Views & Interviews Spotlight

Asset Class in Focus 16, Oct 18

BEA Union bond manager wary of rate hikes

With 61% of her fund’s portfolio in China corporate bonds, Pheona Tsang, head of fixed income at BEA Union Investment, is monitoring rising US interest rates and the impact on Asia bonds.

Asset Class in Focus 15, Oct 18

Has EM high yield become vulnerable?

Rising interest rates have made it harder for companies to find sources of funding, according to Alaa Bushehri, London-based portfolio manager for emerging market fixed income at BNP Paribas Asset Management.

Asset Class in Focus 15, Oct 18

Jupiter sees huge fixed income outflows

Fixed income remains fund house’s Achilles’ heel as smaller rivals enjoy asset growth.

Industry Interviews 15, Oct 18

UBP targets smaller IAM partners in Asia

The Geneva-headquartered bank aims to grow its external asset manager business to 5% of total AUM in Asia over the next few years, said Benoit Barbereau, the bank’s head of external asset managers.

Asset Class in Focus | 11 Oct 18

How T Rowe Price approaches China small-caps

Traditional and new companies alike strive to innovate as a way to stand out in China’s new-look economy. This is where T Rowe Price portfolio manager Wenli Zheng finds investment opportunities.

Asset Class in Focus | 11 Oct 18

Has China become less tech after GICS changes?

IT will only account for 3% of the MSCI China Index following the GICS reclassification.

Asset Class in Focus | 10 Oct 18

HNWIs should look beyond prime residential, says Invesco

Wealthy investors in Asia should steer away from location as the only component to consider in real estate investing, argues Simon Redman, managing director, client portfolio management at Invesco Real Estate.

Industry Interviews | 9 Oct 18

DBS PB and the tariff-war portfolio

Eddie Lee, desk head for managed solutions at DBS Private Bank, explains how the bank is advising clients on portfolio positioning in the face of escalating trade tensions.

Asset Class in Focus | 9 Oct 18

Asia’s wealthy prefer physical gold, says SSGA

When investing in gold, conservative high net worth individuals in Asia still prefer owning physical bullion to investing in exchange-traded funds, according to State Street Global Advisors.

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