Magazine issues»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.

Margaret_Harwood-JonesThe best way for financial organisations to protect themselves against cyber crime is to employ diverse, well-trained teams, says Margaret Harwood-Jones, global head of securities services, Standard Chartered.

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