FEATURES (Published Date :12/14/2016)

PARABLE

By Paul Mackintosh
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
Every D in DCville liked Christmas a lot... But the Grump, who lived north of DCville, Did NOT!

PENSIONS IN JAPAN

By Hank Morris
Category :Asia,Japan,Global
With Japan’s interest rates having suffered from ongoing negative yields for a considerable amount of time, and no prospect of a rapid change to positive yields anytime soon, portfolio managers at Japanese pension funds

SPONSORED STATEMENT

Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
Schroders argues that traditional asset allocation frameworks lead to inefficiencies, as managers do not have the scope to fully respond to changing market conditions

INSIGHT

By Paul Smith*
Category :Asia,China,Global
In a defining moment for the Paris climate change accord between nations earlier this year, China joined the US in pledging to cut environmental pollution. But greening the world’s second-largest economy

AWARDS & RANKINGS

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Singapore,Global
In celebration of excellence in regional applied research, Asia Asset Management (AAM) aligned with NUS Business School’s Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments (CAMRI) for the second year running to present the 2016 AAM-CAMRI Prize in Asset Management

SECURITIES SERVICES

By Paul Mackintosh
Category :Asia,Global
Custody – the safekeeping and asset administration dimension of specialist banking and finance – is a notoriously technical area of financial services, but not one devoid of dynamics or momentum outside of pure innovation

GREATER CHINA

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong
The prolonged low interest rate environment and growing liabilities have whet Mainland insurance companies’ appetite for asset outsourcing, with the market seeing exponential growth in insurance asset undertakings over the past few years

PRIVATE EQUITY PANORAMA

By Paul Mackintosh – Monday, November 28, 2016
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
More than usual private equity activity seems to be taking place on my current home turf – Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) – with some major Asian players participating. Earlier in the month, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC Private Ltd (GIC)
By Paul Mackintosh – Monday, December 5, 2016
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
One of the scarier stories attached to the whole incoming Trump cabinet circus is that Wilbur Ross is inbound as secretary of the Department of Commerce. Alright, maybe not that scary

TAIWAN ROUNDTABLE

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Taiwan,Global
Asia Asset Management held its 12th Annual Taiwan Roundtable on October 28, in cooperation with AllianceBernstein, First State Investments and Robeco. The main focus of the event was on how to promote a sustainable regime among pension funds and institutional investors across Asia

C-SUITE EXCLUSIVE

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Global
The ASEAN Insurance Council (AIC), an industrial body for insurance leaders and professionals in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, is stepping up to strengthen its ties with regional regulators to facilitate the opening up of the insurance sector in the region

ESG ROUNDTABLE

By Nazneen Halim
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Singapore,Global
On November 17, Asia Asset Management (AAM) held its inaugural roundtable on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing titled The World of ESG: Issues and Opportunities

RESPONSIBLE INVESTING

By Nazneen Halim
Category :Asia,Middle East,Global,Europe,Africa
Iain Richards, head of responsible investment for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at asset management firm Columbia Threadneedle Investments, is fascinated by the positive direction in which environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is moving

2016 REVIEW

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Global
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) is considering expanding the cross-border stock linkage between the Mainland and Hong Kong in a move to allow investors in the two locations to access each other’s primary stock markets

NEW IN TOWN

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong,Philippines,Singapore,Thailand,United Kingdom
Global markets seem headed for a tailspin on the back of the US presidential election and Brexit, however, these uncertainties appear not to have deterred global institutional investors from diversifying their portfolios and seeking new investment opportunities

ASSET ALLOCATION

By Paul Mackintosh
Category :Asia,Global
As the year ends with a very ambiguous picture on macro and policy risks, thoughts in the investment community must inevitably be turning towards how to position their holdings for developments ahead

MPF INDICATORS

MPF INDICATORS

RESEARCH

Category :Asia,Global
Many Asian investment managers foresee a significant impact of big data and technological advances on how they conduct business

SEARCH DIRECTORY

Directory of Manager Appointments & Searches December 2016 - January 2017
Category :Asia,Malaysia,Global
Focus: Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Malaysia

MARKETWATCH

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
For this edition of Asia Asset Management’s Marketwatch, Peter Hensman, strategist at the Newton Real Return team (part of BNY Mellon Investment Management)

ROAD WARRIOR

By Mark Tinker*
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong,Singapore,Taiwan
Having worked in financial services for many years, first as an equity strategist and then as a global equity fund manager, I had done my fair share of travelling – but when I moved out to Hong Kong three years ago it moved to a whole new level

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