Michael Haupt, chief operating officer and investment advisor, and Alex Fung, CEO and head of PB in Asia-Pacific, argue that Vontobel's streamlined and focused business model is a plus during industry consolidation.
`Super high yield and super short duration’ is how S.E.A. Asset Management is approaching Asian high yield bond investing, according to Singapore-based CEO Alex Zeeh.
Coming from the asset management side, Stefan Lecher, new head of client portfolio management for Asia-Pacific at UBS Wealth Management in Hong Kong, said unconstrained managers have the best chance to excel.
The world is entering new political-economic territory and the policies that come out of the US present the single biggest risk to investors for years to come, according to Garry Hawker, director of strategic research for growth markets at Mercer in Singapore.
November’s surprise ban of large currency bills in India is one of the greatest single-country risks in emerging markets, Mark Mobius, executive chairman of the Templeton emerging markets group, told FSA.
The acronym VARP is popping up, led by an increasing interest in Pakistan investment.
The upcoming Common Reporting System (CRS) is set to pose “fundamental changes” to the wealth management industry both regionally and globally in 2017, said Kevin Liem, CIO at TTG Wealth Management.
The relationship between interest rates and inflation is what matters for gold investors, said OMGI’s Ned Naylor-Leyland, who remains positive on gold despite wide expectations for rising rates.