Investors are increasingly seeking multi-asset products for monthly stable income rather than asset allocation strategies, according to a new research by Cerulli Associates.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission’s is cracking down on small “zombie funds”, but a rash of fund terminations remains unlikely, according to Cerulli Associates.
China is the cheapest market in the world in terms of valuations, according to HSBC Global Asset Management, which is generally bullish on Asian equities this year.
An intelligent assessment of the divergent environment and its risks and opportunities will reward the astute investor in 2015, according to State Street Global Advisors.
Some Asian investors are more weighted toward US equities than they have been in the past, but a repeat of this year’s US market performance is unlikely in 2015, said Tristan Camp, investment specialist.
A majority of investors in both Singapore and Hong Kong hold income-generating products and a sizeable number intend to invest in them in 2015, a trend attributed in part to demographic change, according to a BlackRock study.
China Exchanges Services Company will launch a new index series on the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect on 15 December.
Over the next five years, Henderson Global Investors intends to increase the source of AUM from Asia to 15% of total from the current 3%, double regional headcount and develop local products, said Alexander Henderson, managing director, Asia.
The search for yield and income should remain the key focus for investors in 2015 as the divergent monetary policies of the US, Europe and Japan, unprecedented since the global financial crisis, could lead to a rise in market volatility, according to JP Morgan Asset Management.
The majority of retail investors in Asia are self-directed and tend not to rely on financial advisers when they make their investment decisions, according to a new research by Cerulli Associates.