Morgan Stanley floats Asia fixed income fund

The fund will invest in a range of Asia ex-Japan fixed income securities with no sector limitations.  Through a top-down macro assessment process, the fund will invest in hard and local currency debt, sovereign and corporate debt, the firm said.  “Following a growing emphasis on Asian bonds within the global strategy, the decision to launch […]

Study: Fund flows unlikely to roil EM economies

The last four years, emerging markets received $1.4trn in cumulative gross portfolio capital flows, but only around $200bn came from regulated funds, according to Christopher Plantier, ICI senior economist of industry and financial analysis, who authored the report. EM capital flow was analysed to put into perspective the size of regulated fund investment into those […]

PIMCO hires Ben Bernanke as advisor

Bernanke, who helped steer the US economy through the 2008 financial crisis, will guide PIMCO’s investment process and periodically meet with clients. “We look forward to benefitting from his extraordinary knowledge and expertise to help us add value for our clients,” Douglas Hodge, chief executive officer said. “His unrivalled experience in navigating the global economy […]

Rising appetite for income products: Legg Mason

Almost 92% of investors surveyed in Singapore and 91% in Hong Kong said income-generating investments are extremely important in 2015.    At Fund Selector Asia’s income forum in February, asset managers stressed income investing opportunities are available across a range of asset classes despite the low yield environment. The Legg Mason survey released today found Singapore investors […]

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