Autumn 2015

Our panel of asset servicing firms discuss the promise and pitfalls of mutual fund recognition with China. Chaired by George Mitton and Alan Chalmers in Hong Kong.

Hong KongMutual fund recognition between Hong Kong and mainland China has been one of the most hotly anticipated regulatory initiatives in the Asian funds industry. A new research project aims to determine what it means.

Praveen-JagwaniUTI International chief executive Praveen Jagwani talks about his newspaper column, Roald Dahl, Kenyan skies and watching a financial crash up close.

Kate-HodsonThe topic of corporate governance is not new. In Asia, interest in corporate governance stepped up in the late 1990s following the Asian financial crisis.

Nikki-Le-BrocqThe European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) released its advice on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) fund distribution passport on July 30.

Steve BarnettCan Abu Dhabi’s financial free zone attract the world’s top asset managers to set up offices? George Mitton interviews Steve Barnett, director of strategy and business planning.

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Sponsored Profiles

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Sponsored profile: Bridging the gap

Mar 11, 2019

Private equity is a core part of the business for Caceis’ Hong Kong office, which looks after clients in China and Europe. David Li, chief executive officer, explains why private equity enjoys strong client demand and how it is being used to fund China’s international infrastructure ambitions.

Executive Interviews

Executive interview: ‘China is the 800-pound gorilla’

Aug 04, 2020

Just over a year into his new role, Wai-Kwong Seck, chief executive officer at Eastspring Investments, discusses his business goals, the Covid-19 pandemic and China.

Executive interview: Understanding geographies

Apr 06, 2020

Margaret 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...

Roundtables

Hong Kong roundtable: A ‘fragile Goldilocks situation’

Apr 06, 2020

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.

Singapore roundtable: A horizon to hold long-term assets

Dec 12, 2019

Panellists discuss the geopolitical fractures concerning asset owners, Singapore as a hub for fintech start-ups and why it makes sense to raise capital from a Variable Capital Company (VCC). Chaired by Romil Patel in Singapore.