Active fund managers who invest in listed securities are finding it harder to gain an edge. © Reuters

Mercer flags more pain for mutual fund managers

Lower fees heighten lure of passive investing

  • Singapore's UOL eager to bulk up overseas property portfolio

    London and other mature markets on the radar

  • Top Hong Kong developers step up expansion amid property boom

    Share of local developers rises as mainland buyers retreat

  • Anthony Couse

    India real estate investors see opportunities in Modi reforms

    But cities need adequate sewage and other infrastructure to support expansion

  • Asian deals lift global real estate investment in 2017

    Search for yield continued amid low interest rates

  • China-fueled property boom distorts markets in Asia-Oceania

    Authorities move to stop overheating as soaring prices cause concern

  • Wooden skyscraper eyed for the heart of Tokyo

    Sumitomo Forestry's grand design envisions a 70-story high-rise in 2041

  • Japan's real estate lending slows amid housing glut

    Less financing for rich people building apartments for tax purposes

  • Mainland players won't control Hong Kong property market: tycoon

    Hang Lung chairman expects local companies to beat Chinese conglomerates

  • Hong Kong landlords turning hotels into offices for bigger gains

    Strong mainland demand and tight supply lift office rents in prime districts

  • Tokyo condo prices tower near record heights in 2017

    Fewer developers and tight supply pushing up prices

  • Foreign hotel chains race to tap tourism boom in Japan

    Pundits bet on high visitor numbers even after 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • Phillip Zhong

    Sky-high Hong Kong property market could hit turbulence

    Low debt ratios make crash unlikely, but capital outflows could hit prices

  • New funds turn Kyoto's aging town houses into inns

    Crowdfunding touches off investment boom in Japan's ancient capital

  • China's new consumption-driven economy isn't what it seems

    Only the rich are spending more, and the investment addiction persists

  • Singapore REITs retain favor despite rising rates

    REITs in sectors such as hotels and industrial properties likely to perform better

  • Singapore's GIC pumps $558m into Tokyo office building

    Sovereign wealth fund announces third deal in Japan in four months

  • Mainland renters, buyers flock back to Hong Kong property market

    Chinese companies step up activity after getting green light from Beijing

  • Norway wealth fund to buy prime properties in Tokyo

    The fund and Tokyu Fudosan will jointly spend nearly $1.2bn for five buildings

  • Singapore land grab continues despite central bank warning

    Developers undeterred by the prospect of higher interest rates, weak home prices