‘ Asia Pacific ’

Nikko remains positive on Japanese equities in 2018

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Naoki Kamiyama, chief strategist, Nikko Asset Management.

Naoki Kamiyama, Chief Strategist at Nikko Asset Management, discusses some of the key forces shaping the outlook for the Japanese economy and stock market in 2018, including government policy, earnings growth, wage growth, and capital expenditure.



BlackRock: 7 portfolio ideas for 2018

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
BlackRock: 7 portfolio ideas for 2018

By Richard Turnill, Global Chief Investment Strategist, BlackRock

Richard shares seven investing ideas to consider as 2018 gets underway.



China Post Global lists iStoxx MUTB Japan Quality ETF on LSE

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
China Post Global lists iStoxx MUTB Japan Quality ETF on LSE

China Post Global has cross-listed the Market Access iStoxx MUTB Japan Quality 150 Index UCITS ETF (MAJQ LN) on the London Stock Exchange. The ETF is the first product China Post Global has listed on the LSE since it acquired the Market Access ETFs from RBS in 2016.



Nikko: Asian equity market outlook 2018

Dec 29th, 2017 | By
Nikko: Asian equity market outlook 2018

From the Asian equity desk at Nikko Asset Management.

A robust global economy and monetary policy tightening could benefit export-oriented economies in Asia. Coupled with a recovery of consumption within the region, we continue to believe that Asian equities provide better earnings growth prospects at a more attractive valuation relative to developed markets.



What’s the smart approach to Japanese equity exposure?

Dec 15th, 2017 | By
Nizam Hamid , ETF strategist at WisdomTree in Europe.

By Nizam Hamid, ETF Strategist at WisdomTree in Europe.

After US equities, Japanese equities are the second largest country weighting in the MSCI World Index, at close to 9% as of the end of October 2017. As such, Japan is an important allocation for many investors. However, the country has unique economic and equity market attributes, and therefore it’s paramount that investors find an appropriate investment solution.



Risk – the dog that did not bite in 2017, says S&P DJI

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
Risk – the dog that did not bite in 2017, says S&P DJI

In a review of 2017, Hamish Preston, senior associate, index investment strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices states that “risk was the dog that didn’t bite this year”.



Gold ETFs add 9.1 tonnes in November

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
Gold ETFs add 9.1 tonnes in November

The World Gold Council has reported that gold ETFs saw net inflows amounting to 9.1 tonnes of gold ($393 million) during November, bringing total holdings to 2,357t ($8.5 billion).



Robotic ETFs cash in

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
2017 – the year of the robot?

Thematic ETFs providing access to companies involved in the manufacture or use of robotics and automation have seen stunning growth in assets under management (AUM) in 2017, fuelled both by large inflows and remarkable returns.



Vietnam equity ETFs surge

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
Vietnam equity ETFs surge

ETFs that provide exposure to Vietnam-listed equities, such as the db x-trackers FTSE Vietnam UCITS ETF (XFVT GR), have displayed remarkable performance recently, rising nearly 30% between the start of August and 28 November, as the country’s stock market has soared.



Caixin to launch China-focused commodity indices

Nov 29th, 2017 | By
Gao Erji, executive president of Caixin Insight.

Caixin Insight has announced that it has entered into a strategic cooperation with commodity trading fund Gresham Investment Management in order to create a series of Chinese commodity indices. Gao Erji, executive president of Caixin Insight, commented: “This strategic cooperation between our two companies will fill the gaps in the traded index market for Chinese commodity futures.”