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By Joe Marsh
1 day 11 hours ago
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank installs CIO; search firm Stemp starts IM practice; RBC WM names Asia team lead; Nikko AM adds EM debt PM; Amundi replaces alternatives ...
By Joe Marsh
1 day 20 hours ago
The UK hedge fund group’s co-CEO and its first head of emerging-market debt explain why and how the firm is expanding its investment in the asset class.
By Joe Marsh
1 day 20 hours ago
The former securities executive had sought to conceal trading losses by forging client signatures and withdrawing funds from client accounts.
By Joe Marsh | 2 days ago
JP Morgan Private Bank will see its Asia-Pacific deputy chief executive leave this month to take over as CEO of UK private bank Coutts.
By The Editors | 2 days ago
Here is a guide detailing the information that AsianInvestor’s editors are looking for to help in our decision-making for this year’s Asset Management Awards.
By Bernadette Tio | 2 days ago
Four foreign houses with onshore operations are targeting sharia product launches after rules were relaxed, in a sign that the country is opening up. Regular mutual funds could ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 2 days ago
Growth in private-equity assets is coming from structures other than blind pools, creating new arrangements but also new risks.
By The Editors | 2 days ago
AsianInvestor announces the second part of its Asset Management Awards 2016, for investment performance. This is open to public long-only, hedge and private-market managers.
By The Editors | 5 February 2016
Goodbye goat, hello monkey! AsianInvestor is taking a break for the Chinese New Year holiday. Normal service resumes on Thursday, February 11
By Bernadette Tio , Leigh Powell | 5 February 2016
Hugh Young gets expanded role, UBS WM replaces SE Asia head, PGI adds in distribution, Credit Suisse rehires Stoehr, Old Mutal acquires AAM Advisory, Hong Leong group in reshuffle.
By Dr Insup Lee | 5 February 2016
The institution's $65 billion savings bureau has issued RFPs to run an expected $240 million of international equity portfolios, as it builds its offshore allocation.
By The Editors | 5 February 2016
AsianInvestor is pleased to announce its Asset Management Awards for 2016. Today we start with asset services, to be followed by investment performance. Here is everything you ...
By Toby Yiu | 5 February 2016
Beijing has further liberalised the QFII scheme in respect of the quota approval process and capital repatriation rules – moves seen as targeting A-share inclusion in the ...
By Joe Marsh | 5 February 2016
Alternatives specialists from UBS and other firms tip equity hedge and global macro strategies to do well this year and explain their thinking to AsianInvestor.
By The Editors | 5 February 2016
We explore a freeze in sovereign wealth fund mandates, pose 10 questions for Year of the Monkey, interview Future Fund CIO Raphael Arndt, look into China's second MMF evolution ...
By Bernadette Tio | 4 February 2016
The UK-based insurer says it remains committed to its two remaining markets of Hong Kong and China despite industry headwinds, saying it has switched its focus to affluent clients.
By Bernadette Tio | 4 February 2016
Principal Global Investors has appointed Celestine Khoo to drive its institutional business in the region. She was formerly head of external fund management at Singapore's ...
By Toby Yiu | 4 February 2016
The US fund house has been handed the largest single RQFII quota to add A-share exposure to its emerging market funds, despite China’s volatile equity market.
By Richard Newell | 3 February 2016
The Canadian group's private banking head outlines plans to serve family investors in Asia including setting up a trust company in HK. It is also recruiting to expand its ...
By The Editors | 3 February 2016
We reveal the firms that have grown the most in percentage terms year-on-year by assets sourced from Asia Pacific. Clue: none of them are global companies.
By Jame DiBiasio | 3 February 2016
Emerging market gurus such as Jerome Booth and Mark Mobius keep the faith, but most investors aren’t following them. So which is right?
By Christina Wang | 2 February 2016
The Asia-Pacific chief investment officer for Deutsche Asset Management, Sean Taylor, suspects there will be little let-up in policy-making uncertainty ahead of the Central ...
By Toby Yiu | 2 February 2016
Industry observers expect to see stricter regulations imposed on internet financing firms after the closure of online P2P platform Ezubao.
By Bernadette Tio | 2 February 2016
The French private bank has poached from rival JP Morgan Private Bank to replace Asia chief investment strategist Stefan Hofer, who left late last year.
By Leigh Powell | 1 February 2016
AsianInvestor’s latest list of the 100 biggest fund houses by Asia-Pacific-sourced AUM finds homegrown firms are growing, while global players' regional share has shrunk ...
By Toby Yiu | 1 February 2016
The firm is the first since 2007 to win a licence to run enterprise annuity money in China, but must now build a team, as asset managers eagerly await mainland public pension ...
By Richard Newell | 1 February 2016
As Hong Kong's Mandatory Provident Scheme Authority releases its 15-year performance review ahead of reforms due this year, the city's funds industry still sees issues to be ...
By Joe Marsh , Bernadette Tio , Steve Dunthorne | 29 January 2016
UBS WM's Asia head of global family office exits; Axa IM names Japan chairman; Bank of Singapore appoints head of advisory PM; Taiwan FSC replaces chairman; Invesco shuffles ...
By Bernadette Tio | 29 January 2016
The Singaporean bank expects demand for hedge strategies to rise this year as investors seek alpha in volatile markets.
By Leigh Powell | 29 January 2016
The UK equity house is readying a vehicle focused on Asia Reits and infrastructure that will target institutions. Meanwhile, CEO Willie Watt praised Beijing's recent regulatory ...
By Leigh Powell | 29 January 2016
The research firm has hired a hedge-fund-of-funds analyst to lead its investment management teams across China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
By Richard Newell | 28 January 2016
Institutional investors and fund houses in Asia are using ETFs more for multi-asset and smart-beta strategies and for replacing futures exposure, with growth tipped to accelerate.
By Richard Newell | 28 January 2016
After years of above-target performance, Australia's Future Fund and New Zealand Super have been de-risking their portfolios amid a worsening investment outlook.
By Joe Marsh | 28 January 2016
But Jean Salata, founder and chief executive of Baring Private Equity Asia, also explains why he is optimistic on the two regional giants.
By The Editors | 27 January 2016
AsianInvestor speaks to Raphael Arndt, chief investment officer of Australia's $118 billion Future Fund, about China, emerging markets and why it has boosted its cash exposure.
By Joe Marsh | 27 January 2016
More wealth industry consolidation looks inevitable in Asia, as firms face higher costs, margin compression and rising competition from independents. They must adapt, but how?
By Jame DiBiasio | 27 January 2016
For private equity firms in Asia – even the likes of Apollo, Carlyle and RRJ – raising money has become tougher, something that outflows from emerging markets will ...
By Christina Wang | 27 January 2016
The A-share crash has resolved issues such as over-leveraging, says Helen Zhu, BlackRock’s head of China equities, who feels there's a turning point in sight in certain ...
By Richard Newell | 26 January 2016
iShares will launch its new MSCI-linked A-share exchange-traded fund at a time of negative sentiment on Chinese equities and into an already crowded space.
By Toby Yiu | 26 January 2016
The Federal Reserve may well rethink its tightening plans amid the continued market liquidity crunch, says CLSA's global equity strategist, who is bullish on Chinese government ...
By Leigh Powell | 26 January 2016
Fund managers question the likely effectiveness of a raft of recent measures from authorities designed to drive domestic investment.
By Bernadette Tio | 26 January 2016
Goldman Sachs Asset Management is later to the retail game in Asia than many of its international peers and faces a fiercely competitive space.
By Joe Marsh | 25 January 2016
The UK fund house is in the market for a replacement in Singapore for the executive, who will depart in March, AsianInvestor has learned.
By Jame DiBiasio | 25 January 2016
Long-term US Treasuries are seen as a necessary place to hide by many investors seeking to ride out market volatility.
By Toby Yiu | 25 January 2016
The former Hong Kong head of a mainland fund house has joined private equity firm JD Capital to build out its new wealth management unit, reflecting a rising trend.
HSBC Global AM replaces India chief; M&G Real Estate names Asia CEO, CIO; Barclays exits Asia cash equities; Credit Suisse PB appoints Asia COO; Nissay AM adds PM; EFA Group ...
By Bernadette Tio | 22 January 2016
Vincent Duhamel, the Swiss private bank's Asia head, says acquisitions rarely work out well in the wealth sector and prefers the local-partnership approach.
By Toby Yiu | 22 January 2016
The Chinese asset manager's co-head of equity funds predicts a difficult year ahead and further falls for A-shares, as the firm starts selling its first three mainland products ...
By Christina Wang | 22 January 2016
Hong Kong's exchange unveils further cross-border trading initiatives and more details on its existing plans, as it moves to broaden access to Chinese markets.
By Joe Marsh | 22 January 2016
AsianInvestor hears from David Henderson, partner at the Scottish fund house, about the reasons for the move, hiring plans for the region and why the firm chose Hong Kong.
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China
  13%
 
India
  50%
 
Indonesia
  7%
 
Malaysia
  3%
 
South Korea
  23%
 
Thailand
  3%
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February 2016 Magazine
AsianInvestor Magazine

What's in this issue

Multi-asset - survival test for managers
China's money market funds evolution
Mutual recognition - reality bites for funds
Sovereign wealth mandates are slowing