TRENDS (Published Date :4/7/2017)

Market Presence

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Singapore,Global,Europe
Fund Channel, a fund distributor jointly owned by European asset management firms Amundi Group and BNP Paribas Investment Partners, has expanded its footprint into Asia with the recent opening of a branch in Singapore

Fixed Income

By Natalie Leung
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong,Korea,Global,U.S.A.
Institutional investors in Asia tend to have a strong attachment to fixed income, but are steering away from government debt to corporate bonds as they look to mitigate the impact of events in developed markets, including rising US rates, according to Manu George, senior investment director for Asian fixed income at Schroder Investment Management (Singapore)

Strategy

By Natalie Leung
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
When investors are struggling with the question of what to add to their portfolios with the traditional 60% equities 40% bonds mix, New York-based Neuberger Berman’s strategy of risk-parity portfolio construction offers a new “asset class” which can access the benefit of alternative risk premia

Sustainable Investing

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Singapore,Global
The popularity of incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into investing decisions is growing amongst institutional investors globally. However, they face two major challenges – climate change and governance – when implementing ESG strategies, according to investment consultant Mercer

Corporate Identity

By Natalie Leung
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has called on 3,500 companies that it invests in, worth a total market capitalisation of US$30 trillion, to embrace gender parity and encourage higher female representation on their boards
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