December 2017

George_MittonNot long ago, a fund professional in Hong Kong told me that trying to set up an Asian fund passport was, to paraphrase, like pushing excrement uphill.

PassportThe Asia Region Funds Passport is due to launch in 2018. But will it catch on? George Mitton reports.

Robo-adviserAsia is becoming a proving ground for innovative robo-advice technologies. Joshua Bateman reports from Hong Kong Fintech Week.

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

MiFID_eventAs deadlines loom, asset managers in Asia are scrambling to understand how a major piece of European regulation will affect them.

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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.