Joining up over £13.8bn of assets
Based in Hong Kong
Lack of new business
According to AJ Bell Investcentre
Plans to dominate asset management coverage of the shares
Strong month for technology
Asset allocations for the year ahead
Two key risks
2016 saw $366bn in online sales in China
The strength of emerging market (EM) economic growth this century has been well documented, as has the shift (broadly speaking) from commodity and manufacturing based economies to ones more supported by shifting demographics and the burgeoning middle...
Established free trade agreements
China's debt could reach $7.6trn by year-end
Opportunities in the IT sector
The biggest news stories over the summer months
China has improved in last 18 months
In the years prior to 1997, the countries known as the Asian tigers (Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia and Thailand) experienced extraordinary economic performance along with macroeconomic stability.
Korea performed well
Japan (Topix) is doing well this year in US dollar terms, up 12% compared to 11% for the S&P 500 and 13% for the MSCI World index.
Rising female employment rate
The issues facing Japan with respect to its ageing population are well documented.
With 17,000 listed companies in Asia Pacific ex Japan, the search for good quality businesses available at attractive valuations is immense.
Amid the attention focused on the recent downgrade of China, it is easy to forget that Indonesia was upgraded the week beforehand, when Standard & Poor's became the third and last of the major agencies to rate the country as investment grade (BBB-).