March 2018

George_MittonEighteen months ago, in an effort to stamp out corrupt money, the Indian government invalidated high-value banknotes overnight. Citizens and foreign investors alike were startled by the sudden move, which briefly caused confusion and cash shortages.

Chatrapati_Shivaji_AirportThe decision of Indian stock exchanges to terminate foreign derivative trading was a nasty shock for foreign investors – and a reminder of why this market is known for its uncertain regulatory environment. Indrajit Basu reports.

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.

Carol_WongFormed 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.

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.

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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Sponsored Profiles

Sponsored feature: Another way of doing things

Nov 05, 2020

Funds Global Asia talks to Calastone’s Leo Chen about the growth of wealth management in Southeast Asia and the emergence of new models.

Sponsored feature: Asset allocators – How do you track your decisions?

Apr 06, 2020

Mark Barry, Head of Asset Allocation at Milestone Group, explores how a simple question can highlight opportunities to automate and streamline your asset allocation investment process.

Sponsored feature: How is DLT changing the global securities services landscape?

Oct 17, 2019

By Jeslyn Tan, global head of product management, securities services, at Deutsche Bank

Sponsored feature: A new base for fund distribution

Oct 16, 2019

To get the most value out of the digitisation of investment fund distribution, a blockchain-based infrastructure is fundamental. By Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer, Fundsquare.

Executive Interviews

Executive interview: Staying agile on the pandemic plan

Nov 05, 2020

Terry Pan, chief executive for Greater China, southeast Asia and Korea at Invesco Asia Pacific, tells us about managing a business during Covid-19, opportunities on the continent and US-China...

Executive interview: Hong Kong: Bridging the ESG gap

Nov 05, 2020

Dr King Lun Au, executive director at the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) discusses Hong Kong’s “unique” role in developing ESG in the region with Romil Patel.

Roundtables

Roundtable: ‘What’s priced in versus what surprises’

Jan 04, 2021

As we head into 2021, our panel of experts in Singapore pore over the key risks that are not fully priced in, the impact of the incoming Biden administration on Asia and the dominant investment theme that is China. Chaired by Romil Patel.

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.