TECHNOLOGY

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.

Jun 09, 2018

Leo_Chen_CalastoneFunds Global Asia, in partnership with Calastone, presented the results of a survey of the funds industry to audiences in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Jun 09, 2018

Leo_ChenWith automation rates close to 100% in some regional markets, Calastone is turning its attention to new products such as big data analytics, and expansion in Malaysia and elsewhere, says Leo Chen, head of Asia.

Jun 09, 2018

Olivier_PortenseigneIt is important to see regulators’ interventions in the funds industry as the key to progress on better investor experience and service-cost consciousness, but digital transformation will make the biggest breakthroughs by reshaping the market, says Olivier Portenseigne, managing director and chief commercial officer, Fundsquare.

May 29, 2018

Artificial_intelligenceFunds investing in artificial intelligence and robotics have overtaken monthly dividend payout funds in Japan in terms of assets – a sign of their growing popularity.

May 22, 2018

Digital connectivityDeutsche Bank has acquired a software company based in Mumbai to improve digital connectivity in its global transaction banking department.

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.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Giving peace a chance

Jan 11, 2019

As US-China tensions escalated in 2018, the leaders of the two economies met in Buenos Aires to agree a truce. Aidan Yao, senior emerging Asia economist at Axa Investment Managers, talks to Romil...

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.

Roundtables

HONG KONG ROUNDTABLE: A sunny picture

Jan 11, 2019

Changes to regulation, US-Sino trade tensions and further steps by China to open its capital markets were some of the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

SINGAPORE ROUNDTABLE: Optimism versus caution

Oct 23, 2018

The impact of financial technology, developments in Asian passporting and the promise of new markets in Thailand were among the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.