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: ‘We have to improve ourselves’

Jul 17, 2017

Raising productivity is essential for Abenomics to succeed, says Mitsuhiro Yuasa, co-founder of Rheos Capital.

INTERVIEW: Cash-rich and hoping to grow

Mar 20, 2017

The chief executive of Value Partners has ambitious plans and $335 million to spend. George Mitton meets King Lun Au.

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.