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The Hong Kong-based insurer is looking to investment-grade bonds in the region as it seeks decently yielding debt that is unlikely to be downgraded into junk territory.
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Many institutional investors are seriously considering adding fixed income ETFs to their portfolios. Here in our second instalment we continue to dispel some myths about the investment vehicle.
The growth of fixed income ETF instruments has been robust, so it’s of little surprise investors have concerns over the risks entailed. Here we dispel a few myths about the investment vehicle.
The Swiss bank replaces Fan Cheuk Wan as chief investment officer of its combined private banking and wealth management business.
Strong support for Ucits ETFs has been identified as a key trend in the industry. In the last three years, flows from Asian investors into Ucits ETFs have grown from $100 million to $3 billion.
Recognising a gap in its product suite, the firm is building a packaged solutions business combining internal expertise, most likely centralised in London.
A 12.5% fall in the CSI 300 in 2010 saw index and equity funds suffer, with fixed-income funds shining. Smaller firms were generally better placed, and this is tipped to continue.
The former chief investment officer of the Korea Investment Corporation begins trading his Asian credit hedge fund in Singapore.
The firm intends to boost its Asian fixed-income capabilities and regional client servicing under the new leadership of Mark Lazberger and Michael Stapleton.
Bruno Lee resumes a regional role for the wealth management business and is eager to promote fixed-income products.
David Hoffman, fixed-income managing director at Brandywine Global Investment Management in Philadelphia, discusses opportunities in credit and mortgages as the US emerges from the credit crunch.