Fund managers taking heart from the country’s recent reform announcements.
Despite the long-planned shift away from investment and infrastructure toward a consumer-led economy in China, fund manager Jonathan Pines continues to find opportunities amidst infrastructure stocks.
With around 5,000 funds for the UK investor to choose from and widely differing performance depending on who is at the helm, identifying a strong manager has never been more important.
The Chinese yuan overtook the euro in October, according to the Society for Worldwide Interbank FInancial Telecommunication.
New strategy follows pre-existing £194m Renminbi Bond fund.
SuMi Trust Group chief portfolio manager Masashi Oda feels the full realisation of Abenomics will drive growth.
The Japanese economy has now seen five consecutive months of rising inflation, with this most recent increase marking a five-year high.
Fund manager Jake Robbins reveals both portfolios are now nearly identical.
After a burst of activity, a slowdown in Japanese monetary policy is frustrating fund managers.
Henderson Global Investors has hired Andrew Gillan to lead its Asia ex-Japan equities team.
Some 48 per cent of managers expect the Fed will introduce QE tapering in March 2014, according to research by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
The Japanese index led a rise in Asian shares yesterday to close at a three-week high.
Japan has had a strong run of late after prime minister Shinzo Abe introduced a massive stimulus package to turn the world’s third-largest economy around.
Both the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan have announced they will maintain record levels of monetary easing.
The Invesco Perpetual High Income fund took the top spot during September as investors made income a priority during September, says the Share Centre.
Former BlackRock fund manager Jing Ning takes over the £2.1bn Fidelity Funds China Focus fund later this week.
Jupiter has promoted Dan Carter to the role of lead manager of the $148m Jupiter Japan Select Sicav fund.
The Chinese economy grew by 7.8 per cent during Q3, up from 7.5 per cent over the previous quarter.
Threadneedle Asian equities boss Vanessa Donegan to take over the £62.5m fund.
City appoints Ballingal Investment Advisors’ Geoffrey Barker to run the fund.
New launch will track CSI 300 A Shares index.
Interest rate hikes by developing market authorities also on the cards
Fund manager sees nuclear power as biggest arrow for Shinzo Abe’s economic campaign.
Fidelity favours Korea as other areas in Asia look expensive or vulnerable.
Asian Income fund manager has faith in Chinese authorities.
New ETF will be US dollar orientated to match currency range.
Poaches four staff from Nikko Asset Management
Average Japan Smaller Componies fund delivers 7.9 per cent to investors.
Head of investment strategy sees the beginning of a cyclical upswing in emerging markets.
Equity fund is given Gold rating.
New product will focus on Far East excluding Japan index.
Martha Wang leaves to take up interests outside of fund industry.
Indochina-based investment firm has launched what it claims is the first actively managed Ucits fund targeting Vietnamese equities.
Fund will be similar to the existing Schroder Asian Income Maximiser.
Indications of an end to monetary easing in the US have put a damper on Japan’s feelgood mood, but its markets remain above pre-Abe levels despite Fukushima and other worries.
Appointments made across Skandia International and Old Mutual Global Investors.
However, global outlook is cut by rating agency.
Jane Fung is leaving her role as Old Mutual Global Investors’ Asia head of distribution after a review of the group’s strategy in the region.
The emerging markets fund manager also says Samsung, Apple’s main competitor, still has “signifcant advantages” in a “difficult” competitive environment.
Meanwhile, Jupiter India fund lags as worst underperformer