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: 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.

INTERVIEW: ‘It cannot be excluded’

Sep 27, 2017

Bond Connect’s launch means China’s onshore bond markets are more accessible than ever. Mo Ji, an economist at amundi, tells George Mitton why that matters.

Roundtables

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.

ROUNDTABLE: More transparency, less certainty

Mar 20, 2017

Our panel discussed exchange-traded funds, regulatory overdrive and whether mutual fund recognition has been a failure. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.