Views & Interviews Spotlight

Industry Interviews 16, Aug 18

China fund distribution remains rough

Global asset managers are setting up in China, but lack of an onshore track record and brand recognition are among the challenges they face with onshore distribution, according to Aberdeen Standard and Fullerton.

Asset Class in Focus 16, Aug 18

ESG portfolio off to a good start in HK, says UBS

After its launch in Asia in April, UBS Wealth Management’s sustainable cross-asset portfolio has gathered $100m (CHF$100m) in assets from Asia-Pacific clients, according to the bank’s executives.

Asset Class in Focus 15, Aug 18

Lessons learned from investment mistakes

Fund managers from NN IP, Janus Henderson, Neuberger Berman and Nikko AM share what they have learned from past investment mistakes.

Asset Class in Focus 14, Aug 18

What Citi PB looks for under the hood

Fund selection involves seeing exactly what’s underneath the sometimes creative description of the product, according to Julie Koo, managing director, head of Citi investment management sales for Asia-Pacific.

Asset Class in Focus | 14 Aug 18

Valuations push JPM to trim equities

Some equities were trimmed from the JP Morgan mixed-asset fund because the average valuation reached the upper-end of the firm’s projection, said Julie Ho, co-manager of the firm’s Asia-Pacific Income Fund.

Industry Interviews | 14 Aug 18

Will Asia’s WM firms outsource more services?

Madrid-headquartered Allfunds believes more Asia-based wealth managers intend to increase outsourcing of investment advisory services, according to Alexis Fosler, Singapore-based general manager for Asia.

Asset Class in Focus | 10 Aug 18

Barings explains off-benchmark Vietnam holdings

Barings’ head of Asean equities Soo Hai Lim expects an expansion of the tourism industry and economic growth potential in Vietnam to support the equity market.

Asset Class in Focus | 9 Aug 18

Blackrock downgrades China equities

The firm has reduced its China equities position amid slower growth and rising trade tensions with the US, according to Wenjie Lu, China investment strategist.

Asset Class in Focus | 8 Aug 18

Is there too much hype in leveraged loans?

The increasing popularity of leveraged loans has made the asset class less attractive, according to James Blair, Singapore-based investment director for fixed income at Capital Group.

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