A plethora of reasons - and none of them to do with the current crisis - are encouraging US asset managers to position for expanding their businesses across Europe.
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.
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.
Resilience in regional markets will insulate Asian nations from any European slowdown, say economists attending the Asean Risk 2012 roundtable
Mid-sized asset managers enjoy advantages of investment flexibility and quick decision making. But they often face hurdles of cost and logistics when placing staff in emerging markets (EMs).
Global markets showed significant positive returns in Q12012, MSCI's indices have shown.
A global study of how the world's richest families manage and focus their wealth indicates strong regional differences in the sectors that produce the wealth, and the ways the owning families handle their fortunes.
Coutts, the wealth division of the Royal Bank of Scotland group, has appointed Errol D'Souza as chief risk officer for Asia.
Nikko Asset Management, the largest independent asset manager in Asia, has picked Charles Beazley as its new CEO and chairman, as Tim McCarthy, who built the firm up over eight years, retires at the end of this fiscal year.
Stephen Fern, chairman for more than five years of G9, an independent and private network of family office investors, talks about G9X, his latest project to match capital and ideas.
Avtar Sandu, senior commodities manager at Phillip Futures in Singapore, discusses the market trend for fundamendals rather than macroeconomic factors driving commodities prices.
Joyce Koh has joined Nikko Asset Management Asia as head of marketing, responsible for all marketing and branding in South-east Asia.
Middle East private equity manager Abraaj Capital,has appointed Citigroup to provide fund administration services for Riyada Enterprise Development, the $650m small and medium sized enterprise fund of the Abraaj Capital group.
The opportunities for family wealth management businesses in Singapore are discussed in this latest research from Richard Wilson Capital Partners.
Hong-Kong based MW GaveKal has launched the MW GaveKal China Fixed Income strategy, a long only Ucits fund aimed at European institutional and professional investors.
Kok Joo, head of research at Phillip Securities Research in Singapore says the country's near-term outlook is uncertain becuse of external factors, such as recession in the eurozone and US growth that could end up well below current consensus.
Europe may flirt with recession, but consumer spending remains high in certain parts of the retail market, says Jack Neele of Robeco’s Consumer Trends Equities fund.
Hamburg-based alternative investment company Aquila Capital has appointed Oldrik Verloop to lead business development in Benelux and Scandinavia.
Guernsey has signed Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) with Japan and Poland bringing its total number of TIEAs to 31, although recent statistics show investment in the island’s fund business dropped in the third quarter of 2011.
No market or region is immune to regular market knocks, but what has shocked Asian investors is the seeming inability of eurozone authorities to get to grips with their problems.
As acronyms go, it may not have quite the jingle first associated with Jim O’Neill’s now-overworked “BRIC” tag, but Blackrock strategist Russ Koesterich is hoping the idea behind “CASSH” countries -- Canada, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, and Hong...
Prudential is rebranding its Asia asset management business as Eastspring Investments as it plans to expand in Asia and enter the US market.