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By The Editors
9 hours ago
Today we announce our marquee winners, including best institutional product/strategy, best business development, best ETF provider and the top regional distributors.
By Georgina Lee
9 hours ago
Aberdeen Asset Management's Australia COO says his home market is well prepared on funds automation, but raises this as a consideration under current passporting proposals.
By Joe Marsh
9 hours ago
The equity growth and income fund is one of four products due for launch in the next month; they will be the first funds run by its regional investment team.
By Yvonne Chan | 9 hours ago
An expected US interest rate rise is leading sovereign wealth funds and central banks to diversify from fixed income into higher-yielding assets, indicates a State Street survey
By The Editors | 1 day 9 hours ago
Today AsianInvestor announces its regional awards for Fund House of the Year across 14 markets.
By Georgina Lee | 1 day 9 hours ago
The Indian asset manager’s chief equity trader tells AsianInvestor how his team’s equity desk goes about achieving best execution.
By Joe Marsh | 1 day 9 hours ago
The fund house has hired two more institutional salespeople in Asia, as it looks to attract flows into its multi-asset strategies, including by starting to target retail investors.
By Yvonne Chan | 1 day 9 hours ago
Asian investors comprise nearly a fifth of private equity secondaries fund Pomona Capital VIII, with allocations from pensions, sovereigns, insurers and family offices.
By The Editors | 2 days ago
Today AsianInvestor announces the winners of its asset class awards in public markets, as well as for alternative strategies, including best-performing hedge fund and best ...
By Leigh Powell | 2 days ago
The world’s largest pension fund is embarking on significant structural changes that will give global asset managers something to think about, as a model for the wider ...
By Joe Marsh | 2 days ago
The role will be filled by an internal promotion, following the retirement of Somchai Boonnamsiri after more than six years with Thailand's third biggest fund house.
By Min Ho , Georgina Lee | 17 April 2014
HK chief exits SG Private Banking; BNY Mellon IM hires strategist; UBS WM promotes Amy Lo; Citi names markets and securities services head; BNY Mellon hires in collateral ...
By Joe Marsh | 17 April 2014
Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea have jointly proposed a model for the Asia Region Fund Passport, and two new members have joined the consultation process.
By Joe Marsh | 17 April 2014
Investors remain heavily underweight emerging market stocks, with India one of the few countries in favour, finds Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s fund manager survey.
By Leigh Powell | 17 April 2014
Matt Murphy of Eaton Vance sees major risk of consumer price deflation and recession in the US amid misunderstanding of Federal Reserve action and the strength of America's ...
By Yvonne Chan | 17 April 2014
Asia-focused hedge fund managers who took long positions on tech and healthcare stocks globally and particularly in China were caught out by last month's tech sector rout.
By Joe Marsh | 16 April 2014
The asset manager has made senior distribution hires, having registered offshore funds for sale to retail investors for the first time in Hong Kong and Singapore.
By Min Ho | 16 April 2014
Indian rule changes on foreign investment; Luxembourg signs Fatca agreement; HKEx chair slams 'one share, one vote'; Morningstar on Taiwan ETF rules; Asian buyside seen as ...
By Joe Marsh | 16 April 2014
This further underlines the US fund house’s commitment to its Chinese business, coming on top of its two batches of QFII quota.
By Georgina Lee | 16 April 2014
UK-based Old Mutual Global Investors is expanding its network of private banks in Asia and plans to register funds for retail distribution in Hong Kong and Singapore.
By Min Ho , Joe Marsh | 15 April 2014
The Swiss banking group has hired six relationship managers in Hong Kong, four of whom joined from HSBC Private Bank. But it has also lost staff recently.
By Elva Muk | 15 April 2014
Taiwan's newly established Bureau of Labour Funds – which now oversees the country’s $83 billion in public retirement assets – is putting together its first ...
By Georgina Lee | 15 April 2014
Jeff Levy is one of a raft of deeply experienced chief operating officers to be appearing with increasing frequency at Asia-based hedge funds these days. He spoke exclusively ...
By Yvonne Chan | 15 April 2014
Japan hedge funds are expected to capture substantial inflows this year, while sentiment for Greater China strategies has weakened, indicates a Credit Suisse survey.
By Jame DiBiasio | 14 April 2014
With major fixed income exposure that it must retain until 2016, Korea’s largest life insurer is concerned about potential interest rate hikes, says the head of asset ...
By Joe Marsh | 14 April 2014
This is the second time Chan Wing Fai has been convicted for market manipulation.
By Yvonne Chan | 14 April 2014
Bank Mandiri’s new asset management unit will co-invest in renewable energy projects in Indonesia alongside cleantech private equity firm Armstrong.
By Alison Tudor-Ackroyd , Joe Marsh , Min Ho | 11 April 2014
Flag names new Asia co-head, Blackstone's Chae to return to New York, East Capital appoints salesman, Manulife Financial names CFO, CBRE poaches research executive.
By Georgina Lee | 11 April 2014
Asian investors should look to Latin America, says BNP Paribas Investment Partners, which aims to grow its emerging market portfolio to at least a fifth of its total AUM.
By Elva Muk , Leigh Powell | 11 April 2014
A scheme to link the Hong Kong and Shanghai exchanges and allow institutions and wealthy individuals to trade cross-border is broadly welcomed. The launch is expected in six ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 11 April 2014
CSRC chairman Xiao Gang and Hong Kong's Laura Cha say mutual recognition of funds is imminent, following yesterday's unveiling of the linking of the Shanghai and Hong Kong ...
By Georgina Lee | 11 April 2014
Philip York, CEO of trading firm Alt 224, points to a number of changes that need to happen in Hong Kong, for example, to help the buy-side.
By Yvonne Chan | 10 April 2014
Charles Allard has left Winton after eight years to join software firm Ve Interactive as the UK hedge fund embarks on an expansion drive across New York, Sydney and Tokyo.
By Jame DiBiasio | 10 April 2014
Justin Lin Yifu, former chief economist at the World Bank, says investing in infrastructure is a key way for emerging and developed markets to put the global financial crisis ...
By Joe Marsh | 10 April 2014
Foreign fund houses spend significantly more on outsourcing expenses and salaries than local asset managers in Japan, finds a new study, among other conclusions.
By Joe Marsh | 10 April 2014
A two-year jail sentence and RM3 million fine against Philip Wong were upheld yesterday in Malaysia, setting a new benchmark for penalising market manipulators, says the ...
By Leigh Powell | 9 April 2014
The free-trade agreement is seen as key to guaranteeing cross-border access for fund managers and may aid talks for Japan to join the proposed Apec passport scheme.
By Hugo Cox | 9 April 2014
Europe's markets regulator is reviewing rules for index funds to ensure investors can verify back-testing of indices. Investors in London welcome the move, which would have ...
By Min Ho | 9 April 2014
European high yield is proving particularly popular, say fund managers, despite the risks involved. Meanwhile, some favour Asian junk bonds.
By Joe Marsh | 9 April 2014
Middle Eastern institutions are among those looking more closely at emerging market fixed income as they seek higher yields, says Steve Cook of PineBridge Investments.
By Joe Marsh | 8 April 2014
Ryan Stork will transfer to Hong Kong, following the promotion of Mark McCombe to a new global role. McCombe spoke to AsianInvestor about the Asian business and his new post.
By Hugo Cox | 8 April 2014
The first default of an onshore bond in China in March should cause investors to look twice at the country's high-yield universe, especially in the context of weaker covenant ...
By The Editors | 8 April 2014
We examine challenges that Asian insurers face in asset liability management, we debate the future of fund passporting in Asia, we question the fragility of Europe's recovery ...
By Yvonne Chan | 8 April 2014
The Australian asset manager is now offering two real asset funds on its new Ucits platform, as part of a drive to expand its investor base from its home market.
By Elva Muk | 8 April 2014
The country's biggest fund house is readying what would be the first gold and crude oil ETFs to list locally, following the relaxation of rules governing the use of futures.
By Joe Marsh | 7 April 2014
Mutual funds do not threaten financial stability, investment industry group ICI argues in a letter it will submit today to supranational body the Financial Stability Board.
By Yvonne Chan | 7 April 2014
Local hedge fund managers are better at navigating anomalies in Asian markets than their overseas peers, but the region's volatility risks is turning off some investors.
By Joe Marsh | 7 April 2014
The head of retail and private bank distribution for Hong Kong and Southeast Asia is set to leave the region, with Asia retail head Damien Mooney assuming her duties, at least ...
By Joe Marsh | 7 April 2014
Ryan Stork will transfer to Hong Kong, following the promotion of Mark McCombe to global head of institutional client business and chairman of BlackRock Alternative Investors.
By Georgina Lee , Joe Marsh , Min Ho , Yvonne Chan | 4 April 2014
GIC opens in Brazil; SFC advisory appointments; Monument opens Asia offices; HK Private Wealth Association names MD; Neuberger hires multi-asset CIO; UBS names Japan client ...
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