As the South Asian economy looks to eliminate interest from its banking system, Fitch Ratings' global head of Islamic finance, Bashar Al Natoor, examines what this could mean for the country’s Islamic finance sector.
Thijs Knaap, chief economist for Dutch pension fund APG, discusses how pension funds can protect themselves from the effects of high inflation.
As the global economy decelerates after major shocks this year, investors must address both opportunities and threats in volatile and changing markets.
Concerns remain on whether interest rate hikes by the Fed will be able to slow economic activity and tame inflation — or push the US economy into recession, triggering major uncertainties for Asian capital markets.
Asian asset owners are less concerned about geopolitical risk but are just as worried as their global counterparts about inflation and rising rates, according to a new survey by Bfinance.
Rates are headed north, but other factors - such as organisational mandates and sustainability - need to be considered, say top investment executives from HSBC Life and the Indonesian Investment Authority.
Will the Federal Reserve’s move to raise interest rates and tighten policy aggressively hamper the economic recovery in Asia? What impact will it have on equity and fixed income asset classes?
US Federal Reserve rate hikes pose a bigger threat to emerging economies than inflation, and China can play a major role in the post-pandemic recovery, experts say.
Limitations of traditional portfolio methods such as mean variance optimisation (MVO) and the 60-40 model drive new approaches at the sovereign wealth fund.
Despite strong GDP growth, Singapore’s equities lag developed market benchmarks, and valuations remain high, but experts expect more normalisation of the economy across Asean markets in 2022.
Inflation is here to stay, but how long is the question investors struggle to answer. In the meantime, super funds Cbus and UniSuper have adjusted their portfolio accordingly.
Panellists at the Milken Institute Asia Summit discussed hedge funds and alternatives, while Steven Mnuchin, in holographic form, gave his view on the future of inflation and interest rates.