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By Leigh Powell
1 day 9 hours ago
The firm has begun to search for a regional CEO after an internal email confirmed Alan Harden had opted to return to California to spend time with family by the end of this year.
By Min Ho
1 day 20 hours ago
The Sydney-based insurer has appointed Mark Lingafelter to develop the region into a growth engine for QBE group. He will oversee underwriting, distribution and overall management.
By Leigh Powell
1 day 20 hours ago
The UK fund house has added a new role to focus on distribution via private banks. It is promoting several top-quartile strategies, but admits to August redemptions.
By Bernadette Tio | 1 day 20 hours ago
The Japanese bank names a new head of financial products and solutions for its wealth management division to cover Asia ex-Japan.
By Bernadette Tio | 1 day 20 hours ago
Data shows the market share of banks as distributors of investment product in Asia has slumped, even as UK figures show a rise in direct distribution. Is this what Asia can expect?
By The Editors | 1 day 20 hours ago
AsianInvestor.net will be closed on September 3 for the Hong Kong public holiday marking the end of the Pacific War.
By Leigh Powell | 2 days ago
Investors have been selling off emerging market assets over growth fears and dollar strength. But is now the time to be contrite, or contrarian?
By Bernadette Tio | 2 days ago
Shirley Lam has been promoted to head of affiliate wealth for Asia. Previously North Asia chief, Lam will now also lead distribution of the firm’s wealth solutions in ...
By Bernadette Tio | 2 days ago
The US asset manager has appointed a Singapore-based institutional sales head. The new chief comes from Nomura AM, where he was head of sales focused on Southeast Asian ...
By Bernadette Tio | 2 days ago
The private bank has named its new Singapore head of fund advisory. He takes over responsibilities from Hsiao Ching Tang, who has left Julius Baer for rival Bank of Singapore, ...
By Toby Yiu | 3 days ago
A wave of mutual funds employing big data-mining techniques is hitting the Chinese market, with Dacheng the new entrant. The fintech tie-ups seek to improve investment ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 3 days ago
Australian infrastructure projects are attracting investors who are looking for certainty and reliable returns. Investors are favouring brownfield projects, or greenfield sites ...
By Toby Yiu | 3 days ago
China's third-largest mutual fund house has recently received mandates from five Taiwanese insurers. Institutional demand for high-yielding onshore bonds remains strong despite ...
By Bernadette Tio | 3 days ago
The US asset manager is planning to apply for a wholly foreign-owned enterprise in China by the end of 2015, AsianInvestor is told. And the firm is looking to hire a Southeast ...
By Min Ho | 6 days ago
The city's funds association has tabled proposals which would see savers offered tax incentives and cash rebates in return for higher levels of pension contributions. But the ...
By Min Ho | 6 days ago
Singapore and Hong Kong have the ability to make successful inroads into the financial technology market, backers of the cities say. It follows recent criticism of the cities' ...
By Oliver Jones | 6 days ago
The Singaporean bank's private equity unit has closed its debut fund ahead of expectations. Strong demand raises the possibility that PE investors see buying opportunities amid ...
By Andrew Foxwell , Bernadette Tio | 27 August 2015
Julius Baer funds head quits; BMO hires ex-Rothschild MD; JP Morgan AM names Japan president; Credit Suisse makes private banking hire; Aviva appoints Taiwan head; and CBRE ...
By The Editors | 27 August 2015
We launch our second annual awards programme to recognise best practice among asset owners across Asia Pacific.
By Richard Newell | 27 August 2015
Regional pension funds are looking to incorporate smart beta strategies within their portfolios, according to global asset managers. The largest asset owners could potentially ...
By Andrew Foxwell , Toby Yiu | 27 August 2015
The former head of Asia at State Street Global Advisors has been hired by boutique bank Reorient as its co-CEO. Reorient is majority-owned by a holding company controlled by ...
By Bernadette Tio | 27 August 2015
Schroders' Asia distribution head says the challenge in the market is not banks versus non-banks, but rather active versus passive. He has called on active managers to find a ...
By Toby Yiu | 26 August 2015
Taiwan's government is to use a stabilisation fund to buy stocks in a bid to support the island's equity market. Domestic shares rebounded yesterday following Monday's global ...
By Min Ho | 26 August 2015
FSB calls for better coordination in China; HK financial firms given greater freedom; SFC recovers $23m; Japan reviews stewardship code; and SFC reappoints executives.
By Oliver Jones | 26 August 2015
Private markets manager Christoph Rubeli says the rise of Chinese buyouts is unmistakeable, with restructuring of state-owned enterprises expected to fuel the trend.
By Toby Yiu | 26 August 2015
Mounting losses in China's risky structured funds have highlighted the impact the A-share crash has had on investors. China's central bank last night cut interest rates and the ...
By Bernadette Tio | 25 August 2015
The private bank's head of mutual funds and hedge fund selection has left the company for the second time in a year. Bank of Singapore has chosen a replacement for the fund ...
By Oliver Jones , Andrew Foxwell | 25 August 2015
Ken Tam has joined Canadian fund house RBC Global Asset Management as its new Hong Kong-based head of Asia. The previous holder of the position has moved to Europe and will be ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 25 August 2015
Australian institutions’ appetite for new exposures has cooled, forcing state governments to turn to foreign investors for financing of huge infrastructure projects. ...
By Oliver Jones | 25 August 2015
A new stock exchange for Indian start-ups is due to be launched early next year. Market commentators are hopeful the regulatory regime will be more accommodative than previous ...
By Bernadette Tio | 24 August 2015
Schroder Investment Management is looking for more financial technology investments, its Asia distribution head tells AsianInvestor. The fund house is in distribution talks ...
By Oliver Jones | 24 August 2015
Private equity sales are continuing apace in China, despite A-share turbulence which has hit the domestic IPO market. Strategic buyers are set to support the PE exit pipeline ...
By Toby Yiu | 24 August 2015
China’s second-largest life insurer is taking a cautious approach to credit and liquidity risks amid a slowing economy. Ping An's CIO says he will focus on fixed-income ...
By Richard Newell | 24 August 2015
For anyone doubting the sustainability of China’s growth story, the scale and expected demand for quality real estate assets is going to grow strongly in the next 10 ...
By Toby Yiu | 21 August 2015
China's securities regulator has named the first managers, funds and distribution agents to have northbound mutual recognition applications accepted. The first-movers now face ...
By Richard Newell | 21 August 2015
The traditional method of setting a strategic asset allocation several years ahead is being challenged in an environment where investors are having to deal with low returns and ...
By Min Ho | 21 August 2015
With Norway's sovereign wealth fund excluding Asian firms from its investment universe for ethical reasons, focus has switched to the region. But managers don't have high hopes ...
OMGI chief resigns; ANZ loses mutual funds head; CVC appoints Korea chairman; Nomura hires trust business head; HK MMT names new chairman; and EY appoints forensic experts.
By Min Ho | 20 August 2015
Regional rivals' lighter regulatory burden could make Hong Kong and Singapore also-rans in financial technology, say industry players. The two cities need to harness native ...
By Toby Yiu | 20 August 2015
China’s leading private equity firm has applied to the securities regulator for a mutual fund licence. The move has highlighted the trend of PE managers attempting to tap ...
By Oliver Jones | 20 August 2015
With many closed-ended funds coming to the end of their lives, a large number of Asia property assets are hitting the market. This is presenting buying opportunities in a ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 20 August 2015
Fund managers say a Chinese recession is their biggest tail-risk fear, according to a new survey. It comes amid declining optimism over the global economy and a sharp reduction ...
By Leigh Powell | 19 August 2015
The UK fund house has appointed a new sales and servicing manager in Singapore as it moves to increase third-party business from the region.
By Bernadette Tio | 19 August 2015
Michael Benz has lamented the lack of product choice on private banking platforms. Standard Chartered's global private banking chief trumpets the benefits of a one-stop-shop ...
By Toby Yiu | 19 August 2015
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has launched its mobile wealth management app, which will distribute nearly 900 mutual funds. It comes just days after rival Tencent announced ...
By Toby Yiu | 19 August 2015
China’s Harvest Fund has debuted its first commercial property private equity fund, as part of its attempts to diversify its alternatives investment capabilities via its ...
By Toby Yiu | 18 August 2015
China’s first private internet bank WeBank has launched its mobile digital platform, which will distribute six actively-managed funds from China Universal AM and Bosera ...
By Bernadette Tio | 18 August 2015
Standard Chartered Bank has named the new Asean head of its ultra-high-net-worth business. It is StanChart's latest private banking hire for the segment, which it appears ...
By Min Ho | 18 August 2015
Funds domiciled in Hong Kong have surged in numbers over the past year, according to the city's securities regulator. The rise has been attributed to the lure of the Hong ...
By Andrew Foxwell , Richard Newell | 17 August 2015
The former Cathay Conning AM chief is to join life insurer AIA in a senior investment role, reporting to group CEO Mark Tucker.