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Our Unlisted Infrastructure team is one of the most experienced in the business. We have managed assets worldwide throughout various economic events since 1994.
First State Stewart Asia is an independent investment management team within First State Investments. The team manages a range of Asia Pacific equity strategies on behalf of institutional and intermediary clients globally, with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Edinburgh.
Each of our multiple investment teams are specialists in their respective fields and set their own investment philosophies and processes. Our commitment to responsibility investment is a common thread which runs through all our diverse investment capabilities.
The first quarter was extreme in the scale and magnitude of financial market volatility, particularly over the last six weeks of 1Q’20. A dramatic, global economic slowdown resulted from the unprecedented global quarantine of entire populations, in most developed countries, in response to the COV...
Is the investment ecosystem ready to meet the needs of the next generation of investors?
Each year around the Lunar New Year, factories in China switch off production and close up shop for the Spring Festival period. Factory workers who had left their rural hometowns in search of better wages in cities travel home en masse for the celebrations. With three billion trips expected to be...
First State Investments’ High Yield team aims to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns with lower volatility than the high yield market.
As a global platform, we take great care to ensure alpha sources are uncorrelated to markets and each other. This is why idea generation develops independent of an overarching ‘house view’.
Investing in emerging markets debt and Asian fixed income offers the potential for strong returns, an attractive income stream and diversification benefits versus developed markets.
Leading global investment manager, First State Investments, today announced four global leadership appointments.
Investing in property securities provides investors with an opportunity to exploit trends in various property sectors through the listed property trust market, without the significant transaction costs that typically apply when investing in direct property.
Over the last 11 years, carbon emissions from the US electricity sector have declined dramatically. This has been driven by (1) state based renewable energy targets (2) renewable and natural gas-fired generation becoming cheaper than coal and more recently, (3) investors’ behaviour – favouring co...
Corporate credit remains attractive to investors seeking a higher yield than cash and government bonds while retaining more defensive characteristics compared to equities. Higher quality global credit securities currently enjoy strong demand given the historically low yielding environment combin...
Our Global Listed Infrastructure team combines specialised knowledge and skills with a disciplined investment process to deliver long term capital growth and inflation protected income by investing in the shares of companies around the world that own or operate infrastructure assets.
First State Investments (‘First State’) announces that its Irish management company (FSI Ireland) is now operational with the appointment of four new additional roles, on the back of regulatory approval received from the Central Bank of Ireland (‘CBI’) in February 2019.
Leading global investment manager, First State Investments, has announced the launch of their third European Diversified Infrastructure Fund (EDIF III).
Leading global investment manager, First State Investments today announced the completion of its sale from Commonwealth Bank of Australia to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), for US$2.7 billion.
This letter forms the first in a series designed to introduce and explain our approach to sustainability, and the lessons learned so far. We hope that these reflections, drawing on the team’s combined experience, will provide a useful insight.
Forget talk of avocado toast and endless selfies, writes Will Oulton, asset managers and advisers need to wake up to the fact millennials will look to responsible investing as ethics drive their financial choices.
The North American railroad sector continues to undergo transformational change, but the execution is not without risk. These companies are overhauling what have been described as ‘dense spaghetti networks’. In this update Senior Analyst Jessica Johnson shares her insights following two weeks spe...
We have recently updated economic climate assumptions for individual countries and, in turn, amended the Neutral Asset Allocation (NAA) for the Diversified Growth Fund. It’s a process that we complete twice a year.
It has been 40 years since Mr Deng Xiaoping embarked on his ambitious market-based reform program and began to open up China’s economy. Since then, China has been transformed; while there have been stops and starts on the way, China was one of the fastest-growing countries in the world over the p...
Global Listed Infrastructure held up better than global equities during December’s turbulent market conditions. The FTSE Global Core Infrastructure 50/50 index fell -3.4%, while global equities^ dropped by -7.4%.
Infrastructure and utilities are at the epicentre of global efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Allocating capital appropriately within this space can effect meaningful change in working towards a two degree scenario.
We believe fundamental credit research and active security selection are required to identify the most compelling risk-adjusted opportunities in corporate credit. Our credit analysts assess the risk associated with a borrower and the securities they issue.
The work we have done on climate change is described on our website. The issue is having real investment implications today which we believe will continue into the future. However, as we have described previously, the focus on carbon footprinting is potentially missing significant risks in portfo...
A decade of experience in responsible investment has taught us that individuals and the wider industry’s views on sustainability/ESG are constantly evolving.