News

By Toby Yiu
20 hours ago
The meteoric growth of money-market funds in China has slowed and last week's rate cut could dampen that further. Nevertheless observers expect MMFs to remain dominant.
By Steve Price
20 hours ago
The Mumbai-based multi-family office is eyeing a branch in Bangalore to add to its existing three and plans to build a platform linking European and Indian FOs.
By Bernadette Tio
20 hours ago
Kin Cheung and Kenny Wan are the latest in what is said to be a stream of departures from the Asia business in recent months, with the former having joined DBS Private Bank.
By The Editors | 20 hours ago
Reporter Min Ho is recognised in two categories at the State Street Institutional Press Awards Asia Pacific for his coverage of pensions and investments and as best newcomer.
By Steve Price | 1 day 20 hours ago
With the US having exited quantitative easing and Japan doubling down on stimulus, Jim Caron of Morgan Stanley Investment Management sees European debt as attractive given low ...
By Joe Marsh | 1 day 20 hours ago
The Chinese insurer is exploring when and how to make its first offshore allocations. It is likely to use investment consultants to help it make any substantial moves.
By Min Ho | 1 day 20 hours ago
Taiwan unveils Singapore stocks link; Australia secures RQFII quota; PBoC releases RQDII rules; Thai Reits set for inheritance tax; Hong Kong signs Fatca as deadline looms; ...
By Oliver Jones | 1 day 20 hours ago
Retail-friendly, so-called liquid alternative investments are sparking interest in Asia, but some say they could they do more harm than good.
By Bernadette Tio | 2 days ago
Kenneth Ho is moving into a strategic project role at the Swiss private bank, and Luigi Vignola will replace him as Asia head of the investment solutions group.
By Oliver Jones | 2 days ago
The government and corporations are forecast to divest their inventory of real estate amid a positive outlook for the sector to improve operational efficiency, says MC Asset ...
By Steve Price | 2 days ago
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management will move an emerging-market investment team to Hong Kong from Europe, as it increases its focus on North Asian institutions.
By Toby Yiu | 2 days ago
China Life’s offshore investment arm has been focusing more on third-party high-net-worth and institutional segregated-account business, a move that seems to be paying off.
By Steve Price | 3 days ago
The $208 billion Canada Pension Plan Investment Board wants to build its Asian asset portfolio via further joint ventures, as it allocates another $400 million to a China ...
By Joe Marsh | 3 days ago
Almost half the region's insurers aim to have more than 15% of AUM in private-market assets by 2017, up from a quarter that do today. Meanwhile, they are using external ...
By Oliver Jones | 3 days ago
GCI Investment Management is moving its advisory function to London from Singapore and relocating staff, including its chief investment officer and business development manager.
By Steve Price , Oliver Jones | 6 days ago
Ping An AM names HK CEO; LGM adds China equities head; Chris Smailes joins Sheffield Haworth; Auda hires fund selector; KKR’s Frances Lim to relocate; and Barclays adds ...
By Leigh Powell | 6 days ago
The world’s largest pension fund is locked in a debate with ministry officials about a radical change in governance structure after announcing the appointment of its ...
By Joe Marsh | 6 days ago
Eugen Loeffler has moved from Allianz Global Investors in Korea to Singapore to oversee the German group’s Asia insurance assets. His predecessor, Bernd Gutting, is retiring.
By The Editors | 6 days ago
AsianInvestor hosted the Fund Selector Forum Asia on November 12 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong.
By Hugo Cox | 6 days ago
A raft of family businesses are planning to list in the coming months in the Middle East, but they face competition for investor capital from state company IPOs and concerns ...
By Steve Price | 20 November 2014
Pension funds in Asia plan to insource more assets and raise risk exposures, notably via alternative assets. But do they have the capabilities to do so?
By Bernadette Tio | 20 November 2014
Following two recent departures to Swiss firm Syz, asset manager GAM is said to be revamping its sales team in Asia with a view to putting local heads in place.
By Toby Yiu | 20 November 2014
The Public Service Pension Fund is seeking managers for six domestic equity portfolios, after handing out eight global equity mandates this year.
By The Editors | 20 November 2014
FinanceAsia, in association with The Corporate Treasurer and AsianInvestor, hosted the 3rd Annual Compliance Summit Asia on November 6 at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong.
By Hugo Cox | 19 November 2014
Schroders' portfolio manager Geoff Blanning points to indicators showing China's economy barely growing, while concerns are voiced about how the country calculates GDP.
By Bernadette Tio | 19 November 2014
The Swiss private bank and ABN Amro subsidiary are both adding fund houses to their platforms, but following different approaches for doing so.
By Oliver Jones | 19 November 2014
Property fund house Heitman’s recent mandate win from Advance Asset Management came after Advance terminated EII Capital’s contract, exacerbating EII’s troubles.
By FTSE , BlackRock | 19 November 2014
FTSE, BlackRock and guests discuss how institutional investors in Asia are using smart beta to reduce volatility and improve risk-adjusted returns.
By Joe Marsh | 18 November 2014
Institutional investors appear to be largely holding off from using the Shanghai-Hong Kong trading link, as expected, but will have drawn comfort from yesterday’s launch, ...
By Leigh Powell | 18 November 2014
The US fund house is exploring entry to two new markets in Asia and is looking to build a fund manufacturing capability in Hong Kong, its management reveals.
By Jame DiBiasio | 18 November 2014
Low household penetration rates for mutual funds rely on education, which digital platforms may deliver, according to Cerulli Associates.
By Steve Price | 18 November 2014
Hong Kong-based investors are significantly less satisfied with their financial advisers than those elsewhere, and more are going online to do research, finds a BlackRock survey.
By Min Ho | 17 November 2014
Fines levied by regulators in Asia may be a lot smaller than in the US or UK, but that doesn't mean the region's watchdogs are weak, argues a senior Goldman Sachs executive.
By Toby Yiu | 17 November 2014
Northbound trades on the Shanghai-Hong Kong stocks link are forecast to reach their daily quota limit when the scheme starts today after the finance ministry granted a tax waiver.
By Jame DiBiasio | 17 November 2014
New online mutual fund platforms threaten bank distribution models, and will reshape how products are sold, argued panellists at AsianInvestor's Fund Selectors Forum.
By Joe Marsh , Bernadette Tio | 14 November 2014
Nikko AM creates senior trio of roles; Bank of Singapore replaces CEO; Neuberger adds in Korea; East Capital to open in Dubai; Investec adds in institutional sales; Morgan ...
By Oliver Jones | 14 November 2014
China Investment Corporation and the US state pension fund cite benefits of private equity investors and managers working together on Asian-Western partnerships.
By Jame DiBiasio | 14 November 2014
YT Kum, the research firm's head fund selector for Asia, explains how he determines the quality of a portfolio manager.
By Joe Marsh | 14 November 2014
Sanjay Gujral, managing director at the Asian private equity arm of luxury group LVMH, notes growing LP demands around transparency and flexibility when it comes to fees, among ...
By The Editors | 14 November 2014
We examine Le Keping's vision for CIC, explore consumer bank doubts over the Asean passport, examine US bond market prospects and debate the benefits of liquid alternatives.
By Joe Marsh | 13 November 2014
The $125 billion Canadian retirement fund has lured Dan Kiang from alternatives firm Mount Kellett to expand its direct investment team in Hong Kong.
By Leigh Powell | 13 November 2014
They highlight two areas they need to improve on to increase penetration among the region’s wealthy population during AsianInvestor’s inaugural Fund Selectors Forum.
By Joe Marsh | 13 November 2014
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is looking to appoint what is understood will be the first head of asset allocation for its Exchange Fund.
By Min Ho | 13 November 2014
Canada, Qatar get RQFII quota; RMB conversion cap lifted in HK; Thai life insurers await Reit loan rules; Singapore streamlines secondary-listing rules; OECD-G20 tax info ...
By Oliver Jones | 13 November 2014
Renminbi private equity fund managers are moving to strengthen their operational expertise, say investors, but not all are convinced they have made much progress.
By Oliver Jones | 12 November 2014
Singapore-listed TIH signs MoU with long-time India investor Comcraft as it targets opportunities from Narendra Modi-led reforms. It plans an India fund.
By Bernadette Tio | 12 November 2014
Fund firms have lodged requests with the regulator on product eligibility, investment quota, distribution channels and advertising under the pending China-Hong Kong mutual ...
By Toby Yiu | 12 November 2014
Managers are keen to use the trading link, but want to observe how certain aspects of it operate after its launch this coming Monday before they take the plunge.
By DST Global Solutions | 12 November 2014
DST Global Solutions and AsianInvestor hosted a live webcast exploring how the performance measurement function is evolving for asset managers with the changing needs of ...
By Toby Yiu | 11 November 2014
The new China multi-asset income product from HSBC Global Asset Management will invest largely offshore, at least initially, and the firm pointed to limits on its access to the ...
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What's in this issue

Le Keping's vision for CIC
Faith in the Fed misplaced
Banks raise Asean passport doubts
Liquid alternatives: a bad trade-off?