Spring 2013

Shatering heartThe joint venture rules that tie foreign asset managers to their Chinese counterparts have recently changed, leaving the future uncertain for many. Stefanie Eschenbacher investigates.

King-AuKing Lun Au of BOCHK Asset Management, talks to Stefanie Eschenbacher about his new affiliations, product developments and why he would rather not promote his brand to a wide investor base through Ucits.

Toy-soldiersHeadline writers sometimes need to resist the temptation to use inflammatory phrases as they try to attract readers, finds Stefanie Eschenbacher. But why lead with currency wars when there is something as arresting as Abenomics?

Falleing petalsFollowing last year’s election in Japan, new leaders are starting to implement drastic measures. Masashi Oda of SuMi Trust explains the ‘three arrows’ policy: aggressive monetary easing, fiscal stimulus and supporting measures to boost economic growth.

Hong KongThe proposed mutual recognition of funds between Hong Kong and China could transform the island from a primarily fund distribution to a fund manufacturing centre. Muriel Oatham explores the opportunities.

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Executive Interviews

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.

INTERVIEW: Joining the family

Dec 12, 2017

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

Roundtables

SINGAPORE ROUNDTABLE: Small nation, big ambitions

Apr 18, 2018

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.

REAL ESTATE ROUNDTABLE: In search of a home

Jul 17, 2017

From Korean warehouses to Chinese hospitals, investors’ holding periods are growing in Asia. But in a market awash with liquidity, so is competition for assets. Our panel in Hong Kong discuss real estate investment.