December 2017

George_MittonNot long ago, a fund professional in Hong Kong told me that trying to set up an Asian fund passport was, to paraphrase, like pushing excrement uphill.

PassportThe Asia Region Funds Passport is due to launch in 2018. But will it catch on? George Mitton reports.

Robo-adviserAsia is becoming a proving ground for innovative robo-advice technologies. Joshua Bateman reports from Hong Kong Fintech Week.

Damon-HamblyAn acquisition has increased the visibility of Natixis investment managers in Australia. George Mitton talks to its local chief executive.

MiFID_eventAs deadlines loom, asset managers in Asia are scrambling to understand how a major piece of European regulation will affect 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.