Japan core inflation falls to 0.9%

28 November 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Japanese core inflation fell to a 13-month low of 0.9 per cent in October with not long to go before a vote on a rise in sales tax.


OMGI takes on Ignis Asian equities man Diamond Lee

26 November 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Old Mutual Global Investors has appointed ex-Ignis Asian equity fund manager Diamond Le as portfolio manager on its Asian equities team.


BoJ board members warn of stimulus risks

25 November 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

BoJ members warned last month of the potential costs of further monetary easing.


Morningstar appoints UK manager research director

17 November 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Jeremy Beckwith was most recently interim chief investment officer at Nutmeg.


Japan sinks into shock recession

17 November 2014 | By Michael Berry

Japan has sunk into recession after its economy shrank 0.4 per cent in the third quarter.


Mainland China ready to open up to foreign capital

11 November 2014 | By Michael Berry

The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect agreement should go live next week, pushing the case for Mainland A shares to be included in MSCI indices.


Asian fund passports threaten billions in eastern Ucits business

10 November 2014 | By Michael Berry

Billions of pounds of Ucits sales into Asia could be at risk from fund passporting changes in the east.


Macau property fund buys up as gambling revenue plunges

10 November 2014 | By Michael Berry

The $543m (£341.2m) Macau Property Opportunities fund has increased its debt to a quarter of its portfolio and bought a new property despite faltering gaming revenues.


Seneca appoints ex-Aberdeen Asia head

5 November 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Boutique investment group Seneca has appointed ex-Aberdeen head of Asia Pacific strategy and asset allocation Peter Elston as global investment strategist.

Ross Teverson of Jupiter

Teverson arrives, kicking off Jupiter's emerging markets push

4 November 2014 | By Michael Berry

Ross Teverson has started as Jupiter’s global emerging markets head of strategy days after the resignation of two developing market managers.


Bank of Japan makes shock monetary stimulus boost

31 October 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

The Bank of Japan has made the shock decision to boost the bank’s monetary easing programme


Aviva adds EM and Asia fund manager

29 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

Aviva Investors has added fund manager Xiaoyu Liu to its emerging markets and Asia Pacific equities teams.


SLI to close Ignis China fund

24 October 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

The Sicav is managed by Magdalene Miller and has a four star FE rating.


Nikkei slumps 2.2% on US data

16 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Japanese shares ended trading down 335.14 in overnight trading.


China inflation drops to 1.6% in September

15 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Inflation in the Chinese economy came close to a five-year low but economists remain unconcerned about deflation risks.


BofA: Investors ditch equities amidst global recovery worries

14 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Exposure to equities has fallen 14 per cent in September following concerns over the end of QE on the global economy.


China exports unexpectedly jump in September

13 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Exports increased by 15.3 per cent compared to the same month a year previous.


Nikko AM bolsters global investment committee

13 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

Nikko Asset Management has promoted London-based Andre Severino head of fixed income for the US and Europe.

Pidcock Jason Newton 2014

Newton's Pidcock: Why the Fed is likely to roll out QE4 next year

9 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

There is more chance of the Federal Reserve launching a fourth round of QE next year than raising interest rates, Newton’s Jason Pidcock says.


Polar Capital AUM rises despite investors' Japanese market desertion

9 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

Uncertainty about whether the Japanese market will go up or down weighed on Polar Capital’s flows as $425m flowed out of its long-only funds in the half year to 30 September.


M&G's Woolnough: Why the west should not fear deflation

7 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

Western countries could learn a thing or two from the “economic basket-case” that is Japan, M&G Investments’ Richard Woolnough says.


World Bank trims China growth forecasts

6 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

The World Bank has reduced its growth forecast for China for the next two years to account for the governments’ gear change to a more sustainable economy.


GLG soft-closes Japan CoreAlpha after 'significant' Japan liquidity drop

29 September 2014 | By Michael Berry

GLG Partners are soft closing the £3.8bn GLG Japan CoreAlpha Equity strategy due to large inflows and “a significant reduction” of liquidity in the Far Eastern market.


China fines GSK £300m as country head deported and given suspended sentence

19 September 2014 | By Michael Berry

GlaxoSmithKline has been fined 3bn renminbi (£297m) and former China boss Mark Reilly has been given a suspended jail sentence for bribery.


OMGI hires BlackRock's Crabb to lead new Asian equities team

17 September 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The new Asian Equities team will run the Dublin-domiciled $270m Old Mutual Pacific Equity and the $40m Old Mutual Asian Equity funds


China's central bank injects £50bn into top banks

17 September 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Local media reports in China say the central bank is in the process of distributing low-interest loans to the country’s top five state-owned banks.

Iggo Chris Axa

AXA IM boost Asia fixed income team with HSBC hires

11 September 2014 | By Pamela Morris

HSBC Global AM associate director for Hong Kong, Honyu Fung joins AXA IM alongside his colleague Jason Pang.


Japan GDP plunges 1.8% in Q2

8 September 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The economy experienced its worst quarterly decline since the 2011 earthquake.


Fidelity launches high conviction Asia Pacific fund

4 September 2014 | By Michael Berry

The Fidelity Asia Pacific Opportunities fund has been run as a pilot for the past two years and will be launched for retail investment on 24 September.

Comments (1)


Japan economy shows signs of stagnation

29 August 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Japanese GDP contracted sharply during Q2 following increase in consumption tax.


Henderson's HINT manager boosts Asia Pacific exposure

15 August 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Ben Lofthouse has added mainly to Chinese equities following signs of reforms in the country’s state owned enterprises.


Japan GDP sees biggest fall since 2011

13 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Economy suffers worst contraction since 2011 tsunami disaster.


Hermes’ Pines cuts India exposure after ‘broad and indiscriminate' rise

11 August 2014 | By Adam Lewis

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.


Will the Nikkei hit 17,000 this year?

7 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Scepticism still surrounds the fortunes of Abenomics and its “third arrow.”


Quilter Cheviot appoints Chinese marketing specialist

7 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Sam Jacobs will work with portfolio advisers and Chinese clients seeking Tier One Investor Visas.


BNY Mellon launches Asian bond fund

1 August 2014 | By Michael Berry

BNY Mellon is to launch a mostly-hard currency Asian bond fund for its Singapore-based Standish fixed income team.


Hargreaves labels Fidelity China Special Sits 'a bargain'

29 July 2014 | By Michael Berry

Hargreaves Lansdown head of research Mark Dampier has called the £604m trust “a bargain” for anyone bullish on the Middle Kingdom.


Invesco Asean Equity co-manager Maggie Lee exits

28 July 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

A fund update confirmed that Lee will depart for personal reasons and fellow co-manager William Yuen will assume sole management of the fund.


JP Morgan Chinese IT appoints LGT's Wong as director

25 July 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Wong also previously worked as deputy chief executive at Invesco Asia.

Fund Data


Following the Financial Services Consumer Panel’s damning report into fund charges what do you think the solution is?