News

By Joe Marsh , Steve Price
1 day 20 hours ago
FWD names investment head; Blackstone adds property trio; StanChart PB continues reshuffle; Loomis Sayles creates institutional services role; MVision expands HK team; and ...
By Joe Marsh
1 day 23 hours ago
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 Jame DiBiasio
1 day 23 hours ago
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 Steve Price | 1 day 23 hours ago
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 Leigh Powell | 1 day 23 hours ago
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 Oliver Jones | 2 days ago
Recent moves by the two fund houses show they are keeping faith with the asset class, despite disappointing private investment inflows.
By Min Ho | 2 days ago
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 | 2 days ago
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 | 2 days ago
Today we announce awards by market and recognise best practice across Asia Pacific for governance, innovation and investment capabilities.
By The Editors | 3 days ago
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 | 3 days ago
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 | 3 days ago
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 | 3 days ago
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 | 4 days ago
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 | 4 days ago
Independent researchers at an AsianInvestor forum were divided on the potential impact of a strong greenback on emerging Asian markets.
By Bernadette Tio | 4 days ago
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 | 4 days ago
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 | 5 days ago
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 | 5 days ago
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 | 5 days ago
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.
By Markit | 15 October 2014
Exchange-traded funds have faced several obstacles in Asia, but liquidity, transparency and affordability have improved, and investors are taking notice, says financial ...
By Oliver Jones | 15 October 2014
Several respected industry figures attended the launch this week of Hedge Funds Care Asia, the first overseas affiliate of a US charity for the prevention and treatment of ...
By Steve Price | 15 October 2014
Hong Kong's securities regulator finds that Roger Albert John and Hamish Gordon Cruden misused a client's securities and provided false and misleading information.
By Bernadette Tio | 15 October 2014
Entrepreneurial zeal and lack of investment experience have given rise to unrealistic return expectations, says Kaven Leung, the Swiss private bank’s head of North Asia.
By Oliver Jones | 14 October 2014
They are reaching out into Southeast Asia increasingly, backed by regional Japanese bank financing, observes Seow Wei Qi, director of Risa Partners Asia.
By Joe Marsh | 14 October 2014
In the first of a two-part series, private banks’ product selectors give their views on how mutual funds are sold. The second article will provide the asset managers’...
By Steve Price | 14 October 2014
Technology is reshaping the finance industry, challenging investors and calling into question ways of calculating productivity and growth, argued experts at an AsianInvestor ...
By Oliver Jones | 14 October 2014
The firm singles out Indonesia as an example of a relatively closed market that offers diversification potential amid nervousness over the consequences of Fed tapering.
By The Editors | 14 October 2014
We explore who pays for the lack of market-makers when the Fed raises rates, examine the risk appetite of Asia's largest asset owners, hear about demand for emerging market ...
By Bernadette Tio | 13 October 2014
The online funds firm is understood to have applied to list on the Singapore Exchange. It is also seeking to tap deregulation in Taiwan and retail appetite for online funds in ...
By Leigh Powell | 13 October 2014
The largest institutional investors in the region reveal plans to diversify overseas and outsource more to external managers in AsianInvestor’s annual AI300 survey.
By Toby Yiu | 13 October 2014
Despite concerns over bad loans and economic challenges, there is an incentive to support China’s transition to consumption-driven growth as the world is reliant on its ...
By SSgA | 10 October 2014
After this autumn's sell-off of emerging market equities, JC de Beaulieu at State Street Global Advisors explains what will drive stocks from here – and where the dangers ...
By Steve Price | 10 October 2014
HKIFA names new chair; Natixis Global AM replaces Taiwan head; Avenue Capital hires duo from PAG; Bennelong makes senior appointments; Jersey Finance appoints HK director; and ...
By Steve Price | 10 October 2014
Susan Chan has taken up the role in addition to her position as head of iShares’ Asia capital markets team. Jane Leung, the previous incumbent, is relocating to the US ...
By Steve Price , Joe Marsh | 10 October 2014
Bill Hwang and his hedge fund Tiger Asia have been handed a ban in Hong Kong. Separately, Hong Kong's SFC has disciplined the former chairman of PFC International.
By Dr Insup Lee | 10 October 2014
Korea’s National Pension Service aims to raise its investment staff by almost half within the next year to meet return targets. It is focusing on global equities and ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 9 October 2014
Managers of US equity portfolios, usually an optimistic lot, are more cautious than their peers on the fixed-income side.
By Leigh Powell | 9 October 2014
Experts at an AsianInvestor forum voice wildly differing views on the drivers of global economics and whether the US Federal Reserve will raise rates next year.
By Toby Yiu | 9 October 2014
It plans to introduce only the city’s second actively managed A-share product in the next two weeks despite challenges for value-investing in momentum-driven mainland stocks.
Quick Poll

Continuing the push for democracy in Hong Kong is:





« View results

Previous polls ››

In the city's best interests
  33%
 
Detrimental to its interests
  9%
 
A chance for Beijing to change
  19%
 
Not going to make a difference
  27%
 
Dangerous in the extreme
  12%
TOTAL VOTES: 64
Comment on this

« Back

Previous polls ››

October 2014 Magazine
AsianInvestor Magazine

What's in this issue

Who pays for lack of market-makers?
AI300 ramp up risk
PE under the spotlight
Vietnam enters private banking