June 2017

Globe_in_palmThe Association of Professional Fund Investors aims to attract new members and foster greater engagement in Asia. Three of its directors, Mussie Kidane, Jauri Hakka and JB Beckett, explain why.

Hong_Kong_sunsetIn December 2016, The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) reached a cooperation agreement that opens reciprocal market access to fund providers of both countries.

SurprisedMiFID II’s unbundling rules on broker research payments could result in an acid test for fund board directors by the end of this year, says Nick Fitzpatrick.

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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.