December 2017

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.

Hong_KongChina’s new cross-border capital rules have reduced foreign property acquisitions but strengthened Hong Kong’s role as a channel for mainland investors to export capital, says Petra Blazkova of Real Capital Analytics.

OsakaFrom elegant street wear to intricate electronics, Japanese products are popular and fashionable. These retailers are contributing to an economic resurgence, says Richard Kaye of Comgest.

Sarah-HaywardAustralia’s funds industry has reached a high level of technical development, though a survey of the industry suggests more progress is possible. Sarah Hayward, managing director of Calastone for Australia and New Zealand, shares her views.

Calastone_Connect_Forum_SidneyFunds Global Asia presented the results of a survey of its readers at a conference hosted by Calastone in Sydney.

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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.