Ahead of the curve: Hold faith in Chinese equities

Ahead of the curve: Hold faith in Chinese equities Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) February 2019 By Jason Hsu and Phillip Wool (article contribution to IPE) https://www.ipe.com/analysis/ahead-of-the-curve/ Excerpt: Exposure to Chinese equities presents opportunities in both market beta and alpha For emerging markets stocks, 2018 was a challenging year. Mainland Chinese stocks – the ‘A…

Taiwan’s BLF opens tender for US$1.5 billion multi-factor mandate

Taiwan’s BLF opens tender for US$1.5 billion multi-factor mandate Asia Asset Management November 21, 2018   https://www.asiaasset.com/news/Taiwan_BLF_1120.aspx   Excerpt:   Taiwan’s Bureau of Labor Funds (BLF), which supervises the island state’s labour pensions, is calling for bids for its first multi-factor mandate, with total funding of US$1.5 billion. The BLF is looking for five fund…

BLF invites bids for $1.5bn EM equity mandate

BLF invites bids for $1.5bn EM equity mandate Asian Investor November 20, 2018 Jolie Ho   https://www.asianinvestor.net/article/blf-invites-bids-for-1-5bn-em-equity-mandate/448415   Excerpt: Taiwan’s Bureau of Labor Funds is inviting bids for a five-year, quasi-passive emerging markets equity mandate of $1.5 billion to be split equally between five asset managers. The NT$3.94 trillion ($127 billion) state pension manager – a keen…

Fuzzy Math in Quant ETFs? A $1 Trillion Boom Draws Naysayers

Fuzzy Math in Quant ETFs? A $1 Trillion Boom Draws Naysayers Bloomberg October 30, 2018 Justina Lee and Lu Wang https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-30/fuzzy-math-in-quant-etfs-a-1-trillion-boom-draws-naysayers   Today’s rules-based investing models were supposed to take the guesswork out of Ben Graham’s age-old principle of using “established standards of value” in deciding what to own. In practice, some argue, they’ve made…

Smart Beta ETFs Embraced Amid A-Share Downturn

Smart Beta ETFs Embraced Amid A-Share Downturn Caixin Global October 12, 2018 Yue Yue and Han Wei   https://www.caixinglobal.com/2018-10-12/smart-beta-etfs-embraced-amid-a-share-downturn-101333982.html In the face of China’s stock-market slump, two Hong Kong exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that debuted a year ago are posting growth, reflecting increased holdings of Chinese stocks in foreign portfolios and the funds’ unconventional investment strategies.…

Hong Kong-based money manager chooses Pittsburgh for its East Coast hub

Hong Kong-based money manager chooses Pittsburgh for its East Coast hub Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 13 September Tim Grant http://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2018/09/13/International-money-manager-acquires-Pittsburgh-firm-Fusion-Investment-Group-Rayliant-Global-Advisors/stories/201809120148Â “A Hong Kong-based investment management group looking for new opportunities to enter the U.S. public pension market has acquired Fusion Investment Group LLC, an employee-own hedge fund based in Canonsburg. “Fusion, founded in 2006, has built a…

Hong Kong-based investment firm enters Pittsburgh via acquisition

Hong Kong-based investment firm enters Pittsburgh via acquisition Pittsburgh Business Times 6 September 2018 Patty Tascarella https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/09/05/hong-kong-based-investment-firm-enters-pittsburgh.html “As of Sept. 11, Fusion Investment Group LLC, a 12-year-old asset management firm based in Southpointe, will be known as the Pittsburgh office of Rayliant Global Advisors. “Rayliant, a Hong Kong-based investment management group that listed more than…

Twin engines of growth

Twin engines of growth Asia Asset Management September 2018 Exclusive Interview https://www.asiaasset.com/aam/2018-09/0918_EI.aspx (login required) “The global asset management industry is witnessing another cycle of consolidation. Amidst the headwinds now facing the industry, asset managers, big and small, are merging as they move to remain competitive even as fees are being squeezed from all sides. “To…

Wealth boss makes dramatic return to sell his boutique

Wealth boss makes dramatic return to sell his boutique Wealth Manager – Citywire 19 July 2018 Selin Bucak http://citywire.co.uk/wealth-manager/news/wealth-boss-makes-dramatic-return-to-sell-his-boutique/a1139215 “The former chief executive of UK wealth boutique Henderson Rowe, Charles Aram has not only returned to the helm of the company he left three years ago, he has sold it to an Asian funds giant…