TRENDS (Published Date :1/29/2014)

Strategy

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :U.S.A.,United Kingdom
Emerging markets (EMs) have fallen victim of the US quantitative easing (QE) tapering, which resulted in a capital exodus earlier this year. Principal Global Equities (PGE), an investment boutique of Principal Global Investors (PGI), tends to be more selective when identifying its picks in EM economies because of the variety of the countries’ balance of payments
By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Europe,U.S.A.
With traditional bond portfolios generally containing excessive interest rate risk, BlackRock suggests using an unconstrained fixed-income strategy as a more effective approach for bond investors in terms of generating consistent risk-adjusted returns as well as diversifying market risks

Awards & Rankings

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Global
Asia Asset Management has announced the winners of its 2013 Best of the Best Awards. A dinner and awards presentation ceremony will take place in Hong Kong’s Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, March 20, 2014, and the main winners will be profiled in a 2013 AAM Best of the Best Awards Special Supplement in March

Alliances & Agreements

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Taiwan
BNP Paribas Investment Partners has withdrawn from BNP Paribas TCB Asset Management, a joint venture formed in 2011 between the French asset manager and state-owned Taiwan Cooperative Financial Holdings Co (TCFH). TCFH has agreed to buy BNP Paribas Investment Partners’ shares in the JV

Market Presence

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Europe
Northern European active investment specialist Nordea Asset Management (Nordea AM) is striving to expand its turf in Asia. Its newly set up Hong Kong office has been tasked with providing an on-the-ground platform for its Asian clients

Mandates & Contracts

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Taiwan
Taiwan’s Labor Pension Fund (LPF) has awarded Vontobel, Wellington, and MFS global high dividend yield mandates while Bluebay, Loomis and BlackRock have secured global credit mandates

Fixed Income

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,U.S.A.
The global bond market has entered a phase of rationalisation and normalisation now that the effect of the long-anticipated QE tapering has kicked in. Some long-dated bonds and Asian credits with low sensitivity to US Treasuries are prominent on bond investors’ radar for 2014, says HSBC Global Asset Management

Debt Markets

By Maya Ando
Category :Japan,U.S.A.
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has announced the launch of a new real estate debt fund focused on the UK market, which is managed by a joint venture between MC Asset Management Europe (MCAME) – a 100% subsidiary of MC – and UBS Global Asset Management (UBS GAM), a fully-owned subsidiary of UBS AG (UBS). Including the £50 million (US$81.97 million) seed capital from MC, the fund’s first close was £140 million