05/30/2012

Global investment manager launches global emerging markets OEIC

Drawing upon Standard Life Investments’ established stock-picking expertise, the Fund will be managed by Alistair Way1 and will consist of a diversified portfolio of 60 – 100 stocks with stock, sector, country and tracking error limits.

05/25/2012

BNP Paribas Targets Asia As Europe Rivals Pull Back

France's largest bank is taking tentative steps toward boosting its reach in Asia at a time when the sovereign debt crisis closer to home is prompting rival European lenders to cut back exposure to the region.

05/24/2012

Taiwan FSC builds towards Basel III

Local Taiwanese banks are well capitalised and in a strong position to meet the Basel III capital requirements, says Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) vice chairperson Jih-Chu Lee.

05/21/2012

Henderson eyes opportunities in Australia

Henderson Global Investors will on Monday launch its first asset management business in Australia as it seeks to expand its operations beyond the troubled shores of Europe.

05/21/2012

Man Group to buy hedge fund business

The combined multi-manager business will have total funds under management of approximately $19 billion, making it the largest independent non-US based fund of hedge funds.

05/18/2012

Aussie bonds a good buy, says UBS

Japanese investors will likely be among those attracted by the weaker currency, which this week tumbled below parity against the greenback, said Anne Anderson, head of fixed income for Asia Pacific at UBS Global Asset Management.

05/18/2012

Asia traders shatter tradition to get social

Social media is increasingly influencing the world of finance and investing. Some hedge funds use Twitter to capture investor sentiment on a given stock and some central banks use internet data to help them gauge economic conditions.

05/18/2012

Asia's private museums blaze new trails in art world

Art HK advisory board member Philip Dodd, the former director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts London, said the growth of private museums was symbolic of the shift in economic power from West to East.