Magazine issues»April 2020

Romil_PatelWe find ourselves in a precarious situation with the coronavirus. This pandemic has had significant implications for people, communities, businesses, financial markets and by extension, investors. As one asset manager puts it, we are in a “fragile Goldilocks situation”.

Natural_disasterAs volatility dominates the markets, Alex Rolandi and Romil Patel look at the advantages and risks of investing in real estate during uncertain times.

China_buildingsSince its economic rise, premiumisation has emerged as a key trend in China, but what are the opportunities and limitations? Romil Patel reports from Hong Kong and the mainland.

Margaret_Harwood-JonesMargaret Harwood-Jones, co-head financing and securities services at Standard Chartered, shares her insights on platform standardisation, opportunities in Asia and regulatory change to encourage sustainable development.

With the global economy at a crossroads, our panel of experts share their thoughts on the market conditions, geopolitical volatility and growth opportunities. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

Gautam_MehraPwC’s Global CEO Survey reflected a drop in the growth outlook for 2020. These sentiments were reflected in India as well, writes Gautam Mehra, leader – tax and regulatory at PwC India.

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Executive Interviews

Executive interview: Nicolas Moreau’s orderly transition

Jul 12, 2021

Nicolas Moreau, CEO of HSBC Asset Management, is moving to Asia as the firm looks to connect more directly with the region’s growth story. ESG is also a key focus – including the ‘just’ carbon...

Executive interview: The man who made Aberdeen

Mar 04, 2021

Martin Gilbert reflects on nearly four decades as Aberdeen CEO, including what he brought to the company, his regrets at not entering into private markets earlier, and passing like ships in the...

Roundtables

Roundtable: How well geared are Japanese assets for a new world?

Jul 12, 2021

As we prepare to emerge from Covid, experts look at overcoming demographic issues through a combination of good tech and corporate governance, improving productivity and meeting an ambitious government carbon emissions reduction target. Chaired by Romil Patel.

Hong Kong roundtable: Increasing China’s prominence as an asset class

Mar 04, 2021

Our line-up of experts in Hong Kong considers the importance of fixed income ETFs, sustainability and the prospects of increasing China in the indices. Chaired by Romil Patel.