Francis Nikolai Acosta

Francis is a senior journalist at Fund Selector Asia. Previously, he was a reporter at Ignites Asia, A Financial Times service, covering the region's asset management industry. He has a Master's degree in journalism from The University of Hong Kong and a Master of Science in management degree from The University of Asia and the Pacific in the Philippines.

Industry Interviews 22 Jun 18

Eastspring steps up multi-asset game

Eastspring Investments is looking at ESG- and China-focused multi-asset products while adding people to the investment team, according to Colin Graham, Singapore-based chief investment officer for multi-asset solutions.

Latest News 22 Jun 18

In case you missed it (22 June 2018)

UOB’s copywriting fail; South Korean managers launch “unification funds”; UOB AM launches alts fund for retail investors; Malaysia’s Affin Hwang establishes private equity arm; Janus Henderson names new head of Asia distribution; institutional investors embrace ESG integration; and more…

Industry Interviews 21 Jun 18

China’s asset managers eye European investors

More China-based asset managers are expected to internationalise and target European investors, according to Alessandro Silvestro, Hong Kong-based managing director for Asia-Pacific at Lemanik Asset Management.

Asset Class in Focus 20 Jun 18

Cocos: A bet on banks’ financial health

Contingent convertible (coco) bonds carry conversion risk but promise high yield with low volatility and diversification, according to Lloyd Harris, London-based fixed income fund manager at Old Mutual Global Investors.

Asset Class in Focus 19 Jun 18

JPMAM: Keep an open mind to recessionary slide

Though the firm does not expect a US recession over the next 12-18 months, Hui Tai, managing director and Asia chief investment strategist, recommends tweaking client portfolios now to adopt a more defensive position.

Latest News 15 Jun 18

Malaysia’s Kenanga partners with Yuanta

Kuala Lumpur-based Kenanga Investors has entered into a strategic partnership with Taipei-based Yuanta Securities Investment Trust to develop exchange-trade funds in Malaysia.

Latest News 15 Jun 18

In case you missed it (15 June 2018)

Goldman Sachs predicts World Cup winner using AI; LGIM names head of APAC ex-Japan; GAM to open in Australia, hires from Blackrock; Asia HNWIs believe society has become more inclusive of women, but not much in Hong Kong; SFC fines account executive for not recording phone conversations; Schroders launches chatbot ‘Schroders Go’ in Singapore; and more…

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