Asian Markets

We trade Asian countries' sovereign debt, equities, corporate fixed income, ETFs, and funds denominated either in local currency or U.S. dollars. Our financial advisors monitor Asian Financial Markets closely, in order to know the best investment opportunities for clients.

Asian Markets are considered the world's growth engine for the next 25 years. It is worth mentioning that during the 2008-2009 economic crisis these markets over performed European developed markets by 20%.

Nowadays it is clear that Asian and Emerging Markets are deeply intertwined. Asian Markets are performing very strongly globally, which boosts Emerging Market's performance overall.

Increased labor participation, capital, technological development and innovation are elements at the core of the region's growth. It is a fact that exports allowed Asia to transform its economies, by becoming low-margin manufacturers of Western branded goods. Along this process, Asian entrepreneurs learned from the commercial exchange with foreign countries and its technologies.

The following strategic sectors are the main engines, or potential ones, of investments and growth:

  • Information and Communication Technology: Asia is the world's largest Internet user, with a 40% of the world's share, and also the world's largest market for mobile phones.
  • Corporate and Government Information Technology (CIT)
  • Health Care Industry: biotechnology, medical manufacturers and pharmaceutical developments.
  • Construction
  • Finance (including Insurance and Banking)
  • Transportation

Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent.  It covers 8.6% of the earth's total surface (or 29.9% of its land area) and with approximately 4 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's human population.  During the 20th century, Asia's population nearly quadrupled.

Asia has the second largest nominal GDP of all continents, after Europe, but the largest when measured in PPP.  As of 2010, the largest economies in Asia are China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Indonesia.

The on-going expansion of personal wealth and opportunities in the region to spend or invest are defining elements of Asia's exceptional growth rate.  But there is a structural factor allowing this powerful economic engine to grow: the combination between access/deregulation and stability/regulation.

The crisis in U.S. financial system, has created great investment opportunities in the Asian capital markets.

StateTrust trades in a number of Asian countries:

  • China, India, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan.

This image illustrates the relative size of Asian countries' GDP at year-end 2010.