BlackRock is planning to go overweight on India, its top fund manager in Asia has said.
S&P Dow Jones Indices has launched a Pan-Asian Low Volatility index measuring the performance of the 50 least volatile stocks across the region, including Australia, but excluding New Zealand.
Analysis of inflows to exchange traded products focused on Korea by Markit Securities suggests that investors see opportunity there, but not equally across all companies, as Markit's shorting data also suggests.
South Korea is set to miss the deadline to start clearing derivatives through a central counterparty (CCP) by the start of 2013 because of delays in passing new legislation to formalise central clearing through parliament.
ECPI, a Milan-based provider of sustainability research, rating and indices, has launched a second index of the ESG China Series, developed in partnership with China Securities Index, a Chinese index provider, and Caitong Fund Management, a China-based...
Jersey Finance, the island's marketing body, has brought together a group of Hong Kong-based finance and legal experts to provide it with advice on developing business opportunities in the Far East.
On June 7 China cut its interest rate by 25 basis points for the first time since December 2008 - an unexpected decision, which caused markets to rally.
Keep history in mind when reviewing latest Chinese statistics, says East Capital’s Kristina Sandklef
Kristina Sandklef, macro economist Asia at East Capital, says that investors reviewing the latest Chinese government statistics should keep in mind the balance between improved methodologies against the country's history of propaganda.
China's first quarterly defcit in its capital and financial account since 1998 does not undermine the argument for its strong medium term finances, says Fitch Ratings.
China's economy grew at its slowest pace since 2009 in Q2, with GDP up 7.6% on the same period last year.
An increasingly savvy investor base in Asia is paving the way towards a more customised and managed approach to structured products aimed at private banking investors.
The move by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to require foreign banks to set up a local incorporated subsidiary with a minimum of S$1.5 billion (US$1.2 billion) in paid-up capital will not be a major obstacle, say market participants.
Inter-dealer broker Tullett Prebon has appointed Adrien Geliot to its alternative investments team.
Asia will remain a key growth market for asset managers, despite the diverse and toughening legislative, regulatory and taxation requirements across the region, warned a report published today by KPMG.
Skandia International Wealth Service has selected Singapore as the first market where it will offer the ‘Wealth Interactive' product.
Asia's fast growing baby boomer generation is becoming increasingly concerned about the effects of inflation on their retirement purchasing power, according to a survey by Allianz Global Investors.
These days, all roads for European fund managers and allocators seem to lead to Asia. But when they arrive, it is clear some of them struggle with ‘what now?'.
European managers should not take a uniform view of the attractiveness, need or applicability of the Ucits brand when distributing funds to Asia, even though the framework is well known and broadly understood in the region.
Søren Milo Christensen, portfolio manager of Skagen Global, notes that improving corporate governence and comittments to dividends are among the factors improving the outlook for value investing in Asia.
Allianz Global Investors' annual conference in Berlin saw it deliver an upbeat prognosis for Asia relative to Europe, in absolute terms and across most asset classes.
Cube Capital, the $1.3bn global alternatives investment firm, has launched the Cube Asia Frontier Fund (CAFF) to invest opportunistically in real estate in Myanmar, Mongolia and Vietnam.
Parag Khanna, senior research fellow at think-tank New America Foundation and senior fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, has spoken about Asia's place in globalisation at a conference hosted by Norwegian manager Skagen.
China's first interest rate cut since 2008 is analysed by Kristina Sandklef, macro economist at Swedish manager East Capital.
Sufficient firepower and flexibility remain for monetary and fiscal policies in the region to combat any potential global double dip recession, believes Anthony Chan, Asia Sovereign strategist at AllianceBernstein.