June 2017

Paolo_BrignardelloThe 1MDB affair shows that lax know-your-customer and due-diligence procedures are a major risk, says Paolo Brignardello, head of product management and marketing, Fundsquare. New solutions are needed.

Fanny_WongName? Fanny Wong

Job title? Head of custody, deputy general manager, Global Transaction Banking.

Part guidebook, part polemic, The Money Formula by Paul Wilmott and David Orrell is a journey into the arcane world of quantitative finance. review by George Mitton.

Altinvestor_meetingThe first AltInvestor conference, in Singapore, was a forum for family offices and the fund managers that serve them to share information and debate. Funds Global Asia was media partner to the event.

Brendan_Egan-Denise_LimThe phrase “it’s a small world” has never been more appropriate in the realm of tax. Since the OECD and G20’s initiative in 2013 to combat base erosion and profits shifting and to provide greater transparency for cross-border transactions, the sharing of tax data between governments has become a reality.

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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.