Against the backdrop of heightened market volatility, slowing economic growth and geopolitical tensions, a multi-asset approach to investing is a good way to capture late-cycle opportunities without taking on excessive risk.
State Street’s Anderson targets US value stocks as growth dips
Global growth will struggle in 2017 and investors are advised to move away from expensive sectors and pivot to those that offer value, according to Kevin Anderson, State Street Global Advisors’ Hong Kong-based head of investments for Asia Pacific.
Survey: Investors want transparency
Both retail and institutional investors agree that financial professionals are falling short on the related issues of transparency and fees, according to a CFA Institute survey report.
BMO PB overweights European equities
Europe and Japan equities are favoured, but a key investment risk is China’s GDP surprising to the downside, said Edmund Yun, executive director and head of investment for Asia, who shared his second half views with Fund Selector Asia.
Morgan Stanley vs Templeton
HEAD-TO-HEAD. The global fixed income market is undergoing a period of high volatility. While the European authorities are in final negotiation stages to save Greece from a potential default, the US looks set to hike interest rates sometime this year.
ETFs to become core portfolio holdings in Asia, Cerulli says
Distributors in Asia-Pacific are likely to use exchange-traded funds and other index-tracking products as core holdings when building model portfolios, and actively-managed funds could become satellite holdings, according to a report from Cerulli Associates.
New online wealth management service in Singapore
A UK based online service which aims to help high net worth individuals find wealth management firms has been launched in Singapore.
The case for fee based model
EXS Capital’s fee-based discretionary model is rare in Asia, but Jessica Cutrera, managing director of the firm’s wealth management arm, believes there’s a huge opportunity for more.
Swan warns of bubbling in China
Some segments are trading at 80-100 times price-to-earnings and there are “signs of exuberance” in the domestic market, said Andrew Swan, BlackRock’s head of Asian equities.
Hong Kong SFC fines Phillips Securities over fund mis-selling
The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has reprimanded and fined Phillip Securities $1m for failings in selling a fund to four clients who lost their investment.