TECHNOLOGY

May 01, 2018

Baidu_buildingChinese search engine Baidu is spinning off its consumer lending and wealth management platform as a separate entity backed by private equity funding.

Apr 18, 2018

Ripple_coinsCryptocurrency funds are launching across Asia and big investors are taking an interest. But will the likes of bitcoin ever become a mainstream asset class? Cybil Huichen Chou reports.

Apr 18, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discussed fund passporting, robo-advisers and the potential of a new investment structure, the S-Vacc. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.

Apr 18, 2018

Data_globeRBC Investor and Treasury Services is engaged in a multi-year technology programme to improve its digital offering and unlock the value in clients’ data. Andrew Gordon, head of Asia, explains the strategy.

Apr 18, 2018

Server_roomThe brute power of quantum computers could soon demolish the strongest cyber security. Alongside the US, China is at the forefront of this technology, says Michael Kollo of Axa Investment Managers.

Apr 18, 2018

BitcoinsWithin two years, blockchain could be a standard part of asset management. Fiona Rintoul considers the regulatory hurdles that might lie ahead.

Apr 17, 2018

FintechNippon Life Insurance has invested $94 million in a fund managed by its US investment subsidiary that invests in start-up companies.

Mar 27, 2018

Digital_client_verificationKnow Your Customer, a Dublin-based company that provides digital client verification to speed up the onboarding process, has hired Robin Lim to lead its south-east Asian team.

Mar 13, 2018

Singapore_Exchange_buildingTechnology firm Smartkarma is piloting a scheme to allow Singapore Exchange-listed companies to streamline their communication and data reporting.

Feb 27, 2018

FinTechDisruptive financial technology companies in China and India are collaborating with other players as they develop online fund distribution methods.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Operational challenges

Jun 09, 2018

Caroline Higgins of Northern Trust tells George Mitton about A-share inclusion, ETF Connect and why Cayman funds predominate in the region.

INTERVIEW: Making a name

Apr 18, 2018

Formed by a merger in 2012, Old Mutual Global Investors was little-known in Asia. Carol Wong, managing director for Asia-Pacific, is changing that. She talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

HONG KONG ROUNDTABLE: a long-term project

Jun 09, 2018

Our panel discussed robo-advisers, ETF Connect, and why the mutual recognition of funds (MRF) scheme will take time to develop. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.

SINGAPORE ROUNDTABLE: Small nation, big ambitions

Apr 18, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discussed fund passporting, robo-advisers and the potential of a new investment structure, the S-Vacc. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.