FEATURES (Published Date :4/7/2017)

GREATER CHINA

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong,Global
China’s public real estate investment trust (REIT), or C-REIT market, has made little headway in terms of growth since the country’s first public REIT, the Penghua Qianhai Vanke REIT, was launched in mid-2015
By Natalie Leung
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong,Global
Panda bonds, renminbi (RMB)-denominated debt sold by foreigners on the Mainland, are drawing interest with growing global demand for Chinese bonds, but regulations remain a matter of concern for foreign issuers looking to tap the country’s onshore bond market, the world’s third largest.

FINTECH

By Elizabeth Dooley
Category :Asia,Global
Blockchain digital identity and data integrity technology was first introduced in 2008 in Tallinn, Estonia, following the cyber attack the previous year that rendered the country inactive for five days

PRIVATE EQUITY PANORAMA

By Paul Mackintosh – Monday, March 20, 2017
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
Bain & Company (Bain) is a name well-known to private equity (PE) stalwarts in Asia and beyond – in more ways than one
By Paul Mackintosh – Monday, March 27, 2017
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
According to numerous reports from Reuters and elsewhere, private equity (PE) majors are positioning themselves for another big-name-brand acquisition

INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Global,Europe,U.S.A.
Global investors’ and fund managers’ appetites for real estate investment remains strong with over 50 billion euros (US$53.14 billion) of institutional capital expected to flow into the niche market this year

HIGH-YIELD BONDS

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
Although the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed) rate hike cycle and US fiscal policy are casting uncertainty over the outlook of the global fixed income market, investors still consider high-yield (HY) bonds as a key allocation in their portfolios, given their decent investment returns and improving corporate fundamentals

EMERGING MARKET EQUITIES

By Natalie Leung
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
Emerging markets (EMs) are expected to see a turnaround in fund inflows this year, thanks to improving fundamentals in their equities markets and stability in China

INSIGHT

By Natalie Leung
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong,Global
Fund administration service markets in China and Hong Kong lie at the two ends of the spectrum. According to Caroline Higgins, head of global fund services, Asia, at Chicago-based Northern Trust Corporation (Northern Trust)

RMB INTERNATIONALISATION

By Natalie Leung
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong
Beijing wants to liberalise its exchange rate as part of its financial reform, but its policies reveal a downgrading of its priority to internationalise the renminbi (RMB), implying it still has a long way to go before gaining the status of a global currency

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

By Mary Leung*
Category :Asia,Singapore,Global,U.S.A.
Investors bought shares in Snap Inc (Snap), the parent company of Snapchat, despite a high valuation, slowing user growth, and governance criticism from fund managers

C-SUITE EXCLUSIVE

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Global,Europe,U.S.A.
Geneva-based boutique active manager Quaero Capital is making inroads into Asia in a bid to capitalise on the growing institutional market in the region. It aims for the region to make up to 30% of its total AUM over the long run

RESPONSIBLE INVESTING

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Global
Asia Asset Management kick-starts its new regular quarterly segment – The Responsible Investor – by talking to Yu-Ming Wang, global head of investment and chief investment officer - international at Nikko Asset Management, about his firm’s commitment to, and belief in, sustainable and ethical investing.

BEST OF THE BEST AWARDS 2016

Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global
BEST OF THE BEST AWARDS 2016

MPF INDICATORS

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SEARCH DIRECTORY

Directory of Manager Appointments & Searches April 2017
Category :Asia,Global,New Zealand
Focus: NZ Super Fund, New Zealand

MARKETWATCH

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China,Japan,Global,U.S.A.
For this edition of Marketwatch, Alan Zlatar, head of multi-asset class solutions at Vontobel Asset Management; Erik Weisman, chief economist and fixed-income portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management

ROAD WARRIOR

By Roger Crook*
Category :Asia,Singapore,Global,U.S.A.
When I took a role in DHL many years ago, it required me to travel a lot, between all continents and many countries and eventually, to over 140 countries

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