Views & Interviews Spotlight

Asset Class in Focus 11, Feb 19

ESG goes beyond risk management, says Hermes

ESG ratings typically do not account for management efforts to improve, and companies with poor scores may be worth a closer look.

Asset Class in Focus 11, Feb 19

First State reduces India equity exposure

Small and mid-caps were cut and the portfolio has a high level of cash, says manager of its Indian subcontinent fund.

Asset Class in Focus 08, Feb 19

Can Thailand fund’s surprising run continue?

The Templeton Thailand fund has so far weathered two decades of turmoil to stand out as a single-country out-performer, but this year there are risks on several fronts.

Asset Class in Focus 01, Feb 19

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Morgan Stanley vs Threadneedle

FSA compares two highly-rated global equity products: the Morgan Stanley Global Opportunity Fund and the Threadneedle Global Focus Fund.

Asset Class in Focus | 1 Feb 19

Will volatility boost fixed term fund appeal?

BNPP AM has raised $170m from private banks in the region for a fixed maturity plan, according to Karan Talwar, Hong Kong-based investment specialist for emerging market fixed income.

Asset Class in Focus | 30 Jan 19

Deutsche Wealth defends plunging Chinese equities

The bank also plans to increase ESG investments, according to senior executives.

Asset Class in Focus | 30 Jan 19

Asia bonds gain traction

Cheap valuations and a more sanguine outlook for the global economy are attracting dedicated Asia bond managers.

Asset Class in Focus | 29 Jan 19

Asia’s fund selectors turn to cash

Data collected by Last Word Research shows a rapid rise in pessimism towards equities and credit among fund selectors in the region.

Industry Interviews | 29 Jan 19

Fund passport scheme aims for February launch

After nearly six years of planning, the Asia Regional Fund Passporting (ARFP) scheme is expected to launch next month, but the excitement over it has waned.

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