Technology, healthcare, and sustainability themed funds are expected to perform well, a report finds.
Asian retail investors’ appetite for ESG products rises
An increasing number of new ESG funds were launched in Asia during 2021, Cerulli report shows.
Banks lead Southeast Asia fund distribution
Despite the robo-advisor hype, banks will continue to dominate sales channels as they roll out rival digital channels, according to Cerulli.
Late year surge into equity funds
The final quarter of 2020 saw Hong Kong and Singapore investors pour cash into equity funds, according to Morningstar Direct.
ETF popularity in China swells
Despite stricter rules governing index funds, passive investment demand will continue to drive the ETF boom, according to Cerulli Associates.
FMPs retain appeal in Asia
Yield-hungry investors continue to find stable income from fixed maturity products (FMPs) in a low interest rate environment, according to Cerulli.
Thailand’s foreign fund assets continue surge
Assets in foreign investment funds in Thailand soared 60% to $17bn this year compared to 2016 as Thai investor appetite for global funds continues to rise.
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Study: In Asia, active funds disappoint
Active funds investing in the region have low returns relative to their benchmarks over multiple time periods, according to a Cerulli Associates report.