Asian asset owners piling into absolute-return strategies

Asian institutional investors are taking shelter from heightened market volatility and rising rates in absolute-return fixed income strategies.

Institutional investors are increasingly looking into absolute-return fixed income strategies because of the expected continued rise in US interest rates and the heightened market volatility seen in the…

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Eastspring CIO departs; new CEO seen being sought

The asset management arm of Prudential Corporation Asia is ringing more changes at the top, including restructuring its investment department, amid ongoing talk of a potential sale.

The US fund house has poached a senior executive from its rival in Shanghai as foreign firms continue their battle for talent to expand their capabilities in China.

Hong Kongs FWD appoints CEO for SCB Life; HKMA shifts deputy CEO responsibilities; family offices Carret Private and Lumen Capital merge, HSBC Private Bank names two private wealth heads; T. Rowe Price sets up multi-asset team in Tokyo; Aberdeen Standards names two ESG experts and more.

CIC eyes cross-border funds in global investments

The Chinese sovereign wealth fund says that bilateral and multilateral funds will help it to develop new ways of making overseas investments.

Aberdeen Standard names new Japan chief; Franklin Templeton names Singapore head; JP Morgan AM appoints Asia insurance head; Eastspring adds institutional director; Mercer gets new HK CEO; RBC Wealth hires Asia head; Goldentree opens new Japan office and more.

Eastspring sees no job cuts from Thanachart Fund acquisition; Hines appoints chief investment officers; Amundi makes two new appointments; MSCI appoints an Asia Pacific head of indexes; KKR expands its global impact team; Standard Chartered appoints regional private bank head; Julius Baer poaches employee from HSBC Private Bank.

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QICs global private capital head tells

how the manager entrusted by the state of Queensland is building its private equity portfolio in China as the local market slows down.

China to transfer SOE stakes to bolster pension system

After a two-year trial run, the ambitious scheme is being extended nationwide. Investment restrictions and built-in home bias, though, could undermine its effectiveness.

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The state fund is seeking four managers to run its first segregated mandates for private debt as it further expands its large alternatives portfolio, said CIO Jang Dong-hun.

Eastspring sees no job cuts from Thanachart Fund acquisition; Hines appoints chief investment officers; Amundi makes two new appointments; MSCI appoints an Asia Pacific head of indexes; KKR expands its global impact team; Standard Chartered appoints regional private bank head; Julius Baer poaches employee from HSBC Private Bank.

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With the UK hurtling towards a new Brexit deadline and sterling trading near historic lows, are UK assets an ideal bargain buy right now?

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