FEATURES (Published Date :5/7/2014)

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Category :Asia,Global
Despite a sharp rally in 2013, amid easing investor concerns and the region emerging from recession, Europe remains an attractively valued market on a number of measures, including price-to-book, earnings yield and dividend yield
Category :Asia,Global
Cohen & Steers is a leading global investment manager of liquid real asset solutions. Founded in 1986, the firm was the first investment advisor to focus on REITs, one of the original liquid real assets
By Sandra Lu and Desmond An
Category :Asia,Global
Over two months have passed since the Measures for the Registration of Private Fund Managers and Filing of Private Funds (Trial) (“Measures”) came into effect
Category :Asia,China
ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management was a relative latecomer when it came to entering the Mainland’s asset management industry

GREATER CHINA

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China
Identifying long-term investment targets, developing customised asset allocations and appointing high-profile managers are the top priorities for China’s pension fund industry, according to a senior executive at the National Council for Social Security Fund (NCSSF), the body which oversees China’s 1.19 trillion RMB (US$176 billion) supplementary pension fund

TECHNOLOGY

By Paul Mackintosh
Category :Asia,Global
Post the global financial crisis (GFC), Dodd-Frank and Basel II, investment management firms and their technology providers find themselves in the regulatory front line as never before

BOUTIQUE ASSET MANAGEMENT

By Maya Ando
Category :Global,Europe
By definition, a boutique’s product selection is unique and specialised. Its offerings are rarely displayed in a huge department store as it seeks to attract only the most discerning of patrons.

INSURANCE ASSET MANAGEMENT

By James Dunn
Category :Global,Asia-Pacific
Asia Pacific is the most dynamic region for the global insurance industry. Its mix of developed and developing markets offers unique opportunities, while the expectation of further maturity in the industry has created a tumult of repositioning, branding and jostling by providers for market share
By Maya Ando
Category :Asia,Japan
Over the last seven decades, Japan has dramatically re-developed its economy, delivering stable employment and unprecedented prosperity in the process

CHINA ROUNDTABLE

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China
Many Asian governments have put pension reform at the top of their agendas in a bid to tackle the issue of their ageing populations

PROPERTY

By Milan Khatri*
Category :Global
Increasingly, investors are looking towards international unlisted property markets as a way to improve risk-adjusted returns. The step from domestic to international property investment, however, is not an easy one. We believe the framework we have set-out below provides some insight into global property markets and gives investors a better understanding of what approach might be most suitable for them

ESG/SRI

By Paul Mackintosh
Category :Asia,Global
Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) and socially responsible investing (SRI) are becoming embedded factors in investment practice worldwide

INFRASTRUCTURE

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Global
The financial crisis has aggravated the infrastructure gap further reducing the scope for public investment, while at the same time affecting traditional sources of private capital. Institutional investors such as pension funds may therefore play a more active role in bridging the infrastructure gap

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Category :Asia,United Kingdom
The annual general meeting (AGM) season will soon be in full swing in many markets in Asia. One of the most common items on the agenda of these AGMs are resolutions seeking a mandate from shareowners allowing the company’s management the right to issue new shares without pre-emptive rights

C-SUITE EXCLUSIVE

By Daniel Shane
Category :Asia,Global
Since taking up the role of Chief Executive Officer for BNP Paribas Investment Partners’ Asia-Pacific unit in July 2013, Vincent Camerlynck has become responsible for an operation that manages close to US$60 billion in AUM across one of the world’s fastest growing regions

PENSIONS

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong
The tax deferred pension plan, namely Circular 103, promulgated by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) and the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) late last year amounts to a tremendous boost for the country’s pension industry

PRIVATE EQUITY PANORAMA

By Paul Mackintosh – April 22, 2014
Category :Asia,Singapore,U.S.A.
Singapore’s Temasek Holdings is much in the news at the moment. For one thing, they have just invested in a US$50 million funding around, alongside Benchmark Capital and others, for Jasper
By Paul Mackintosh – April 28, 2014
Category :Asia,Global
In its latest Private Equity Spotlight, research firm Preqin has some interesting reflections on the situation in fundraising. For one thing, private equity fundraising overall continues the recovery it has enjoyed over the past couple of years

ENDOWMENTS

By Maya Ando
Category :Asia
For universities, endowment income is used first and foremost to ensure the delivery of high quality education to students

ROAD WARRIOR

By Robert Davis*
Category :Asia,China
At the end of March, I passed through the Chinese city of Jiaxing, a small city by PRC standards but revered by the Communist faithful as the place where the Party was formed in 1921

MARKETWATCH

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
For this edition of Marketwatch, Arif Husain, head of international fixed income, and Christopher D Alderson, head of international equities, both from T. Rowe Price, share their thoughts with AAM on how the landscape is shaping up globally and more specifically in the Asia-Pacific region

FUNDWATCH

Category :Asia,Global
Justine Teo, former head of investments at Asian powerhouse Pheim Asset Management, has teamed up with Roger Chiman, former head of institutional sales at Chinese Investment Bank Guosen Securities to launch Singapore based Esper Capital

THE BIG PICTURE

By V G Kulkarni
Category :Asia,Global
Historical fiction, with its literary licence, more convincingly recounts reality than do humdrum tomes of history

SEARCH DIRECTORY

Category :Global
Directory of Manager Appointments & Searches May 2014

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