By Toby Yiu
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GF Fund Management is the second Chinese fund house to receive regulatory approval for an office in London as mainland managers begin to realise their overseas ambitions.
By Dr Insup Lee
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The Scientists and Engineers Mutual Aid Association has issued a multi-million request for proposals to global fund of hedge fund managers, to be finalised this year.
By Richard Newell
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Asian families saw the second highest porftolio returns among peers last year courtesy of 45% holdings in illiquid assets, far higher than for wealthy individuals, finds new ...
By Toby Yiu | 1 day 3 hours ago
The securities regulator proposes 25 new rules to crack down on algorithmic trading to prevent a repeat of this summer’s market meltdown.
By Leigh Powell | 1 day 3 hours ago
The $38 billion pension fund is moving to diversify as well as expand its investment team. We speak to its new head of investments, Chompoopen Sirithorn.
By Richard Newell | 1 day 3 hours ago
Hong Kong's securities regulator has moved to halve the average approval time for new fund applications. The question is, does it have the resources to deliver on that prospect?
By Joe Marsh | 2 days ago
The Singapore family office is planning a multi-asset discretionary strategy, having hired an equity manager as part of its recent expansion. AsianInvestor heard from CEO Jason ...
By Toby Yiu | 2 days ago
As part of AsianInvestor’s project to identify the top 10 portfolio managers in China, we profile private markets professional Wang Yawei of Qianhe Capital.
By Richard Newell | 2 days ago
State Street Global Advisors’ George Hoguet highlights fears that China could place domestic considerations above all else and fail to recognise its role as a global player.
By Oliver Jones , Joe Marsh | 5 days ago
Bank of Singapore adds China market head; CDIB Capital expands team; HK SFC re-appoints chairman; Zurich promotes HK life CEO; Principal GI poaches from World Bank; Hawksford ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 5 days ago
Vietnamese companies are slow to allow foreign investors greater share allocations, even as the country’s prospects brighten.
By The Editors | 5 days ago
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By The Editors | 5 days ago
We reveal 10 myths about asset owners, identify a new breed of general partners, learn why strategic allocation is outmoded and explain how rules in Taiwan have changed the ...
By Richard Newell | 5 days ago
The Hong Kong-China mutual recognition of funds scheme will drive QDII product liquidations and make the scheme redundant, argues Neil Flynn of Z-Ben Advisors.
By Joe Marsh | 5 days ago
The French fund house has named its first salesperson in the region dedicated to sovereign institutions, as it continues to focus more on specific client segments.
By Oliver Jones | 6 days ago
Easing financing conditions are tempting institutions to raise allocations to Shanghai and Beijing amid forecasts of resilient sales growth, says Forum Partners’ CEO ...
By Oliver Jones | 6 days ago
The chief investment officer of Sparx Asset Management, Tadahiro Fujimura, sees signs that Japanese corporates have finally changed outlook after two decades of deflation.
By Leigh Powell | 6 days ago
The US firm has hired from UBS Asset Management as it strives to build on its retail heritage by creating a financial intermediaries business in Asia, with more appointments to ...
By Bernadette Tio | 6 days ago
The firm is set to announce it is boosting institutional coverage in Asia and launching two mutual funds for China distribution and a hedge fund in a drive to expand its ...
By Richard Newell | 7 October 2015
Having raised active allocations in the past year, GPIF has moved to hire and fire managers in a new round of mandates and is enhancing internal controls and risk management.
By Bernadette Tio | 7 October 2015
The insurer has been striving to replace Jonathan Hekster as head of distribution partnership for Asia after he was promoted for his role in the bancassurance tie-up with DBS Bank.
By Toby Yiu | 7 October 2015
Persistent AM’s tie-up with GF Asset Management is the first registered in Shanghai’s free-trade zone to get a QDLP quota amid reform. It plans to launch a product ...
By Toby Yiu | 7 October 2015
As part of AsianInvestor’s project to identify the top 10 portfolio managers in China, we profile private markets professional Wang Ruyuan of Trend Capital.
By Oliver Jones | 6 October 2015
The fact a recent short-selling restriction was lifted within a month points to a maturing market, although the exchange still faces an uphill battle with the regulator, say ...
By Bernadette Tio | 6 October 2015
The UK fund house has hired portfolio managers from rival firms as it strives to increase its fund management presence in the region.
By Oliver Jones | 6 October 2015
Singapore Exchange unveiled SGX Index Edge to target Asian product issuers and investors seeking customised indices amid what it sees as growing momentum for passive exposure.
By Bernadette Tio | 6 October 2015
The firm is looking to launch a series of SFC-authorised funds and to work with distributors. It is also planning to add investment, research and client-servicing professionals ...
By Bernadette Tio | 5 October 2015
The $20 billion state pension fund is in touch with a growing number of asset managers about the possibility of expanding its international portfolio beyond bonds and equity ETFs.
By Richard Newell | 5 October 2015
The Singapore state fund has promoted internally to fill the role of chief executive of its management arm Temasek International, previously part of Temasek Holdings boss Ho ...
By Joe Marsh , Richard Newell , Bernadette Tio | 2 October 2015
Amundi replaces Ebrahim with Ho; Manulife AM Taiwan appoints CEO, CIO; StanChart hires Taiwan private bank chief; UBS WM names Kowloon office head; Munsun AM sets up EAM desk; ...
By Bernadette Tio | 2 October 2015
Distributors should not simply take the easy route of onboarding big, well established Chinese funds and managers, says Morningstar, because smaller strategies may well provide ...
By Toby Yiu | 2 October 2015
Chinese fund houses are increasingly selling products via smartphone, but marketing mobile platforms does not come cheap, and competition is heating up.
By Bernadette Tio | 2 October 2015
The Swiss firm's product team for private banking and wealth management in Asia has grown to eight staff with the arrival of its first ETF gatekeeper and a North Asia specialist.
By The Editors | 2 October 2015
AsianInvestor hosted its second annual Global China Investment Forum at the Westin hotel on Financial Street in Beijing on September 16. Here we present a gallery of photos.
By Richard Newell | 30 September 2015
Advisers in Hong Kong and Singapore are downbeat about revenue growth for the coming year, in the belief that clients will pull money from markets as interest rates rise.
By Bernadette Tio | 30 September 2015
The veteran investment executive is leaving the Malaysian fund house to launch what he hopes will be a "disruptive" new business in product distribution.
By Toby Yiu | 30 September 2015
Online travel agent Tuniu Finance has started selling funds run by China Universal and is tipped to benefit from analysing its customer data to make product recommendations.
By The Editors | 30 September 2015
AsianInvestor will not publish its daily newsletter tomorrow. October 1 is a public holiday to celebrate National Day for the founding of the People's Republic of China.
By Richard Newell | 29 September 2015
The Chinese asset manager will set up a range of Luxembourg Sicav funds by the end of the year in a move to target European investors.
By Bernadette Tio | 29 September 2015
The deputy CEO of Hong Kong’s banking regulator for the first time explains its stance on financial technology. But he voices concerns over potential disintermediation of ...
By The Editors | 26 September 2015
AsianInvestor takes a break from daily news for the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong.
By Joe Marsh | 25 September 2015
Savills IM names Asia AM chief; Sanctum plans hires after RBS deal; HK SFC names interim enforcement head; Robeco gets new chairman and CEO; and BBH names new global boss.
By Leigh Powell | 25 September 2015
The $38 billion pension fund has promoted from within after the long-serving Win Phromphaet moved on to an investment role in the private sector.
By The Editors | 25 September 2015
AsianInvestor hosted its fifth annual Korea Asset Management Awards at the Westin Chosun on September 8. Here we present a gallery of photos from the dinner.
By Toby Yiu | 25 September 2015
Eager for more foreign exposure, mainland insurers are having to think more strategically about how they invest overseas in light of the freeze on approvals of new QDII quota.
By Oliver Jones | 24 September 2015
The offshore arm of ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management has gone for a new China equity benchmark that is more diversified than most, as it seeks to build its international ...
By Richard Newell | 24 September 2015
The UK fund house is looking at options, but its regional MD will not be directly replaced after he leaves at the year-end. Andrew Hendry says he is likely to stay in Asia and ...
By Leigh Powell | 24 September 2015
Institutions such as Hanwha Life and the Military Mutual Aid Association say bad experiences from the 2008 crisis have led them to diversify alternatives exposure and be more ...
By The Editors | 23 September 2015
AsianInvestor hosted its ninth annual Korea Institutional Investment Forum at the Westin Chosun hotel in Seoul on September 8. Here we present a gallery of photos from the event.
By Toby Yiu | 23 September 2015
The UK house has become the first global manager to be granted a licence that enables it to operate fully as a private domestic securities firm onshore in China after a rule ...
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October 2015 Magazine
AsianInvestor Magazine

What's in this issue

10 myths on Asian asset owners
Next generation private equity
Risk budgeting key to multi-asset
Foreign firms driven to love Taiwan