ESG has evolved to active stock picking, says East Capital

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ESG investing moved on from simple exclusion screening long ago, said Karine Hirn, partner at East Capital.

Published : 5, May 2017
Chinese regulator ‘shows its teeth’ in insurance clampdown

Chinese regulator ‘shows its teeth’ in insurance...

China’s insurance regulator has issued its third warning in just nine days, announcing a clampdown on life insurers just weeks after the high-profile sacking of its top official in a corruption scandal that rocked the industry.

Published : 5, May 2017
Capital Group partners with AIA Hong Kong in ILAS push

Capital Group partners with AIA Hong Kong in ILAS...

Fund manager Capital Group is teaming up with AIA Hong Kong to introduce long-term investment solutions through the AIA investment linked assurance scheme (Ilas).

Published : 4, May 2017
Mirae Asset launches Asia bond fund

Mirae Asset launches Asia bond fund

Mirae Asset Global Investments in Hong Kong has launched an Asia bond fund, which aims to capture the most attractive opportunities within the Asian corporate bond space.

Published : 3, May 2017
China’s HNA Capital takes top stake in Deutsche Bank

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Chinese financial services group HNA has become the biggest shareholder in Deutsche Bank after increasing its stake to just under 10%, overtaking the Qatar royal family and BlackRock.

Published : 3, May 2017
Pacific Insurance unit buys stake in Chinese asset manager

Pacific Insurance unit buys stake in Chinese asset...

China Pacific Insurance Co. (CPIC), the country's third largest life insurer, has bought a 51% stake in Chinese fund management company GTJA Allianz Fund Management and will share ownership of the firm with Germany's Allianz.

Published : 2, May 2017
Malaysia's Islamic mutual funds see assets decline

Malaysia's Islamic mutual funds see assets decline...

Malaysia's sharia-compliant mutual funds have seen assets under management decline from the peak of 40.7% in March 2016 to 39.4% in March 2017, according to data from Morningstar.

Published : 2, May 2017
Bangladesh life market forecast to grow by $1.5bn

Bangladesh life market forecast to grow by $1.5bn...

Bangladesh's life insurance market is likely to expand by $1.5bn (£1.2bn,€1.4bn) in the next three to four years, according to Chris Townsend, MetLife's Asia president.

Published : 25, Apr 2017
Hong Kong's wealthy missed out on the 'Trump bump'

Hong Kong's wealthy missed out on the 'Trump bump'...

Hong Kong's multi-millionaires failed to adjust their portfolios in time to benefit from strong equity markets after the 2016 US presidential election, a Citi survey revealed.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
Aviva takes full control of Vietnam life company joint venture

Aviva takes full control of Vietnam life company...

Aviva’s life insurance joint venture in Vietnam has become a wholly-owned subsidiary after the UK insurer acquired the entire 50% share capital of its former partner, VietinBank.

Published : 21, Apr 2017
Joint ventures give fund managers best chance of China success

Joint ventures give fund managers best chance...

The path to success in China for foreign fund management companies lies in joint ventures with local firms, even though wholly foreign-owned enterprises (WFOE) can now launch investment products on the mainland, says Xianzhou Jiang, vice chairman and chief executive of China Construction Bank (Asia).

Published : 20, Apr 2017
Expat cities among the most expensive for rent

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Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore are some of the most expensive cities in the world when it comes to how much people have to earn to pay rent but they do not top the list, research from UK property selling start-up Nested has found.

Published : 19, Apr 2017
China’s top insurance regulator sacked for serious violations

China’s top insurance regulator sacked for serious...

The chairman of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) was removed from his post on Monday night for suspected “serious disciplinary violations”, a term covering abuses from graft to financial misconduct.

Published : 18, Apr 2017
Best and worst expat countries for high pay

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The best places to earn a decent annual wage without having to work around the clock are in western Europe. Eastern Europe fared badly but Mexico ranked bottom, a recent report by ExpatFinder found.

Old Mutual Int'l and AAM Advisory in court against IFS

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Old Mutual International appeared as a defendant in Singapore’s supreme court alongside its local advice business AAM Advisory on Thursday.

Published : 13, Apr 2017
UBS AM launches cross border Hong Kong platform

UBS AM launches cross border Hong Kong platform...

UBS Asset Management has launched a Hong Kong mutual fund platform, setting sights on distribution into the onshore China market, said Markus Egloff, head of wholesale client coverage for Asia ex-Japan.

Published : 13, Apr 2017
Tighter rules loom for Chinese insurers amid corruption probe

Tighter rules loom for Chinese insurers amid corruption...

China’s insurance regulator is looking to tighten its grip on the industry as one of its top officials faces a corruption inquiry into a wave of blockbuster global deals that are raising concerns about financial risk in the world’s second-largest economy.

Published : 13, Apr 2017
Mirae Asset launches Asia Pacific multi-asset fund

Mirae Asset launches Asia Pacific multi-asset...

Mirae Asset Global Investments (HK) has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled Asia Pacific multi-asset income fund targeted to institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals.

Published : 12, Apr 2017
Coutts & Co fined HK$7m by Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Coutts & Co fined HK$7m by Hong Kong Monetary...

The Hong Kong branch of Coutts & Co has been fined by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) for failing in its anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorist financing (CTF) checks.

Published : 12, Apr 2017
Three Brits arrested in Philippines over boiler room scam

Three Brits arrested in Philippines over boiler...

Three British nationals allegedly involved in a investment scam have been arrested in the Philippines.

Published : 11, Apr 2017

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