Summer 2012

Half butterflyNearly half of Ucits fund sales take place outside Europe and Asia is now considering creating its own rival. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds a pilot scheme may launch this year.

Nag Rajat2Asia’s widening divide between rich and poor is not just a moral issue. The Asian Development Bank’s Rajat Nag tells Stefanie Eschenbacher that rising inequality will reduce the region’s growth potential.

DiamondsAs Hong Kong continues to attract vast amounts of wealth, businesses are lining up to play their part. Stefanie Eschenbacher visits the latest newcomer.

TaiwanTaiwan offers international asset managers interesting investment opportunities in the retail space, but regulatory challenges may eventually diminish opportunities. Stefanie Eschenbacher reports.

ShipAsset managers aggressively launched RQFII funds but sales have been slow. Lipper’s Xav Feng discusses the key issues: oversupply and limited demand.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Giving peace a chance

Jan 11, 2019

As US-China tensions escalated in 2018, the leaders of the two economies met in Buenos Aires to agree a truce. Aidan Yao, senior emerging Asia economist at Axa Investment Managers, talks to Romil...

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.

Roundtables

HONG KONG ROUNDTABLE: A sunny picture

Jan 11, 2019

Changes to regulation, US-Sino trade tensions and further steps by China to open its capital markets were some of the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

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.