Nikko Asset Management announces policy regarding Japan’s Stewardship Code

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Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko Asset Management), announces its adoption of the “Principles for Responsible Institutional Investors” (also known as Japan’s Stewardship Code), and its formulation of “Nikko Asset Management’s Policy Regarding the Stewardship Code” in relation to its investments in publicly traded Japanese stocks. Nikko Asset Management is a related entity of Tyndall... Read more continue reading

The yuan’s rise to reserve-currency status

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Amid all the threats and counter-threats between Russia and the west over recent events in Ukraine was a warning by Kremlin aide Sergei Glazyev that Moscow might orchestrate the end of the US dollar’s role as the world’s foremost reserve currency.[1] While Glazyev’s threat was risible, he is one of the many to give voice... Read more continue reading

Significant investor visa insights

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Asia’s rich will be funding business and investment opportunities in Australia via the government’s Significant Investor Visa (SIV) scheme, according to David Chin, Managing Director and Founder of Basis Point. 18 months after launch by the then Labor government in November 2012, 255 primary SIVs have been granted, equating to $1.275 billion in new capital... Read more continue reading

AMP Capital expands offering in Asia by extending new UCITS platform to Asian investors

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AMP Capital has expanded its new Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS platform to make available UCITS versions of its Global Listed Infrastructure Fund and Global Real Estate Securities Fund to institutional investors in Asia. The launch of the UCITS-compliant funds to Asian investors is part of AMP Capital’s long-term strategy to continue to grow its business in the... Read more continue reading

Australia needs to make CIVs Asia-friendly

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Mr Kalman said that it should be seen as an imperative that Australia aligns its financial services compliance and tax regimes with international practice, as well as coming into line with the Collective Investment Vehicle (CIV) approach now being used internationally. “It is an ideal time for the bodies representing the various sectors of the... Read more continue reading

Orient Capital acquires King Worldwide Investor Relations

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Orient Capital (Orient), a global leader in share ownership analysis, has acquired London-based King Worldwide Investor Relations, the specialist capital markets intelligence business, formerly known as Capital Precision. Orient has also acquired a 50% interest in D.F. King & Co’s European operations from American Stock Transfer & Trust (AST). Orient provides share ownership analysis, equity... Read more continue reading

Fund Manager expands its operations in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone

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Australian based credit specialist Fund Manager La Trobe Financial has expanded its China business by setting up formal registration in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FT Zone). This FT Zone will enable La Trobe Financial to grow its current local operations further following China’s commencement of financial market liberalisation. As one of only a hand... Read more continue reading

Risk factors prompting Nikko Asset Management to cut equity exposure worsening

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Ukraine and China remain most worrisome issues The volatile geopolitical situation in Eastern Ukraine and the prospect for prolonged negative news out of China continue to weigh on Nikko Asset Management’s stance on global equities, which the Tokyo-based asset manager cut to neutral from overweight last month. Nikko Asset Management is a related entity of... Read more continue reading

Westpac and MNI Indicators to launch monthly survey of Chinese Consumer Sentiment

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Westpac Institutional Bank (Westpac) has partnered with MNI Indicators to co-produce an independent monthly report on the Chinese consumer: The Westpac MNI China Consumer Sentiment Survey. The key headline indicator from the survey is the Westpac MNI China Consumer Sentiment Indicator (Westpac MNI China CSI). MNI Indicators is part of MNI, a subsidiary of one of the... Read more continue reading

Threadneedle Investments asset allocation update: April 2014

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In this latest outlook, Mark Burgess, Chief Investment Officer at Threadneedle Investments, assesses market activity so far this year and provides an asset allocation update. Threadneedle halves overweight in equities Increases underweight in Asian equities on China concerns Increases overweight in Japan In our last asset allocation update, we framed the outlook for 2014 in... Read more continue reading