FEATURES (Published Date :4/3/2014)

SPONSORED STATEMENT

Category :Asia,Japan,Global
DIAM, one of Japan’s leading asset managers, won a number of accolades from Asia Asset Management at its 2013 Best of the Best Awards

GREATER CHINA

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China
Having long underperformed the benchmark CSI index and A-share equities funds, Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor (QDII) funds have at last shaken off their extended lethargy thanks to the resurgence of the US economy and RMB depreciation.

VIEWPOINT

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Global,Europe
Daniel Hemmant, senior portfolio manager at BNP Paribas Investment Partners, shares his thoughts on Europe with Asia Asset Management. He reckons the worst is over for the continent.

PRIVATE EQUITY PANORAMA

By Paul Mackintosh – March 24, 2014
Category :Global
Swiss boutique asset manager Unigestion has just introduced what it describes as “a new framework within which to assess risk in private equity” for limited partners (LPs) already in private equity funds, or looking to access the asset class. “Analysis of fund cash flows is vital to understanding risks and enabling accurate comparisons between private equity funds”, it claims
By Paul Mackintosh – March 31, 2014
Category :Global
The Carlyle Group is in the news again, with some reported moves that highlight where the top end of the private equity (PE) spectrum is going

CURRENCIES

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China,Global
RMB devaluation has triggered market jitters through fears that the Chinese currency is at the end of its extended one-way appreciation against the greenback. As a result, Beijing and the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) have taken steps to address the building wave of negative speculation

PROFILE

Category :Asia,Malaysia
Established for more than 40 years, the Malaysian-based Kenanga Group has extensive experience in equity broking, investment banking, futures broking, treasury, corporate advisory, Islamic banking, wealth management and investment management. Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad (wealth management)’s head of wrap wealth management William Lee talks to Asia Asset Management about the firm’s wealth management capabilities

SECURITIES SERVICING

By Paul Mackintosh
Category :Global,Europe,United Kingdom
Transition management (TM) has not seen an easy start to 2014. There was the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)’s decision in February to fine State Street for overcharging clients for transition management fees

ASIAN EMERGING MARKETS

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Global
Emerging market (EM) funds bore the brunt of a range of downside factors last year, including US monetary easing, China’s GDP slowdown, and geopolitical tension. Asian EM economies have yet to find their way out of the woods, by and large; which explains why about US$11.3 billion worth of US-based ETF divestiture from EM equities and bonds were seen in the first two months of this year

STANDARDS

By Heda Bayron*
Category :Asia,Global
Making apples-to-apples comparisons of the performance of investment managers had been problematic, with significant implications on manager selection. Further complicating matters was the existence of country-specific guidelines for performance presentation.

FAMILY OFFICES

By Maya Ando
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
Rapid economic growth in Asia has created a thick layer of high net-worth individuals (HNWIs) exhibiting ongoing wealth gains. Since 2007, the region is reported to have increased its HNWI population by 31%, and its aggregate wealth by 27%

HIGH YIELD INVESTMENTS

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Global
High yield investments offer additional income, but at the same time, with high returns come greater risks. Evaluating investments that appear to pay more should be approached in the manner of Sherlock Holmes… with a healthy degree of scepticism. Martin Reeves, head of global high yield, Legal & General Investment Management, and Rajeev De Mello, head of Asian fixed income at Schroders, share their thoughts with Asia Asset Management on the prospects for high yield globally and more specifically in Asia

ROAD WARRIOR

By Genichi Tsuzawa*
Category :Asia,Global
In a career spanning almost 37 years, I have spent 19 years in three cities outside of Japan. And from these bases – London, Frankfurt and Singapore – I travelled on business to many countries in each of their neighbouring regions

FOCUS

By James Dunn
Category :Asia,Australia
Australia’s insurance community has completed its first year under the Life and General Insurance Capital (LAGIC) capital framework introduced by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), which effectively makes it a co-world-leader

Best of the Best Awards 2013

Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global
Best of the Best Awards 2013
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global
Best of the Best Awards 2013
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global
Best of the Best Awards 2013
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global
Best of the Best Awards 2013
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global
Best of the Best Awards 2013
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global
Best of the Best Awards 2013

MPF INDICATORS

Category :Global
MPF INDICATORS

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Category :Asia,China,Global
The father of value investing in the US, Benjamin Graham, has spawned disciples over the years and decades. Perhaps no one is as famous or as successful as Warren Buffett, the sage of Omaha

COMMENTARY

By V G Kulkarni
Category :Asia,Global
The world will witness a blockbuster “dance of democracy” when 815 million Indians go to the polls this month. The country has been in a campaign mode for more than a year now and an odd pair has been dominating the headlines

MARKETWATCH

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Global
For this edition of Marketwatch, Hans Stoter, global CIO at ING Investment Management; Kevin Anderson, chief investment officer, APAC, State Street Global Advisors; and Richard Jerram, chief economist, Bank of Singapore, share their thoughts with AAM on how the landscape is shaping up globally and more specifically in the Asia-Pacific region

SEARCH DIRECTORY

Category :Global
Directory of Manager Appointments & Searches April 2014

APRIL 2014 E-MAG

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