Winter 2013

TreeIndonesia was the worst-hit country during the Asian financial crisis and summer stirred up bad memories. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds asset managers in Jakarta are focusing on the long-term potential.

Michael-TjoajadiMichael T. Tjoajadi of Schroder Investment Management Indonesia tells Stefanie Eschenbacher that local asset management skills need to be strengthened, ahead of the country joining a regional fund passport scheme developed by Singapore, Malaysia and Thailan.

MosaicIndonesia will have to reinvent the concept of Islamic finance to compete with its rival Malaysia, whose assets dwarf those of all other Asian countries combined. Stefanie Eschenbacher talks to the central bank and other pioneers.

Yusuf TalalIn an industry that is essentially based on ethics, sharia scholars make powerful decisions. Stefanie Eschenbacher talks to sheikh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo about his work as a sharia scholar and the future of Islamic finance.

WallThis year saw 68 newly launched sharia-compliant Asian funds, with the most of the funds launched focusing on the Indonesian market. Zawya Islamic – Lipper analyses the data.

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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.