TRENDS (Published Date :7/8/2014)

Emerging Markets

By Derek Au
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
US asset manager PineBridge Investments sees 2014 as a “transition year” for Asia’s emerging markets, with China and India undergoing economic transformation that will impede short-term growth

Research

By Daniel Shane
Category :Asia,Global
Half of all firms in the global asset management industry will have disappeared by 2030 as a result of shifting demographics and new technologies, according to a report by consultant KMPG

Asset Allocation

By Derek Au
Category :Hong Kong,Global,U.S.A.,Canada
Pension fund managers are increasing allocations to alternative investments, such as real estate, infrastructure and private equity, amid a prolonged low-interest rate environment that has dampened yields on fixed-income assets

Securities Servicing

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong,Global
As sub-custodial services continue to evolve, the role of the sub-custodian within a “shrinking” market has changed dramatically

Market Access

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global
Hong Kong’s foreign asset managers have claimed they are not put off by a possible delay in the implementation of the mutual recognition scheme with mainland China, while stressing that they remain eager to domicile new products in the territory

Real Assets

By Derek Au
Category :Asia,Australia,Japan,Global
Investors should consider going overweight in Asia-Pacific real estate as a way of achieving better risk diversification, according to a senior executive at Aberdeen Asset Management

Exchange Traded Funds

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Hong Kong
Hong Kong-based Frank Henze, whose mandate had been to oversee State Street Global Advisors’ (SSgA) regional ETF expansion strategy, has parted ways with the firm
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