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Despite the rapid rise of self-service wealth platforms, investors still prefer a personal financial adviser over robo or digital solutions, a new report finds.
9 Dec 2022
This year’s volatile economic and financial environment is having a huge impact on the fortunes of the super-rich. Asia-Pacific still boasts the largest population of billionaires in world, but their number has slipped to 1,084, down 59 from the previous year, a new report finds. In terms of wealth, the region is the second largest, next to the Americas. Total wealth of billionaires in APAC fell nearly 10% to US$4.2 trillion.
8 Dec 2022
Raffles Family Office (RFO) has appointed Zann Kwan as chief investment officer and managing partner of Revo Digital Family Office (Revo), and Rizal Wijono as a member of the independent advisory board, with immediate effect.
8 Dec 2022
Schroders, one of Europe’s largest independent money managers, with US$939 billion of assets under management as of June 30 2022, has become the latest to switch to a buy for Hong Kong/China stocks. It joins a raft of other funds that have taken a similar stance as 2023 rolls around.
8 Dec 2022
Fewer equities, less cash, more gold, bonds, sustainable investments
7 Dec 2022
Challenges confronting the equities market are expected to persist into the new year, despite signs that market conditions in the region are set to improve.
7 Dec 2022
MFS Investment Management has appointed Sally Choo as head of distribution for Asia ex-Japan, effective January 1.
7 Dec 2022
Asian institutional investors are showing interest in partnering with other asset owners and asset managers as they seek to meet their climate goals but are hindered by the lack of investment avenues and technical expertise, a new report finds.
7 Dec 2022
The Principles for Responsible Investment has announced the largest collaborative initiative on social issues and human rights, involving more than 220 institutional investors representing over US$30 trillion in assets under management. Launched last week at the PRI’s annual investor conference in Barcelona, the Advance initiative will involve active engagement between 120 of those investors and 40 initial focus companies within the mining and metals and renewable energy sectors.
5 Dec 2022
In the wake of the collapse of crypto currency trading platform FTX, a top Singaporean official says no regulation can truly safeguard against the collapse of the untested asset class. “Cryptocurrencies themselves are highly volatile and have no intrinsic value,” says Singapore’s deputy prime minister Lawrence Wong. “Those who trade in cryptocurrencies must be prepared to lose all their value. No amount of regulation can remove this risk.”
5 Dec 2022