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By Oliver Jones
2 days ago
Asiya Investments plans an Asia-focused long/short equity launch and a Ucits version of an equity fund, the Kuwait Investment Authority-backed hedge fund tells AsianInvestor.
By Toby Yiu
2 days ago
China’s structured funds have been suffering from significant losses due to their leverage and volatile A-share prices. Market observers say tighter listing rules and ...
By Min Ho
2 days ago
Asia is on the rise in the sovereign wealth fund's portfolio, with Europe a less important destination. Its CIO believes EM equities will benefit from the sustained structural ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 3 days ago
Rothschild hires new HK chief; HSBC GAM names sales, distribution heads; TPG recruits Mumbai MD; Standard Life hires investment directors; Capital Group elects new chairman; ...
By Oliver Jones | 3 days ago
The global asset manager has acquired Australian alternatives fund house RARE Infrastructure. The move comes as traditional and alts managers increasingly converge, and ...
By Toby Yiu | 3 days ago
No sooner had Taiwanese fund houses figured out how to survive foreign competition, along come mainland Chinese rivals. The local fund houses are exploring how to stay competitive.
By Min Ho | 3 days ago
Chinese companies are increasingly receptive to engaging private equity investors in arbitration, thanks to the type of lawyers they are hiring and new clauses inserted into ...
By Toby Yiu | 3 days ago
Chinese asset managers are tipped for 20 new mandates under the national public pension fund reform which is set to be announced soon, while 30% of the investments are expected ...
By Oliver Jones | 4 days ago
Lyxor AM's hedge funds on its managed account platform have posted surprisingly impressive recent gains, the asset manager has announced. Equity funds in Asia stood out as the ...
By Richard Newell | 4 days ago
The recent stock market slide in China can be considered a cautionary tale for investors taking on too much risk, says Manulife’s chief equity investment officer for Asia.
By Richard Newell | 4 days ago
Chao-Hsi Huang, director general of Taiwan's Bureau of Labor Funds, speaks to AsianInvestor about his investment strategy, smart beta and his approach to risk management.
By Min Ho | 4 days ago
CSRC seeks Connect trading records; EY drops appeal over audit paper; MAS sets out new consumer protection rules; Thai fund industry to offer riskier products; and Singapore ...
By Toby Yiu | 5 days ago
A peer-to-peer internet finance firm has acquired a mutual fund house stake, creating China's latest fund-tech partnership. Others are expected to follow suit in the wake of ...
By Hugo Cox | 5 days ago
Regional pension funds are hunting yield from complex asset classes. But elevated prices and lack of risk awareness may leave them exposed.
By Oliver Jones | 5 days ago
Investors see A-share price volatility as the biggest threat to China’s near-term economic outlook, according to a recent poll. It comes as Shanghai's benchmark suffers ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 5 days ago
Japanese fund house announces launch of two more Ucits funds as it attempts to satisfy demand from investors in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Nikko plans to launch even more ...
By Min Ho | 6 days ago
Investors admit that regulations over foreign ownership of Chinese firms' shares are unclear as to the size of stakes allowed. The problem comes from interpretation of the ...
By Toby Yiu | 6 days ago
GF International will launch its first exchange-traded fund in Hong Kong this week. The ETF will track the MSCI China A International index, a new benchmark designed for ...
By Toby Yiu | 6 days ago
The Hong Kong bank plans to set up a joint venture funds company with majority control in Shenzhen’s Qianhai zone. It would be the first such mainland JV and a significant...
By Jame DiBiasio | 6 days ago
Bond fund managers are focusing on the pace and degree of rising US interest rates as the next opportunity for the Federal Reserve to act looms.
By Oliver Jones | 24 July 2015
The Monetary Authority of Singapore is raising the regulatory bar, but there is a feeling that the city-state is making it harder for hedge funds to exist, especially smaller ones.
By Richard Newell | 24 July 2015
The central bank’s view is that safety and liquidity tops its list of concerns in the management of foreign exchange reserves.
By Andrew Foxwell | 24 July 2015
Fund house saw net outflows of nearly £10 billion in second quarter as institutional investors reduced their exposure to Asia and emerging market equities. Despite a ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 23 July 2015
Vanguard hires ETF veteran from UBS; Northern Trust appoints SE Asia chief; Permira names Japan heads; KKR hires Japan chairman; TH Real Estate names new CEO; and Savills IM ...
By Toby Yiu | 23 July 2015
The world’s largest asset manager has won a licence and quota for Shanghai's alternatives investment programme. The move comes as China's rival cross-border schemes ...
By Bernadette Tio | 23 July 2015
The opportunity to service retail and wealthy clients in Asia has fired banks’ ambitions to boost their distribution power. Here are the banks that have made the boldest ...
By Min Ho | 23 July 2015
Most A-share ETF shares traded on average at a 10% discount during the recent turmoil on China's markets, according to new data from a research house.
By Jame DiBiasio | 22 July 2015
The chairman of the $1.4 trillion Capital Group Companies has died of a heart attack.
By Min Ho | 22 July 2015
The city's fund assets increased by more than 10% to hit HK$17.68 trillion at the end of last year, the securities regulator has announced. Global investors contributed ...
By Oliver Jones | 22 July 2015
Singapore-based property developer says sovereign wealth funds are among the institutions to have committed to the logistics fund. Its AUM is also set to rise as it continues ...
By Richard Newell | 22 July 2015
With shareholders including Amundi, the IM Square platform aims to acquire minority stakes in “entrepreneurial” asset management companies in the US, Europe and Asia.
By AMP Capital | 22 July 2015
AMP Capital's Tim Humphreys explains what investors are looking for when they move into infrastructure. He sets out the differences between listed and unlisted assets, and how ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 21 July 2015
Bond managers expect the yield curve for US Treasuries to flatten, meaning the long end won’t react much to a Fed rate hike.
By Oliver Jones | 21 July 2015
Private equity has seen the most change and it has become very common for asset owners to integrate ESG factors into their selection process, says NZ Super's Anne-Maree O'Connor
By Toby Yiu | 21 July 2015
Taiwan fund houses Yuanta and Fubon are ready to launch inverse and leveraged ETFs tracking Japan and the US equity indexes, in a bid to capture growth of the island’s ...
By Bernadette Tio | 20 July 2015
The fund house's growth plans include the hiring of dozens of staff across Asia, its CEO for China, Korea and Singapore tells AsianInvestor. Terry Pan has made Singapore ...
By Oliver Jones | 20 July 2015
Market participants see more private equity investment professionals setting up shop in Hong Kong following the extension of a profits tax exemption late last week.
By Jame DiBiasio | 20 July 2015
Fund managers in the US are sceptical that China's bond market can become a strategic allocation until the renminbi is fully convertible.
By Min Ho | 20 July 2015
Haitong Securities secured its entry into the European market last year by buying a Portuguese investment firm. A senior executive outlines to AsianInvestor what the Chinese ...
By Toby Yiu | 17 July 2015
The last regulatory hurdle to Ucits trading on Stock Connect was removed yesterday when Ireland's financial regulator set out the rules framework for Dublin-domiciled funds ...
By Richard Newell | 17 July 2015
Institutional investors are treating their portfolios with a greater level of tactical awareness, a portfolio manager says, with multi-asset allowing them to apply their risk ...
By Bernadette Tio | 17 July 2015
Securities regulator is expected to significantly expedite the approval process for retail funds in Malaysia by the end of this year, after introducing similar reforms for ...
BNPP IP's Asia chief resigns; Pioneer poaches Neuberger trio; JP Morgan boosts funds team; PwC appoints China chairman; Japan names FSA chief; HKEx revamps listings team; and ...
By Toby Yiu | 16 July 2015
The PBoC has introduced a registration system for official foreign investors in its interbank bond market and scrapped quotas and approvals. It is seen as an attempt to ease ...
By Bernadette Tio | 16 July 2015
After struggling to raise assets from European investors, the Malaysian fund house has refocused on its domestic market. It plans to have more feeder funds and is looking for ...
By Min Ho | 16 July 2015
More managers have been taking out protection against sharp falls in equity prices than at any point since the global financial crisis in 2008, according to a new BAML survey.
By Toby Yiu | 16 July 2015
GF International aims to be a first-mover in the launch of southbound products in Hong Kong under mutual recognition. Its chief has outlined its plans for the fund scheme and ...
By Richard Newell | 15 July 2015
At the age of 78, the veteran emerging markets guru is to step down as lead manager of the flagship Templeton emerging markets fund.
By Toby Yiu | 15 July 2015
China's wild market ride could benefit foreign managers using mutual recognition as domestic retail investors look for global allocation, according to a market-watcher.
By Min Ho | 15 July 2015
MRF to use variety of currencies; Malaysia introduces boutique fund houses; New rules to stem China stock plunge; MAS refines Reits proposal; India signs Fatca deal with US; ...