Big data may be a fund differentiator when used in the investment process, but Asia’s fund selectors are uncomfortable with quant strategies, said Deutsche Bank’s head of fund solutions in APAC, Joyce Ngan.
Volatility is rising and the Bank of Singapore is concerned about positive client sentiment.
An ambitious target for Asia-Pacific growth has been set by Natixis Global Asset Management’s new head of Asia-Pacific Fabrice Chemouny.
A slow, synchronised global recovery is providing a supportive backdrop for risk assets and driving discretionary portfolio performance, said Stefan Lecher, managing director and head of IPS client portfolio management for APAC at UBS Wealth Management.
Deutsche Asset Management’s head of liquid real assets for Asia & Europe defends listed infrastructure investments, which have recently come in for criticism from academics suggesting they don’t deliver infrastructure-like returns.
Wealth management clients who are employed in the financial industry are asking for more funds and less individual securities to avoid rising compliance risks, according to Kevin Liem, chief investment office at CBH Asia.
There’s more scope for the right liquid alternatives products in Asia, according to Rossen Djounov, GAM’s new managing director and head of Asia.
Strong client demand for fixed income could be offset by some alts exposure, but convincing clients is a slow process, said Marc Lansonneur, head of Singapore wealth investment and treasury at DBS.