AMP Capital, Aberdeen score Advance mandates

The mandates will form part of the Advance Australian Fixed Interest Multi-Blend Fund, a specialised fixed interest fund that invests in Australian interest bearing securities such as Commonwealth, State, local and semi government and corporate bonds.


Former Hunter Hall exec Launches New Aussie Fund

Morphic Global Opportunities Fund will invest in global equities, with a mandate to take long positions in companies with a minimum market value of 400 million Australian dollars (US$408 million) and short positions in companies with a minimum market valu


BlackRock opens new Asian strategy

The new sleeve, Asian Rates, is run by Joel Kim, BlackRock’s head of Asia-Pacific fixed income. Singapore-based Kim joined BlackRock from ING Investment Management at the start of the year.


China Banks Coming to America

With the finalization of the deal, ICBC gained the license to conduct retail banking in the United States and expanded its organization and business network in the country, ICBC Chairman Jiang Jianqing said at a ceremony marking the completion of the tran


Morphic Asset Management opens for business

Morphic Asset Management has been established by two former Hunter Hall global equity portfolio managers, Jack Lowenstein and Chad Slater, who will be joint chief investment officers.


Morningstar boosts focus on Asian ETF markets

According to a statement, the ETF research reports outline the best uses of the investment vehicle in an investor’s portfolio, depending on an investor’s income needs, focus of the portfolio, and investment outlook.


South Africa poised to launch debut Islamic bond

Thuto Shomang and Monale Ratsoma of the South African Treasury's government borrowing department told Reuters that South Africa was leaning towards a dollar-denominated, five-year sukuk, using an ijara structure.


Building a brave Asian future - a profile of Hong Kong

A market trading ‘can-do’ mentality has been driving the economy to new heights, but it is very dependent on the property market and prices remain high despite recent efforts from the government to cool the market.