FEATURES (Published Date :3/7/2017)

PRIVATE EQUITY PANORAMA

By Paul Mackintosh – Monday, February 20, 2017
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
SoftBank Group (SoftBank), one of the most active, most diversified, and at times, it seems, the most confusing investment groups to come out of the original tech bubble – has just stepped up to buy American private equity (PE) and alternatives major Fortress Investment Group (Fortress), for a price tag of US$3.3 billion in cash
By Paul Mackintosh – Monday, February 27, 2017
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
Demagogues rant, civilisations totter – while others, blithely indifferent, attempt US$143 billion takeover deals. And some of them are private equity players

GREATER CHINA

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong
The recent liberalisation of fund of fund (FoF) products in China appears to have been a game-changer for the country’s mutual fund industry, as a significant number of local asset managers have been drawn to explore this relatively untapped sector
By Natalie Leung
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong
Everything comes at a cost, and China’s rapid economic growth is no exception, with the annual cost to clean up China’s environment and cut carbon emissions estimated at over 3 trillion RMB (US$436 billion), according to Ma Jun, chief research economist at the People’s Bank of China (PBoC)

FAMILY OFFICES

By Natalie Leung
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong,Global
Following the wealth creation process is wealth succession. In a report conducted by UBS and PwC on billionaire wealth, it is estimated that 460 billionaires will hand over US$2.1 trillion – or the equivalent of India’s GDP – to their heirs in the next 20 years

C-SUITE EXCLUSIVE

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global
Neo-Criterion Capital Ltd (NCC), a Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) licensed and regulated investment advisory firm in Hong Kong with research operations in Shanghai, manages an estimated US$410 million in AUM (as of February 7 this year)

PASSIVE INVESTMENTS

By Tariq Dennison*
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Japan
Leveraged and inverse (L&I) products generally refer to exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are designed to move double, triple, or opposite the daily move of a selected benchmark on any given day

ABSOLUTE RETURN STRATEGIES

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
With the current low yield and highly uncertain market environment, absolute return strategies have been gaining traction amongst Asian institutional investors

INSIGHT

By Nazneen Halim
Category :Asia,Global,Europe,U.S.A.
Right off the bat, it is evident that VCAP Asset Managers (VCAM)’s CEO, Shan Kamahl Mohammad, has great ambitions for this three-year old company based in Malaysia, one of Asia’s most propitious fund management hubs

EMERGING MARKET BONDS

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China,U.S.A.
The emerging market (EM) bond market has been rallying strongly since the US rate hike in 2016. Despite being commonly underweighted by global investors over the past few years

RISK MANAGEMENT

By Felix Goltz*
Category :Asia,Global
With increasing investor interest in multi-factor solutions, product providers have been debating the respective merits of the “top-down” and “bottom-up” approaches to multi-factor portfolio construction

TAIWAN UPDATE

By Donna Chen
Category :Asia,Taiwan,Global
Taiwan’s fund management market continued to consolidate in 2016, totalling at US$163 billion as of December 2016 and charting a growth of 1.3%. The market consisted of 59% of offshore funds domiciled outside Taiwan, mostly in Luxembourg, and 41% in onshore funds domiciled in Taiwan

MARKETWATCH

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Global,Europe,U.S.A.
For this edition of Marketwatch, Tuan Huynh, chief investment officer, Asia Pacific at Deutsche Bank Wealth Management and Mark Wills, managing director of State Street Global Advisors and head of its investment solutions group

RESPONSIBLE INVESTING

By Paul Smith*
Category :Asia,Global
Global investors are increasingly scrutinising evolving environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices to assist in driving investment decisions. This emerging additional lens of analysis for determining investment value is growing in importance in Asia Pacific

MPF INDICATORS

MPF INDICATORS

SEARCH DIRECTORY

Directory of Manager Appointments & Searches March 2017
Category :Asia,Australia
Focus: Future Fund, Australia

ROAD WARRIOR

By Andrew Greenup*
Category :Asia,Global
Monday – Paris: Monday morning started with a quick breakfast meeting with Eurotunnel, then off to La Défense to visit several utilities followed by afternoon meetings with Aeroports de Paris and gas utility Rubis. Key points of interest were:

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