Asia Pacific: Pensions and Investment News and Analysis

Latest news and analysis of pensions, asset management, regulation and trends in the Asia Pacific region from our award-winning journalists.

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Australia: Superannuation funds on a consolidation path

July/August 2022 (Magazine)

Australians are beginning to get used to super funds with names like Australian Retirement Trust, Aware Super and Spirit Super.

Joseph Mariathasan

China calls the tune for emerging markets

July/August 2022 (Magazine)

If President Xi Jinping mismanages China, the careers of many emerging market asset managers could be over. It would also mean emerging markets as an asset class would become irrelevant, at least according to Xavier Hovasse, head of emerging markets at the French fund management house Carmignac, who has devoted his career to seeking opportunities in emerging markets.

Top 500 Asset Managers 2022

Top 500 Asset Managers 2022

June 2022 (Magazine)

The emergence of persistent higher inflation, China’s zero-COVID policy, stress on global supply chains, and Russia’s Ukraine war all suggest that the asset total of this year’s IPE Top 500 Asset Managers Guide represents a high water mark.

China manufacturing purchasing managers’ index

Fixed income, rates & currency: disappearing safe havens

June 2022 (Magazine)

Risk markets have been having a torrid time of late. ‘Risk-free’ government bond markets are not providing any safe havens in these storms, with curves steepening and considerable volatility in longer rates. 

Kaspar Hense

Yen’s swift dive surprises market

June 2022 (Magazine)

For several decades, the Japanese yen has not been in the limelight too often. However, earlier this year it became headline news as the currency began to depreciate rapidly against the US dollar. Although investors were not overly surprised that the yen would weaken, the speed of its decline was certainly startling. Over the course of about 15 months, between the start of 2021 to early April 2022, the yen has lost about 25% of its value against the dollar, with nearly half the move occurring in that final month.