December 2016

America’s president-elect wants to abandon trade pacts and declare China a currency manipulator. How much trouble will he cause in Asia? George Mitton reports.

India has relaxed rules on foreign investment, promising to boost its economy. Fiona Rintoul reports.

International investors now have better access to more than 800 Shenzhen-listed stocks thanks to a scheme that confirms Hong Kong’s place as a gateway to the mainland. George Mitton reports.

The Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme was a hot topic of discussion at an asset management briefing in Hong Kong. Alan Chalmers reports.

Cross-border fund initiatives are developing across Asia. Tilman Fechter of Clearstream says the key is to identify where the potential flows are, and build the infrastructure around them.

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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

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.

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.