | 5 days ago
The Chinese wealth manager plans to grow its staff by 50% next year and may expand to the UK and US in future. It is also seeking insurance partners, but will cut the number of ...
By The Editors | 5 days ago
Jame DiBiasio and Hugo Cox are recognised for writing on fixed income markets this year at the State Street Asia-Pacific Institutional Press Awards.
By Bernadette Tio | 6 days ago
Investment veteran Ayaz Ebrahim is settling into his new strategic role at JP Morgan Asset Management overseeing Asia-Pacific asset allocation and helping link the international...
By Toby Yiu | 6 days ago
The joint-venture's new private credit fund aims to mitigate rising default risk in China by getting closely involved in the financial management of the SMEs it is financing.
By Toby Yiu | 6 days ago
The Kuala Lumpur-based fund house said it planned to build China bond capabilities, after Malaysia was awarded renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor quota this week.
By Joe Marsh | 24 November 2015
The French fund house has hired from rival Schroders for its new North Asia head of private wealth distribution. The previous incumbent switches to the equivalent role for ...
By Bernadette Tio | 24 November 2015
Wealth managers discuss the perceived conflicts of interest that can arise when using in-house capabilities versus external fund houses for discretionary portfolio management.
By Toby Yiu | 24 November 2015
The new pension fund management joint venture between China Construction Bank and the National Council for Social Security Fund is awaiting a licence to be able to start ...
By Bernadette Tio | 23 November 2015
The UK asset manager is discussing providing product for Chinese peer-to-peer firms’ online platforms, amid debate over the potential disintermediation of traditional ...
By Toby Yiu | 23 November 2015
Z-Ben Advisors says Chinese trust firms and brokerages' asset management arms – which have $3.4 trillion in AUM – should now be counted as mainland fund houses.
By Joe Marsh | 20 November 2015
Hamilton Lane opens in Korea; Credit Suisse creates new entrepreneur unit; Eastspring adds PM quartet; Prudential hires Ceri Ng; RBC appoints wealth planning head; Franklin ...
By Joe Marsh | 20 November 2015
Meanwhile, sentiment stays near record lows for emerging markets, as China attracts more flows but India falls out of favour, finds Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s fund ...
By Joe Marsh | 20 November 2015
Trevor Persaud of the Investment Management Association of Singapore says the industry body wants to help improve risk standards across Asia with the launch of its new guidelines.
By Bernadette Tio , Leigh Powell | 20 November 2015
AsianInvestor has sought to identify the 25 most influential individuals in fund selection based in Hong Kong and Singapore. We will unveil our list over the coming weeks, ...
By Dr Insup Lee | 20 November 2015
Two of the country's state pensions, the Public Officials Benefits Association and the Police Mutual Aid Association, have reportedly had differing fortunes in their hunt for ...
By Toby Yiu | 19 November 2015
Shenzhen is believed to have handed out licences – but only $1 billion in extra quota – to another 30 fund houses under its QDIE cross-border alternative investment ...
By Bernadette Tio | 19 November 2015
Technology and service improvements are key if private banks are to strengthen their coverage of independent asset managers, said panelists at an AsianInvestor forum.
By Joe Marsh | 19 November 2015
The UK fund house will be hoping veteran manager Paul Kirkby can boost the negative recent performance of its Japan long/short strategy.
By The Editors | 19 November 2015
Jo Van de Velde, global head of product management at Euroclear, highlights how regional payments harmonisation provides lessons for global securities markets.
By Toby Yiu | 18 November 2015
Mainland individuals are looking to boost their offshore exposure, but their return expectations – while lower than in the past – remain stubbornly high, an ...
By Joe Marsh | 18 November 2015
Mercer has rolled out its delegated investment management service in Japan, the first Asian market – excluding Australia – where it is available. Further launches ...
By Bernadette Tio | 18 November 2015
The Thai asset manager is expanding its foreign fund range amid what it sees as limited upside in investing in the local market.
By Joe Marsh | 17 November 2015
That is over three times the current $817 billion, and this growth will be driven largely by individual investors, as it will be for the funds industry globally, argues ...
By Oliver Jones | 17 November 2015
The US firm’s new Asia head of hedge fund services targets expansion in Hong Kong and Singapore, citing increased demand from Chinese clients and growth of alternative ...
By Joe Marsh | 17 November 2015
Gong Yueyue received the ban in Hong Kong for accepting HK$100,000 to revise upwards a target share price in a research report.
By Toby Yiu | 16 November 2015
Yao Gang, the former IPO chief at China's securities regulator, becomes the next casualty of the government's anti-graft drive. The CSRC has responded by saying it will improve ...
By Leigh Powell | 16 November 2015
‘Hank’ Ahn Hong-chul, chairman and chief executive of Korea Investment Corporation, may have quit due to a report alleging improper conduct, according to local media.
By Toby Yiu | 16 November 2015
Fund houses see Taiwan as the most attractive investment-linked product market in Asia, but it is getting harder to access for latecomers or smaller players, finds research ...
By Joe Marsh , Oliver Jones | 13 November 2015
Nikko AM creates product promotions role; ICBC Credit Suisse AM appoints index head; JP Morgan AM poaches Asia marketing chief; Sunsuper replaces CIO; ANZ sets up specialty ...
By Richard Newell | 13 November 2015
Myanmar's newly elected government under Aung San Suu Kyi will need to make major changes to attract a greater flow of foreign money. More legal certainty, for one, is seen as ...
By Leigh Powell | 13 November 2015
In the second of a two-part article on China's debt markets, fixed income managers outline the opportunities they see and how to play them.
By Joe Marsh | 13 November 2015
Australian financial planners' expectations for returns on domestic stocks are at record lows, so they are boosting offshore exposure, largely through funds. Asia and the US ...
By Leigh Powell | 12 November 2015
In the first of a two-part article on China's debt markets, panelists at a forum debate what they see as imminent game-changing developments for investment portfolios.
By Toby Yiu | 12 November 2015
Nomura Asset Management is busy expanding its investment team in Taiwan and seeking more sub-advisory managers, as it looks to move into new asset classes.
By Richard Newell | 12 November 2015
Family offices are increasingly doing club investments so as not to miss out on deals due to a lack of capacity, but joining forces with their peers can be tricky.
By Jame DiBiasio | 11 November 2015
Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey argues for shorting equities because of the negative impact China is having on global growth prospects.
By Richard Newell | 11 November 2015
Enhanced Investment Products will today launch a product based on a CLSA dividend-focused strategy amid hopes that Asian regulators are becoming more open to new types of ETF.
By Richard Newell | 11 November 2015
Chinese insurer Ping An is looking at Sydney real estate and early-stage projects, while Japanese pension funds are seen as another major new source of investment for global ...
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