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Plane wingOptimism bias is a demonstrable problem among investors. Our correspondent in Asia suggests a radical solution.

Chinese EU flagsChina Post Global's acquisition of a European ETF platform signals growing interest in passive investment in the Asian funds world. George Mitton reports.

TeamChina’s insurance market, on track to be the world’s biggest, could soon include co-operative and mutual insurers. Dave Waller reports.

Bruce-McGloganAs an alternative asset class, private equity and real estate (PERE) is on the rise worldwide, according to Bruce McGlogan, Head of Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Services at Maitland, the global advisory and fund administration firm with over $280 billion in assets under administration.

Dong-WangDespite its name, HSBC will always be a ‘foreign’ bank in China. But its local asset management arm isn’t letting that slow its asset gathering. George Mitton reports from Shanghai.

Jan-DehnThe head of research at Ashmore talks about “arbitrary” index providers, fears of an angry mob in Tienanmen Square, and why investors have mistaken China for the Death Star. He talks to George Mitton.

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Executive Interviews

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Roundtables

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

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