FEATURES (Published Date :11/2/2017)


Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Vietnam,U.S.A.
RHB Asset Management, one of Malaysia’s three largest private fund management companies, expects the Southeast Asian fixed income market to remain positive in 2018.


By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong,Global
Although China’s exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have drawn significant inflows from retail investors this year, the market still lacks breadth and depth of functionality and capacity to attract institutional investors and fund of funds (FOFs), according to Harvest Global Investments (HGI)


By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Global
Lindsay Wright joined BNY Mellon Investment Management (BNY Mellon IM) in June last year as managing director, head of distribution & co-head of investment management for the Asia Pacific region


By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global,U.S.A.
Asian corporate credits are looking increasingly attractive to fixed income investors seeking greater exposure to the Asian market


By Goh Thean Eu
Over recent years, many start-ups have disrupted traditional brick and mortar companies and industries. They include companies like Uber, which played havoc with the taxi industry, and Airbnb, which unsettled the hospitality industry


By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China,Global
Although Beijing liberalised China’s domestic interbank bond market to foreign investors in early 2016, the initiative does not appear to have significantly boosted foreign investor participation in the onshore RMB bond market.


By Paul Mackintosh – Monday, October 23, 2017
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
News that US retailer Nordstrom has suspended its negotiations with private equity (PE) firms to go private should come as no surprise to witnesses of the Toys “R” Us debacle, where general partners (GPs) have been blamed for the collapse of a much-loved retail institution
By Paul Mackintosh – Monday, October 30, 2017
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
Private equity (PE) appears to be in one of those defensive/aggressive binds again: determined to fight its corner and win backing, yet at the same time under attack, with greater or lesser justification


By Elaine Hwang*
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global
Amid Hong Kong’s energy, business drive and taste for the new, it’s sometimes forgotten that its population is getting old. Gracefully maybe, and quickly, for sure. So much so that the city’s government is putting renewed emphasis on the need to enhance the quality of life for people after retirement


By Irene Cheung*
Category :Asia,Global
Life is full of rules. As toddlers, our parents teach us rules that keep us safe. As teenagers, we push boundaries and might explore things outside of accepted social rules, testing the water as we transition to adulthood


By Goh Thean Eu
Category :Asia,China,Global,U.S.A.
Over a decade ago, Chinese independent power producer Huaneng Power International Inc’s stock was trading on the New York Stock Exchange at a price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of as low as under two times, or below US$5 a share


By Alice Law*
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global
“Governance” seems to have become a buzzword that has gained a lot of attention in recent years. Financial regulators worldwide have increasingly focused on the governance of financial institutions since the 2008 global financial crisis
By Francis Chung*
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong,Global
At the unveiling of the Tesla Model 3 in 2016, Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said the car would be priced at just US$35,000 (HK$273,000), and was fairly confident deliveries would begin at the end of 2017




By Elizabeth Dooley
Category :Asia,Global
Few would disagree with Michael Falcon, chief executive officer of Asia Pacific, JP Morgan Asset Management, that the landscape of the investment industry across the Asia Pacific region is changing


By Nazneen Halim
Category :Asia,Global,United Kingdom
For this edition, Asia Asset Management speaks to Marc Norden, head of investment solutions at the Bank of London and the Middle East (BLME) on the current state of play in the Islamic investing market. We also explore investor appetite for Islamic financial instruments, uncover the stark similarities between Islamic investing and responsible investing, and postulate a possible link between these two burgeoning forms of principle-based financing


Directory of Manager Appointments & Searches November 2017
Category :Asia,Japan
Focus: Employees’ Pension Insurance Benefit Adjustment Fund, Japan


By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
For this edition of Marketwatch, Andrew Milligan, head of global strategy at Aberdeen Standard Investments, and Eoin Murray, head of investment at Hermes Investment Management, share their thoughts on how the landscape is shaping up globally, and in particular in the Asia-Pacific region


By Mark Tinker*
Category :Asia,Global
Thinking of the recent 30th anniversary of Black Monday and the stock market crash of 1987, I realised that it was also the 30th anniversary of my move from being a backroom bank economist to suddenly being a client-facing market strategist. That was the beginning of my life as a road warrior


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