FEATURES (Published Date :6/5/2014)

PRIVATE EQUITY PANORAMA

By Paul Mackintosh – May 19, 2014
Category :Asia,Singapore,Global
Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has resurfaced again in the news – hardly difficult as it’s seldom out of it
By Paul Mackintosh – May 26, 2014
Category :Global,U.S.A.
Global private equity is still suffering from a hangover – or overhang. At least according to Cambridge Associates, whose latest research report

FOCUS

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global
Institutional investors came to a fork in the road when structuring their global equities portfolios this year, mostly because of the complex global market conditions

GREATER CHINA

By Derek Au
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong
The boom in China’s real estate market last year proved to be short-lived. Going into 2014, property sales at Mainland developers stumbled on the back of credit tightening by banks and home purchase restrictions imposed by the government

PENSIONS

By Maya Ando
Category :Asia,Japan
Japanese pension funds are, almost by definition, cornerstone investors given the vast amount of assets in their accounts

INSIGHT

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Taiwan
Taiwan’s labour pension system has undergone significant reform this year following February’s merger of two supervisory bodies, the Labor Pension Fund Supervisory Committee (LPFSC) and the Bureau of Labor Insurance (BLI)

ASSET ALLOCATION

By Maya Ando
Category :Asia,Japan,U.S.A.
Given the growth of the asset management industry on the back of the expanding number of institutional investors in Asia, where they are said to account for about 30% of the global top 500 asset owners, the fund management landscape has become far more competitive

MULTI-ASSET INVESTING

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Global,Europe,U.S.A.
In the face of continued market volatility, driven by various stages of global economic recovery, unconventional monetary policies and geopolitical events, investors have increasingly embraced the old adage about not putting their eggs in one basket

SPONSORED STATEMENT

Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global
Garth Taljard, head of multi-asset product, Asia at Schroder Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited, gives Asia Asset Management insight into the firm’s approach to multi-asset investing.

SMART BETA

By Paul Mackintosh
Category :Asia,Global
Smart beta is certainly basking in the sun right now. Citing Russell Indexes’ commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the advent of smart beta, Ian Webster, managing director for Europe

HONG KONG ETF SEMINAR

By Daniel Shane
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global
More than 200 executives from Asia-Pacific’s top pension funds, insurance companies and other institutional investors gathered in Hong Kong to ascertain what the future holds for the ETF industry at Asia Asset Management’s 2nd ETF Seminar

COMMODITIES

By Paul Mackintosh
Category :Asia,Global
Commodity investment fell rather out of favour during 2013. Investors gravitated back to supposed safe-haven assets in developed markets promising good returns

ENHANCED INDEXING

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
In the great debate between advocates of active and passive investment strategies, there is in fact some middle ground: enhanced indexing

RISK MANAGEMENT

By Lionel Martellini, Vincent Milhau, and Andrea Tarelli*
Category :Asia,Global
Risk parity has become an increasingly popular approach for building well-diversified portfolios within and across asset classes

C-SUITE EXCLUSIVE

By Daniel Shane
Category :Asia,Global,Europe
Zurich-based Stoxx is best known for European equities-focused indices, such as the Euro Stoxx 50 and Stoxx Europe 50

IMPACT INVESTMENTS

By Heda Bayron*
Category :Asia,Global
Impact investments are described as investments that are committed to generating and measuring a social and environmental impact alongside financial return

MPF INDICATORS

Category :Global
MPF INDICATORS

ROAD WARRIOR

By Jamie Farmer*
Category :Global
Have you ever experienced the cold terror of a temporarily misplaced passport? Nearly choked on cellular bills loaded with international roaming charges

OPINION

By SK Mitra
Category :India,Asia
India recently concluded the world’s biggest ever democratic electoral exercise. According to the Election Commission of India, 814.5 million people were eligible to vote and the turnout was over 66.38%

COMMENTARY

By V G Kulkarni
Category :Asia,Global
The elevation of a maverick Gujarati politician as the new prime minister to the world’s most populous democracy [India] has given rise to reactions ranging from exuberant expectations to dire forebodings

MARKETWATCH

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Global
For this edition of Marketwatch, William De Vijlder, vice-chairman at BNP Paribas Investment Partners; Simon Cox, investment strategist for Asia-Pacific at BNY Mellon; and Markus Schomer

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