Thank you for joining us at the Asia Investment Conference. We are excited to bring together leading asset owners and investment professionals for a fruitful and insightful discussion.
Asian markets have staged a comeback this year, with equities and fixed income delivering attractive returns. Earnings growth continued to beat expectations. MSCI’s decision to include China in its global indices gave a further boost to the region. The recently launched China-Hong Kong Bond Connect scheme provides a new avenue for international investors to tap into China’s bond market. While many expect that the rally looks set to continue given stronger momentum and improved investor sentiment, how should we navigate the markets and capitalise opportunities ahead as global uncertainty lingers?
Investec Asset Management established its Asian presence over 20 years ago. Since then, we have been expanding our business and client base across the region. We have also built investment teams based in Asia to provide ‘on the ground’ insight. A range of Asian and emerging markets fund products with proven track record are also offered to meet the needs of investors with home bias. We are committed to developing our Asian business.
As a long-term investment manager, we deem it our duty to communicate with you, our investment partners, on the many opportunities and risks that we collectively face, so please ask the hard questions and take this opportunity to interact with your peers.
I hope that you will find the conference useful. Please enjoy your time with us!
Managing Director, Head of Advisor Business, Asia
Investec Asset Management
Generating alpha in Asia and China
Adding value in emerging markets fixed income
The next winners: Asian equity and emerging markets fixed income
At Investec Asset Management we believe in investing for a better tomorrow. We want to assist people around the globe to retire with dignity and meet their financial objectives by offering specialist, active investment expertise. We are a patient, long-term business offering organically-developed investment capabilities through active segregated mandates and mutual funds. Our clients include some of the world’s largest private and public sector pension funds, financial institutions, corporates, foundations, central banks and intermediaries serving individual investors.
It all began in South Africa in 1991. After more than twenty-six years, we have grown to become an established global investment management firm, now managing approximately US$124 billion*. We continue to develop our owner culture and are committed to building a long-term inter-generational business. The founding leadership is still in place, offering stability and a long-term investment outlook for clients.
We are deeply committed to creating a better, sustainable future. We are conscious of our responsibility, both as investors of other people’s money and of our broader responsibility to society. Through our core investing activities, our leadership in the industry, our environmental initiatives and our commitment to our local communities, we seek to make a positive impact in all that we do.
Our overriding aim is to manage our investments to the highest standard possible and thereby exceed our clients’ investment and service expectations.
Our focus is on global and emerging market investing across asset classes. We started with a range of largely South African products and, in the late 1990s, recognising that the investment world would inevitably become less local, we globalised our business. This approach, combined with a footprint in both emerging and developed markets, has characterised the development of our investment solutions.'
We effectively balance strong local expertise with the benefits of a tightly connected global firm. We see our ability to adapt to the dynamics of the markets in which we operate as a significant strength.
*Source: Investec Asset Management, as at 30.06.17
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