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.
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.
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.
JPMorgan Chase & Co., the largest underwriter of corporate bonds worldwide, jumped eight spots to number two in Asia as Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. picked the bank to manage its return to the market.
They have, it seems, lost their appetite. Analysts tracking the sector say that last year’s losses and current market volatility are presenting Asian hedge funds with a stark choice: shut down, cut fees or convert to long-only, reported Reuters.
Having overtaken the United Kingdom to be the fifth largest market in 2011, the country will become the largest wine consumer over the next 20 years if the growth rates remain unchanged, it said.
Whilst companies have started to issue RMB-denominated bonds outside of China (known as Dim-Sum bonds), the RMB-denominated onshore and offshore fixed income market is considered by many investors as illiquid and with much currency risk.
Sovereign's asset consulting clients for alternatives include Sunsuper, Vision Super, Westpac Staff Super and Perpetual, with funds under advice estimated at around $5bn, noting that Sovereign advises on alternatives and not the whole fund, according
Matt Feldmann, partner at Clifford Chance, believes that the AIFMD, which is scheduled for implementation in 2013, is the primary concern of most Asian asset managers for erasing Europe off their radar.