Japanese GDP contracted sharply during Q2 following increase in consumption tax.
Ben Lofthouse has added mainly to Chinese equities following signs of reforms in the country’s state owned enterprises.
Economy suffers worst contraction since 2011 tsunami disaster.
Jonathan Pines, manager of the Hermes Asia ex Japan fund, is reducing his weighting to India, following what he calls a “broad and indiscriminate” rise in stock valuations.
Scepticism still surrounds the fortunes of Abenomics and its “third arrow.”
Sam Jacobs will work with portfolio advisers and Chinese clients seeking Tier One Investor Visas.
BNY Mellon is to launch a mostly-hard currency Asian bond fund for its Singapore-based Standish fixed income team.
Hargreaves Lansdown head of research Mark Dampier has called the £604m trust “a bargain” for anyone bullish on the Middle Kingdom.
A fund update confirmed that Lee will depart for personal reasons and fellow co-manager William Yuen will assume sole management of the fund.
Wong also previously worked as deputy chief executive at Invesco Asia.
Fidelity China Special Situations has taken on too much leverage in an uncertain market and the firm’s ability to analyse small companies in the Middle Kingdom is questionable, Winterflood Investment Trust research says.
Three of China’s largest asset managers are mulling UK expansion, according to reports.
Three M&G funds made up 55 per cent of the £19.55bn assets on the Spot the Dog list.
Bestinvest has published its latest Spot the Dog report, highlighting 49 underperforming funds running £19.55bn in assets.
The prospect of a correction in developed world stockmarkets is growing increasingly likely, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, with Taiwanese equities being identified as a possible hedge for this.
GDP growth during the second quarter beat consensus forecasts of 7.4 per cent.
Dale Nicholls has maxed out the Fidelity China Special Situations trust’s exposure to mainland A shares as the country prepares to allow greater cross-border trading.
Adrian Edwards has been appointed as portfolio manager.
Bestinvest MD Jason Hollands takes a look at which Asia managers and Japan fund managers have performed well when markets have bumpy
Apollo Multi Asset Management has spent recent months moving into two areas of the market that have been relatively unloved by investors of late - Japan and emerging markets.
Mark Burgess sees Chinese growth as potentially the biggest challenge for the global market.
Fund buyers have been adding to Asia excluding Japanese equities after optimism grew around the outlook for the Chinese economy.
BlackRock Advisors (UK) has been awarded the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor licence by the China Securities Regulatory Commission.
Consumer prices have risen at their fastest pace in 32 years in Japan, following the sales tax increase brought in by prime minister Shinzo Abe.
Some investors could be looking for new funds for their portfolios on 1 July, when the Isa tax-free limit rises to £15,000 following the overhauls laid out by chancellor George Osborne in the 2014 Budget.
Based in Hong Kong, Toshio Tangiku will report to fund manager Svitlana Gubriy.
The front-running purchasing managers’ index survey rose to 50.4, up from 49.4 in May, putting Chinese manufacturing back into expansion.
China has unveiled a package of new measures designed to bolster growth and avert fears of a hard landing in the world’s second largest economy.
Chief investment officer Tom Becket says “boring” veneer conceals a number of contrarian plays.
Business investment in Japan rose by 7.6 per cent over the period while consumer spending also increased by 2.2 per cent.
Isaac Souede sees Abenomics as last chance for Japan.
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s conversion of synthetic trackers continues, with a dozen emerging market and Asian ETFs to make the switch.
Trust to take unconstrained mandate and focus on Asia Pacifica excluding Japan and Australasia.
GDP in the first quarter of 2014 marks the fastest level of growth seen in nearly three years.
Polar Capital director of Japanese equities James Salter told the Morningstar Investment Conference in London that he expects an announcement of a 500 basis point cut in company tax within a month.
A benign ride for Asian emerging markets could cause governments to sleep at the wheel, creating headaches down the road.
The fund will be managed by BlackRock head of Asian fundamental equities Andrew Swan and Emily Dong.
China is now expected to supplant the US as the world’s largest economy as soon as this year -much earlier than widely anticipated - according to a closely watched piece of research.
Some investors believe Japan’s prime minsiter Shinzo Abe will move away from his economic plans to a more nationalist agenda.
Despite slowdown, the strength of other Asian markets is expected to hold firm.