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Why ESG Factors Matter in Asia Credit Investing

Why ESG Factors Matter in Asia Credit Investing

🕔16:40, 12.Apr 2021

Why ESG Factors Matter in Asia Credit Investing Integrating ESG factors can help manage downside risk and identify high‑quality businesses driving positive change. Already mainstream in Europe, responsible investing is fast becoming a key consideration in Asia as well. The integration

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Asian equities inspire confidence, even after volatile quarter

Asian equities inspire confidence, even after volatile quarter

🕔10:53, 7.Apr 2021

Asian equities peaked twice in the first quarter amid optimism over the recovery in China, the prospect of improved relations between the new US administration and China, and the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines. Zhikai Chen, head of Asian equities, argues the outlook for much of the region remains positive, even after a valuation-related stumble.

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Podcast: Strong fundamentals underpin Asian equities

Podcast: Strong fundamentals underpin Asian equities

🕔13:43, 2.Apr 2021

Asian equities rode high early in the year amid optimism over the recovery in China, the new US administration and improved relations with China, and the advent of vaccines. The outlook for investor flows into much of the region remains positive, even after a recent valuation-related setback. Zhikai Chen, head of Asian equities, discusses the prospects for the asset class this year.

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Capturing Asia’s secular growth opportunities: Q&A with Christopher Thomsen

Capturing Asia’s secular growth opportunities: Q&A with Christopher Thomsen

🕔16:32, 29.Mar 2021

Asia’s emergence as the world’s key engine of growth has been one of the most compelling investment stories in recent times. The newly launched Capital Group Asian Horizon Fund (LUX) (CGAH)1 is designed to tap into this attractive opportunity set and, in this Q&A, portfolio manager Christopher Thomsen explains why …

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A look into the future: The strengthening case for investing in Asia

A look into the future: The strengthening case for investing in Asia

🕔15:51, 24.Mar 2021

It has been more than a year since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. The start-stop lockdowns that followed the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak made it particularly tough for many businesses and individuals to adapt.

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Brightening growth prospects for 2021 underscore regional disparities

Brightening growth prospects for 2021 underscore regional disparities

🕔08:16, 19.Mar 2021

According to our forecasts, Asia1 is projected to lead the global economic recovery in 2021. On a GDP-weighted basis, the region is expected to expand by 6.6% this year, up from -1.0% in 2020 (Chart 1). Excluding China, Asia will expand at a slower rate of 4.7% in 2021, up from …

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Nieuwe Aziatische eeuw: kansen na de pandemie

Nieuwe Aziatische eeuw: kansen na de pandemie

🕔11:07, 9.Mar 2021

Een jaar nadat de Covid-19-uitbraak wijdverspreide sociale en economische problemen veroorzaakte, komt Azië sterker uit de crisis en heeft het continent een grotere invloed op de wereld. Het economische zwaartepunt van de wereld verplaatst zich dan ook gestaag naar het …

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Pictet AM – Webinar – Where next for markets – focus on Asia

🕔15:00, 3.Mar 2021

Webinar – Where next for markets – focus on Asia Register for a webcast with our Chief Strategist, Luca Paolini, where he centres his thoughts on Asia, and in particular China. Amongst other topics, Luca will cover:  why investors are still

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New Asian century: post-pandemic opportunity

New Asian century: post-pandemic opportunity

🕔14:09, 26.Feb 2021

Why emerging Asian assets will grab a greater share of global investors’ portfolios. A year after the Covid-19 outbreak triggered widespread social and economic upheaval, Asia is emerging out of the crisis stronger and with greater influence on the world stage, pulling the globe’s economic centre of gravity steadily to the East. 

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Asia & China Equities 2021 Outlook in 3-D

Asia & China Equities 2021 Outlook in 3-D

🕔14:46, 23.Feb 2021

Asia’s relatively effective pandemic control in 2020 has enabled a gradual normalisation of domestic demand. Asia remains the engine of global growth …

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Capital Group – Webinar – What will be the key factors driving EM debt markets in 2021?

🕔09:30, 17.Feb 2021

Webinar – What will be the key factors driving EM debt markets in 2021? With three quarters of developed market bonds currently trading at negative yields once adjusted for inflation, there is added impetus for investing in emerging market (EM)

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DCEP may play a key part in China’s long-term economic transition

DCEP may play a key part in China’s long-term economic transition

🕔07:28, 28.Jan 2021

China’s Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) system was proposed in 2014 and will be one of the first Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) in the world. The DCEP was first tested in April 2020 within Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Xiong’an New Area (Xiong’an). The pilot in Xiong’an is part of preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympics. The pilots may be expanded to cover several …

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Navigating Heightened U.S.- China Tensions in Asia Credit

Navigating Heightened U.S.- China Tensions in Asia Credit

🕔15:57, 7.Jan 2021

Executive Order banning trading in designated Chinese entities increases uncertainty on the horizon and reaffirms importance of diversification. Once characterized by mutual cooperation, the U.S.-China relationship has undergone a significant shift since the onset of the trade war initiated by

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A bizarre year of win-lose outcomes in Asia Pacific ex Japan

A bizarre year of win-lose outcomes in Asia Pacific ex Japan

🕔22:36, 31.Dec 2020

If I were to sum up Asia ex Japan equity markets in 2020, it would be the pain of negative headwinds followed by the triumph of human ingenuity and determination in rising above them. This perhaps seems too optimistic a

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Asia ex‑Japan: Constructive Outlook for Equities in 2021

Asia ex‑Japan: Constructive Outlook for Equities in 2021

🕔13:02, 16.Dec 2020

T. Rowe Price Insights on International Equities High‑quality growth businesses on reasonable multiples.  Our views remain constructive on the medium- to longer-term outlook for Asia ex‑Japan equities. Even as global growth may be slower to recover than earlier hoped for,

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Credit investing roadmap for 2021

Credit investing roadmap for 2021

🕔13:02, 14.Dec 2020

Outlook If, like a modern-day Rip Van Winkle, you had magically slept through 2020 and then looked at the year-to-date credit returns, you might have thought: “Quite a boring year, then”. Dramatic selloffs have been largely retraced by equally dramatic

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5 years old, but wiser than its years

5 years old, but wiser than its years

🕔13:04, 2.Dec 2020

Capital Group New Perspective Fund (LUX)  It’s been five years since Capital Group launched its New Perspective strategy in a Luxembourgdomiciled vehicle, giving investors in Europe and Asia access to a core global equity strategy with a successful 47-year track

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Asia Market Outlook: 2H20 and 2021

Asia Market Outlook: 2H20 and 2021

🕔08:00, 20.Aug 2020

In 2021, the IMF expects 8.2% y-o-y GDP growth for China, 6.0% for India, and 2.4% for Japan; COVID-19 is having a severe short-term impact on Asia, but the long-term impact should be small; Asian stocks look cheap compared to

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Investing in the first in, first out theme: opportunities in Asia

Investing in the first in, first out theme: opportunities in Asia

🕔11:43, 11.Aug 2020

Overview: The Asia region was the first part of the world to be hit by the Covid-19 outbreak, but it has also been the first region to navigate a way out of it, thanks to its good management of the

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The New Economic Order

The New Economic Order

🕔14:22, 19.May 2020

We believe the Covid-19 crisis will trigger a step-change in policy, accelerate existing trends and transform investment frameworks. Government intervention, fiscal activism, corporate governance and sustainability, and continued Asian economic strength will characterise this new order, creating …

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Asia supply chains: a potential shock to growth

Asia supply chains: a potential shock to growth

🕔12:36, 14.May 2020

Small, open economies such as Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia are the most exposed to final demand from the US, Europe and China. This makes them the most vulnerable to the coronavirus growth interruption. Thailand and Hong Kong have the largest

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Going Global in Equities

Going Global in Equities

🕔14:08, 1.May 2020

White Paper  It is telling that asset managers today closely monitor specific themes that would have seemed very niche just 20 years ago, such as the spending patterns of millennials in Asia. Why? Because Asian millennials' spending power has the

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Alpha Research – Webinar – Coronavirus: Navigating the Path Ahead in Asia

🕔15:00, 30.Apr 2020

Webinar – Coronavirus: Navigating the Path Ahead in Asia Op donderdag 30 april organiseert Alpha Research samen met T. Rowe Price een Webinar met het thema: Coronavirus: Navigating the Path Ahead in Asia. Hiervoor nodigen wij u van harte uit. In dit webinar

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Bridges to Reopening

Bridges to Reopening

🕔11:30, 28.Apr 2020

Investing Strategy Commentary Health Policy Remains the Key Aggressive action by the Federal Reserve has helped restore some liquidity and animal spirits to financial markets, while fiscal policy is starting to kick in despite cumbersome transmission mechanisms in some cases.

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Asia Equities: The Pandemic Shall Pass, But So Shall the Opportunity

Asia Equities: The Pandemic Shall Pass, But So Shall the Opportunity

🕔10:02, 16.Apr 2020

Given the unprecedented scale of disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has shut down most segments of the global economy in ways not seen since the Second World War, investment models based on past economic slowdowns or macro theme-based

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Asset allocation outlook

Asset allocation outlook

🕔13:13, 13.Apr 2020

Last month we were rather non-committal as to whether the spread of the coronavirus would cause a recession, but it’s now clear that it will. In the face of the publication of unprecedentedly weak economic data, the financial markets have

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T. Rowe Price – Webinar – China’s Recovery and Beyond

🕔17:00, 9.Apr 2020

Webinar – China’s Recovery and Beyond Join us for the latest views of our CIOs Join Eric Moffett, Portfolio Manager of the Asia Opportunities Equity Strategy and Chris Kushlis, Sovereign Analyst for Asian Markets, Fixed Income as they share their

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China’s recovery

China’s recovery

🕔10:40, 6.Apr 2020

Global Matters Weekly 30 March 2020 We are living in unprecedented times, with much of the world under lockdown due to COVID-19. There are a multitude of potential outcomes resulting from the increasingly extreme global measures being taken to prevent

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World Economy Amidst COVID 19

World Economy Amidst COVID 19

🕔09:49, 23.Mar 2020

Containment continues to tighten ; great liquidity stress forces policy action  I. COVID-19 update Overseas: COVID-19 continued to spread rapidly in the US & EU; +14,717 new cases overseas; Iran showed early signs of entering the “moderation stage ”. 1,835 new

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Asia’s exceptionally high-yielding bond markets A

Asia’s exceptionally high-yielding bond markets A

🕔08:51, 27.Feb 2020

The region’s bonds stand out in a world of low and negative yields, but investors need to be picky.  There was a time when negative yields were a rare and unlikely curiosity. No longer: in late 2019, as much as

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Rising risk aversion, falling bond yields

Rising risk aversion, falling bond yields

🕔15:01, 26.Feb 2020

In Credit –  24 FEBRUARY 2020 Macro / government bonds Core bond yields continue to drift lower in a ‘bull flattening’ amid fears about the spread of the COVIC-19 coronavirus outside of China and most recently in Italy and Korea.

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Green Intelligence

Green Intelligence

🕔17:20, 17.Feb 2020

Asia’s ESG investing, data integrity and technology Key findings The rise of ESG in Asia: some 95% of respondents believe that ESG investing is important to their firm, with the overwhelming majority saying it will be more so in three

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Coronavirus – impact on Asia

Coronavirus – impact on Asia

🕔08:31, 17.Feb 2020

Research & Strategy Insights  The potential spillovers of China’s coronavirus on Asia’s tourism, trade, domestic consumption and financial markets Key points  • The spread of coronavirus – 2019-nCov – poses tangible macro risks to Asian economies outside China • Assuming

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Aandelenmarkten – Zuidoost-Azië

Aandelenmarkten – Zuidoost-Azië

🕔14:08, 27.Jan 2020

Update Strategie   China is de grootste markt van Azië. De overheid wil de groei duurzamer en breder – gericht op consumptie en diensten –maken, waardoor de groei vertraagde. Daarbo- venop kwam de escalatie van de handelsoorlog met de VS,

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A different view of Asia

A different view of Asia

🕔06:38, 24.Dec 2019

Asian markets have become polarised over recent months with large-cap stocks driving market gains. As a small-cap investor, Fidelity Asian Values PLC’s Nitin Bajaj reviews a challenging period and outlines some of the unloved areas that he is backing to

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Asia Real Estate Market Outlook

Asia Real Estate Market Outlook

🕔12:15, 19.Dec 2019

Executive summary Real estate returns expected to remain resilient amid more accommodative macro policies and balanced supply and demand Yields for commercial real estate expected to remain low as relatively higher return profile for the sector continues to attract strong

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Asia Pacific cities in tomorrow’s world

Asia Pacific cities in tomorrow’s world

🕔17:47, 16.Dec 2019

Over the next few decades, the weight of economic power and impact of structural megatrends will lean heavily towards the Asia Pacific region. By 2030, Asia Pacific, led by China, will account for nearly half of the world’s output (Fig.1),

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Venture Pulse Q3 2019

Venture Pulse Q3 2019

🕔13:54, 7.Dec 2019

Global analysis of venture funding Welcome to the Q3’19 edition of KPMG Enterprise’s Venture Pulse — a quarterly report highlighting the key trends, opportunities, and challenges facing the venture capital market globally and in key jurisdictions around the world. Strong

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Cambodja en financiële inclusie: Investeringswaardig?

Cambodja en financiële inclusie: Investeringswaardig?

🕔18:35, 11.Nov 2019

De Cambodjaanse financiële-inclusiesector heeft de afgelopen maanden (en jaren) flink in de belangstelling van de media gestaan. De berichten in de media komen er kort gezegd op neer dat er sprake is van een (on)verantwoorde praktijk van kredietverstrekking en het

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High Quality Diversification Benefits of Asia Credit

High Quality Diversification Benefits of Asia Credit

🕔18:28, 28.Oct 2019

Strong fundamentals and powerful tailwinds make this growing asset class one to watch for global investors. Asset class offers an increasingly significant opportunity set, growing to nearly USD $1 trillion in issuance as a vast regional investor base absorbs new

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The Big Bang Moment: Bringing the virtual into Asian financials

The Big Bang Moment: Bringing the virtual into Asian financials

🕔11:59, 24.Oct 2019

The largest sector in the Asia investment universe is being disrupted and digitally re-imagined by a wave of new competition challenging legacy business models. This revolution is being driven by regulation and technology. We believe these drivers of change are

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T. Rowe Price – Asia, Looking Beyond Macro Uncertainties (webinar)

🕔11:00, 16.Oct 2019

With US-China trade tensions and fears over China’s economic slowdown continuing to cloud the near-term outlook, where can investors in Asia turn to and what do these significant headwinds mean for the region’s longer-term prospects?   In this webinar, Portfolio

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Asia / China Growth Equities

Asia / China Growth Equities

🕔16:29, 15.Oct 2019

At GAM Investments’ Weekly Investment Meeting held on 9 October 2019 the speakers were Jian Shi Cortesi, who discussed her views on Asia and China equities, and Lars Jaeger, who emphasised the importance of ARP strategies being diversified.

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Changing attitudes towards responsible investment in Asia

Changing attitudes towards responsible investment in Asia

🕔12:06, 11.Oct 2019

The UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is an international network of investors working together to put six principles of responsible investment into place. PRI signatories in Asia increased by 29% in 2018, growing at more than double the rate

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A class apart: Asia credit emerges

A class apart: Asia credit emerges

🕔14:29, 23.Sep 2019

What should investors know about Asia credit? It’s a sizeable market: The US$1.2 trillion Asia credit market is a significant and growing part of the emerging market fixed income universe.1 It’s relevant to investors: With a low correlation to other major

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Central Banks Take the Wheel to Manage Growth Across Asia ex Japan

Central Banks Take the Wheel to Manage Growth Across Asia ex Japan

🕔10:54, 11.Sep 2019

One of the key economic trends we’ve observed this year in the Asia ex Japan region is the synchronous lowering of policy rates from a broad range of central banks. That’s in contrast to a series of rate tightenings last

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Tip of the Iceberg: The Global Ramifications of a China Debt Crisis

Tip of the Iceberg: The Global Ramifications of a China Debt Crisis

🕔07:34, 4.Sep 2019

A hard landing in China remains a looming threat to the global economy and especially to the rest of Asia. Chinese authorities have averted such a scenario so far, but rising leverage in China’s financial system magnifies the risk of

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Integrating Low-Carbon and Factor Strategies in Asia

Integrating Low-Carbon and Factor Strategies in Asia

🕔17:59, 3.Sep 2019

Low-carbon and factor-based investing are two key trends in the global investment management industry. This paper investigates the impact of low-carbon screening on traditional market-cap-weighted portfolios and factor portfolios (quality, value, momentum, and low volatility) across seven Asian markets: Australia,

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Asia’s Lingering Trade Woes

Asia’s Lingering Trade Woes

🕔09:56, 3.Sep 2019

Global markets and multi-asset portfolios It has been more than a year since the start of the U.S.-China trade dispute and resolution seems no closer at hand. Instead, trade tensions intensified in August. The trade truce reached at the Osaka

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Technology, Skills and the Future of Work

Technology, Skills and the Future of Work

🕔13:47, 27.Aug 2019

Background: how ASEAN youths assess technology and the future of work Each year, the World Economic Forum runs a survey of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) youths aged 15–35 years old. The goal is to understand the views, priorities

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