AIA Sri Lanka names Chathuri Munaweera as its first female CEO as Nikhil Advani takes up top position at AIA Thailand; Former HK finance secretary John Tsang joins fintech advisory committee; Fidelity International promotes Victoria Mio to head of equity research for Asia Pacific; Sectoral AM hires regional director from Nikko AM; and more.
Investors are actively driving sustainable practices in China through voting and engagement, but asset owners still lag asset managers in ESG practices.
After 13 years with the firm and a long stint in Asia, he will leave the global role.
Portfolio manager Bryan Collins does not expect to see mainland bonds included in global bond benchmarks for at least a year. He also plays down concerns about the onshore debt market.
Ontario Teachers seeks Asia head; Vanguard shuffles leadership; Fidelity promotes Daisy Ho; Jupiter hires for EM debt; MBK Partners loses Kung; State Street names alts chief; RBC ITS brings in Kriesel; Credit Suisse replaces Thai wealth head; Henderson, Janus name bond chief.
Multiple macro fears are driving risk aversion among investors globally, but earnings growth and valuations cast Asian equities in a favourable light, says CIO John Ford.
The firm has handed responsibility for pursuing China business opportunities to Larry Chen, a BNY Mellon veteran who comes in to fill the hole left by Zhan Long.
Mark Talbot comes out of retirement to become Fidelity’s Asia ex-Japan MD. He will drive development in its retail, wholesale and institutional businesses in the region from June 27.
Fidelity trio Anthony Bolton, Martha Wang and Raymond Ma say China is nearing the end of a monetary tightening cycle and predict a positive effect on domestic consumption.
Fidelity International and Greenwich Associates find that although both Asian and European institutional investors seek greater exposure to Asian equities and bonds, the Asian community is going beyond global benchmark weightings.
Matthew Sutherland, Asia-Pacific head of research at Fidelity International, offers his views after the firm’s equity and credit analysts polled hundreds of companies in the region.
Ashu Suyash, India country head for Fidelity International, says distributor remuneration for mutual funds is unfavourable and hampers industry growth. She urges regulators to level the playing field.